GPUAdapter: limits property

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The limits read-only property of the GPUAdapter interface returns a GPUSupportedLimits object that describes the limits supported by the adapter.

You should note that, rather than reporting the exact limits of each GPU, browsers will likely report different tier values of different limits to reduce the unique information available to drive-by fingerprinting. For example, the tiers of a certain limit might be 2048, 8192, and 32768. If your GPU's actual limit is 16384, the browser will still report 8192.

Given that different browsers will handle this differently and the tier values may change over time, it is hard to provide an accurate account of what limit values to expect — thorough testing is advised.


A GPUSupportedLimits object instance.


In the following code we query the GPUAdapter.limits value of maxBindGroups to see if it is equal to or greater than 6. Our theoretical example app ideally needs 6 bind groups, so if the returned value is >= 6, we add a maximum limit of 6 to the requiredLimits object, and request a device with that limit requirement using GPUAdapter.requestDevice():

async function init() {
  if (!navigator.gpu) {
    throw Error("WebGPU not supported.");

  const adapter = await navigator.gpu.requestAdapter();
  if (!adapter) {
    throw Error("Couldn't request WebGPU adapter.");

  const requiredLimits = {};

  // App ideally needs 6 bind groups, so we'll try to request what the app needs
  if (adapter.limits.maxBindGroups >= 6) {
    requiredLimits.maxBindGroups = 6;

  const device = await adapter.requestDevice({

  // ...


# dom-gpuadapter-limits

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