Why does one small animated GIF in the HTML drop FPS to 30 in Chrome

I added one small animated GIF overlay and the FPS drops to 30 in Chrome.

audio_bars_small.zip (43.1 KB).

Firefox and Edge maintain 60. Why does this one little GIF kerplunk the performance?


Do you mind sharing a live example that demonstrates the performance issue?

You should have such an example anyway if you are going to report this to the Chromium bug tracker (assuming it is a browser issue).