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Cubes 3D

The above link works perfectly on Windows 7: Chrome Version 26.0.1410.43 m

But on XP SP3: Chrome Version 26.0.1410.43 m

the cubes are reduced to displaying a flattened number 2.

This behaviour is completely unexpected, could anyone explain why the same browser version is being affected by the OS?

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why the same browser version is being affected by the OS?

Because the browser is calling underlying system APIs to render the page. In this case with an HTML 5 page the browser is probably using some video acceleration to directly interact with the video card. You don't mention the video card but different cards or drivers could also be a factor.

You can see if hardware acceleration is enabled by going to chrome://flags and checking this setting:

GPU compositing on all pages Mac, Windows, Linux

Uses GPU accelerated compositing on all pages, not just those that include GPU-accelerated layers.

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Thanks Brad, 'using some video acceleration' makes perfect sense. Its a very old machine that was given in my new work place. Your answer makes sense. – chris loughnane Apr 8 '13 at 19:29

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