As you know because of the SIMD nature of the GPU it’s extremely good for graphical calculations. Since HTML5 and CSS3 are here we have a couple of ways for efficient and smooth animations one of them are the CSS3 transitions.
Before few days I needed a CSS3 flipping effect which should works at least in IE10, Chrome 25+ and Firefox. I tried different demos which I found in the web but there were couple of issues with them. The lack of support of preserve-3d in IE10 was one major thing, issues with backface-visibility in Chrome were also a bit frustrating. It looks like Firefox was the champion in the CSS3 flipping effects because most of the demos were failing in IE10 or Chrome but working on Firefox.