When browsing the forums, whenever a header crossfade occurs, my Firefox CPU utilization jumps to 40-50%. The same in IE9.
I’m not able to play games (like BM, for example) with an open BM forum tab on my second monitor. I just get a huge fps drop every few seconds.
I think this amount of CPU time used to make the crossfade happen is not worth the result.
Could you somehow optimize the crossfade (by a factor of at least 10) or provide a cookie-backed option to disable crossfading?
Athlon64 6000+, 2x 3 Ghz
Geforce GTX 660Ti
While this system isn’t quite high-end, it can handle BM quite well, but struggles on rendering the website. Something is wrong here.
Also tried on my laptop, (i5 Sandy Bridge, 2410M, 4 HT cores).
CPU utilization reaches 4-5% here. Doesn’t hurt that much, but still too much for a crossfade that most people don’t even pay attention to all the time.