Question Is 30%-40% CPU usage normal for Youtube in 1080p in Chrome?

Roko4242

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The CPU I'm using is an I3-9100 with a UHD 630 iGPU. I have Hardware Accelatrion enabled and when I would run Youtube in 1080p some videos use up 10-15% of my CPU while others 30-40%. With Hardware Acceleration disabled it goes up to 60%?

I've had my PC for about 2.5 months and noticed nothing wrong with it. I'm just concerned if this kinda usage is normal for something such as Youtube.

For example, when I stream Netflix in 1080p or watch movies in VLC in 1080p my CPU usage is at around 10-15% so I don't understand why Youtube is higher.
 

bishopi5

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Yes its normal.. Even 720p will pull %15+ on good CPU's

Oh and to answer your question, chrome dosen't support 1080p netflix, A little hidden bit of info, its always running at 720p if ur using chrome
 

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