Many people complain about the Intel XDK Crosswalk performance. The real problem is that most of them simply don’t know how to make an app with Intel XDK properly. Crosswalk is based on Chromium and with Intel XDK build system we can (and should) set the proper options for compilation.
I have published the tutorial on my blog so to not make a redundant entry please follow the URL.
How to build optimized Intel XDK Crosswalk app properly?