GPU Profiling Support Lands In Mozilla Firefox
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 29 October 2014 at 10:06 PM EDT. 4 Comments
MOZILLA --
The built-in profiler for Mozilla's Firefox web browser now has the ability to provide GPU profiling information.

Mozilla graphics team has added GPU profiling support that so far will show how much GPU time is spent when compositing. The GPU profiling support has already proven useful for debugging issues and optimizing Firefox's GPU usage.

The GPU profiling support is still being advanced to support Direct3D as well as hooking it up to report WebGL profiling information.


More information on the basic GPU profiling support can be found via this blog post by Mozilla developer Benoit Girard. The request for Firefox GPU profiling can be found via the Mozilla Bugzilla.
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