Firefox update debuts WebRender, updated AV1 decoder
Firefox has been updated with a range of significant performance improvements, but developers will be most interested in WebRender’s rollout and the updated AV1 decoder.
WebRender is Mozilla’s next-gen GPU-based 2D rendering engine. The technology aims to make browsing feel smoother by moving core graphics rendering processes to the GPU.
Previous iterations of Firefox’s browser rendering pipeline varied dependent on platform and OS, which had two core drawbacks:
Dependent on the variation, rendering was performed on the CPU which consumes resources...