Description of the issue: While hardware acceleration is enabled via settings, my browser severely glitches, lags, tears, etc. Verbal example: I load the YouTube homepage. All the elements flicker into existence down the screen, as if turning on an old flickering lightbulb. Scrolling down leads to staggering, and scrolling up to the top of the page vibrates as if the page is receiving a considerable number of scroll down and up commands. There are large flashing black boxes, almost to the point of epileptic. Upon loading a YouTube video, the browser crashed.
If I then open another tab or page entirely, upon scrolling I can still see elements of the previous tab/page behind the new page’s elements. It’s very strange to see. Even stranger (and likely a clue) - when I try to enable Nvidia Shadowplay’s integrated recording software, the issue completely disappears, and only reappears when I stop my recording. Very elusive.
How can this issue be reproduced?
Enable hardware acceleration
Expected result: See above
Brave Version( check About Brave):v1.50.121 (“up to date”)
Additional Information: Windows 11, laptop, 3070m GPU, 11800h CPU.
I use hardware acceleration for other apps such as Adobe software, and haven’t experienced any issues with them. Brave is the only app that I’ve seen such errant behavior in. If necessary I have a phone recording showing the effects.
It’s frustrating as I have plenty of GPU memory but a bottlenecked CPU, so having Chromium eat up even more CPU makes the browsing experience very poor.
i was having i think the same issue, though i’d like to add that i was also experiencing some overall text fuzzyness in every aspect of the browser, browser settings included. a google spreadsheet when scrolled would often leave a previous frame or two overlapping with the new, making some extreme visual bugginess. i think this was what was happening with the text to make it fuzzy sometimes, like i had mentioned.
But, i think its fixed now!
the option that fixed it was 4. option 3 made it to where my whole screen flickered non-stop. when I chose OpenGL in the drop box from option 4, everything started working properly.
thank you @Saoiray , this had been bugging me going on 1-2 months since it randomly started after a long time of no issues!