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Old 2014-01-05, 21:44   #4
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"Chris Halsall"
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Originally Posted by kladner View Post
I would guess that a finance program either uses some fancy graphic tricks, or that it harnesses the amazing calculating ability of a GPGPU.
I would guess you are correct, on the first part, but not the latter.

Possibly the program is using some fancy GPU based UI rendering via the OS which is being hindered by the GPU being very busy factoring.

I, personally, have found the UI to become extremely sluggish using Chrome under both Linux and Windows when the GPU is busy. Chrome leverages on any GPU(s) available without taking GPU load into consideration.

Entirely speculation, but it seems like a reasonable conclusion based on the evidence available.
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