Throttling and Browser Optimization
It is known that certain VMs can reduce the amount of FPS allowed by Flash in order to provide a more performant experience for their users. One known software is VMWare. Because we do extensive testing using SauceLabs browser grid service through selenium webdriver, we wanted to test the compatibility with real world results on specific browsers we were seeing odd results in. Below are some of the findings from this research, which resulted in our adoption of IE11 on Windows 8 and our drop of IE optimization detection on all other Windows releases.