Rethinking browser architecture
Crafted for the latest multi-core silicon, Flow delivers unbeatable HTML5 performance with extremely low memory consumption.
Chrome & WebKit based browsers waste almost all the available performance of GPU enabled multi-core silicon. Flow makes full use of modern hardware to take performance to the next level.
Flow provides extensive support for HTML, DOM and CSS from WHATWG and the W3C, to meet the requirements of demanding applications and fresh looking UIs.
Using GPU rendering techniques from the gaming industry, Flow ensures smooth visual effects and consistent high frame rate animations.
By delivering over twice the frame rate of other browsers, Flow is able to meet the exacting demands of 4K UIs and the high frame rate requirements of VR headsets whilst enabling tight management of hardware costs.
Check out our blog post “Smoother animations, Faster apps”.
Groundbreaking HTML layout performance
Flow dramatically improves HTML layout performance on multi-core silicon by using multithreading to position elements simultaneously.
As layout can account for as much as half of an HTML browser’s overall activity, Ekioh’s new parallel architecture cuts layout times by up to 60% on a quad-core device.
Interested to know more about layout performance? See our blog post “Improving HTML browser layout performance”.
Exceptional performance with less memory
Blink and WebKit use accelerated compositing to achieve desired levels of rendering performance, but this has significant memory overheads. At HD resolutions, cached pixmaps can account for as much as 50MB, at 4K it is over 200MB.
Flow’s innovative use of the GPU delivers richer looking UIs and more dynamic animations without the need for cached pixmaps. Ekioh’s design more than doubles browser rendering performance and uses a fraction of the memory required for accelerated compositing.
Worried about memory? See our blog post “Better performance with less memory”.
As well as our blog posts, we have a selection of papers detailing the technology behind Flow and its innovative architecture.