Originally Posted by bobsie41
Ever since this has been an available option on any device I have used, I have ticked 'force GPU rendering' in developer options as it appears to make scrolling on the device smoother. I have done this without understanding the technical implications of doing so.
Could somebody kindly explain the pros and cons of implementing this and, if the general concensus is improvement in the operation of this device, why is the setting un-ticked by default?
ie. How is Mr. (or Mrs.) average user supposed to correctly set up his (or her) device for optimal performance without knowledge of such things.
Shouldn't the optimum performance of a device be automatically set up 'out of the box' ??
It saves the CPU from doing more work than needed, yet it causes most games to lag insanely.
It allows the CPU to run at lower frequencies, yet uses more battery, because the GPU is used more.
It makes UI-usage a lot less laggy, yet like I already said, it's only in the SystemUI..
And I have no other pros, only cons.
I prefer to have it off, saves me battery, I can play more graphic-intense games with a lot less lag.
Hope I could help!