Within our application we utilize a lot of the standard AJAX loading icons to indiciate that data is downloading/loading. What we've noticed, however, is that when animated GIFs are being displayed they are consuming between 5 and 8 percent of the CPU. I've confirmed it's definitely the GIF that is causing the CPU usage to increase so dramatically.
Has anyone else experienced this? Do you have work arounds? Does anyone have any idea why performance is so bad on this?