Browser slows down while displaying a couple of plots

If I display a 3d plot in ipython notebook (with python kernel) in chrome, the notebook will start to lag a bit. In general having 3 or 4 3d plots simultaneously displayed can start to slow down chrome.

I have an i7 processor so I really don’t think that my PC is not up to the task. So is it a problem on plotly’s end or a problem with chrome?

I have also have a dedicated GPU but I don’t think that’s being used to display plots. Would it help with a GPU?

It depends how many points are in the plots, but that could slow down Chrome.

Your GPU should help with 3d plots because they are drawn in WebGL.

Best bet is to break your project into multiple notebooks / browser tabs.