Vivaldi 1.11 and dGPU on portable Macs



  • Since I installed Vivaldi 1.11 on my Macbook Pro Late 2011, always fires up the dGPU (AMD Radeon 6750M) instead Intel HD3000, like before. Is there any process to boot up Vivaldi with the integrated GPU solely?

    macOS 10.12.6
    Vivaldi 1.11.917.43 (Stable channel) (64 bits)


  • Moderator

    As i know the Intel GPU has many issues, a bad graphic performance and decoding performance.

    But i did not find any bugreport of users mentioning they need to have Intel GPU instead of a better one.
    Please report your wish/bug.


    If you found a bug, please report the issue to the developers to fix it.

    How to do a bugreport for Vivaldi
    Report each bug seperately at https://vivaldi.com/bugreport/
    Describe the issue as precise as you can.
    Add some information about extensions you use.
    Add information about the operating system and version you use.
    If you have problems with video or audio give us information about your installed codecs and graphics card/GPU.
    Add a exact link to the page where the issue comes up and can be tested.
    After reporting the issue, you will receive a confirmation mail from the bugtracker.
    In a reply to this mail you can add more information and files (like screenshots or testcases) as attachments and it will be added automatically to bug report.
    If you have questions about the bug please ask in forum first and do not forget to post the VB-XXXXX bug number (you can find it in confirmation mail).

    Thanks in advance for helping us to make Vivaldi better!




  • @impreza233 Is GPU hardware acceleration on your system enabled by default or was your GPU blacklisted by the Chromium team but reenabled via vivaldi://flags?



  • @xyzzy My GPU was blacklisted but reenabled via vivaldi://flags in "Override GPU List" option. I know that the Intel HD3000 isn't a very good graphics card, but, in my generation of MacBook Pro, using the dedicated graphics is a risk because of logic board failing...


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    @impreza233 Did you file a bugreport for Vivaldi devs as i suggested? Perhaps they can help in this special case.
    if you did please give me the bugnumber that we internal testers can check with Mac.



  • @impreza233 Google's Chromium developers blacklist GPUs for a number of different reasons, and no GPU hardware acceleration would be the official supported configuration for your system from a Chromium perspective. That's not necessarily a bad thing, and I think the end goal (from a Vivaldi perspective) is to get to a point where it will no longer be necessary to fight the GPU blacklist in order to enable video playback on any system, but to simply work regardless of whether hardware acceleration (in the Chromium code) is enabled or disabled.

    My advice would be to file a bug indicating that you cannot play video on your system due to a blacklisted GPU, and that overriding the blacklist is not a viable option for you due to the reasons that you mentioned earlier. When you get a confirmation email from the bug tracking system Issue Collector, reply to it and attach a page capture of the vivaldi://gpu page so that the developers are aware of your configuration as they fix (rework?) some of the video playback code on macOS.


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