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AMD GPUs to Have Full Frame Rate HD Playback on Flash 11.2

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In the general perception, Flash has somewhat become the exact opposite of innovative platforms for the Internet.

In fact, Adobe may have killed all future opportunities for Flash when it announced in November of last year that it would not pursue any further development for Flash on mobile platforms. It has been some time since we have read anything positive about Flash outside of Adobe, so it is surely surprising to see AMD highlighting the features in the recently released Flash Player 11.2 to promote its processors.

According to Clarice Simmons, a marketing manager at AMD, Flash 11.2 arrives with broader driver support that enables the Stage 3D rendering feature to be supported "even more widely available across both AMD-based mobile and desktop form factors." Simmons quoted Adobe claiming that 11.2 delivers "up to 1,000 times faster graphics rendering than Flash Player 10 and AIR 2 with the power to smoothly animate millions of objects at a screen refresh rate of 60 frames per second" by taking advantage of the horsepower in GPUs.

Simmons also noted that Flash 11.2 now integrates a mouse-lock feature and multi-threaded video decoding support. She mentioned that AMS was "very pleased with the performance" of Flash 11.2 on AMD systems. Stage Video apparently delivers "full frame rate, full screen HD playback across [AMD's] entire family of APUs including those that power sub-$300 notebooks."

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    Anonymous , February 29, 2012 8:05 PM
    @willard,

    Once everyone moves away from flash, you'll find that people will be able to successfully code crap in HTML5 and Canvas. The only difference will be they won't have a platform to blame it on.
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    willard , February 29, 2012 7:15 PM
    You mean Flash might not bring my browser to a crawl rendering games that look like they came straight out of 1995? My, what progress.
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    _Cubase_ , February 29, 2012 9:08 PM
    willardYou mean Flash might not bring my browser to a crawl rendering games that look like they came straight out of 1995? My, what progress.


    To it's credit: would you have ever thought in 1995 that you'd be playing those games in a web browser?
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  • 20 Hide
    willard , February 29, 2012 7:15 PM
    You mean Flash might not bring my browser to a crawl rendering games that look like they came straight out of 1995? My, what progress.
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    Anonymous , February 29, 2012 7:43 PM
    The 5XXX series are crippled by flash if Hardware Acceleration is enabled, even if those flash videos/programs aren't using HA at all. Literally, crippled, as their speeds become locked at idle speeds. Weird turn around...
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    esrever , February 29, 2012 7:44 PM
    Everything still uses Flash even tho people hate on it. Weird.
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    Anonymous , February 29, 2012 8:05 PM
    @willard,

    Once everyone moves away from flash, you'll find that people will be able to successfully code crap in HTML5 and Canvas. The only difference will be they won't have a platform to blame it on.
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    luc2k , February 29, 2012 8:42 PM
    About time. Played New York Shark (gugal it) the other day and it was lagging like hell, but now its smoother than a baby's bottom.
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    A Bad Day , February 29, 2012 8:56 PM
    willardYou mean Flash might not bring my browser to a crawl rendering games that look like they came straight out of 1995? My, what progress.


    Yeah. There are some Flash games that put Crysis to shame, especially ones with lots of CPU-controlled units, pathfinding, physics and etc...
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    _Cubase_ , February 29, 2012 9:08 PM
    willardYou mean Flash might not bring my browser to a crawl rendering games that look like they came straight out of 1995? My, what progress.


    To it's credit: would you have ever thought in 1995 that you'd be playing those games in a web browser?
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    Yuka , February 29, 2012 9:12 PM
    bobrot@willard,Once everyone moves away from flash, you'll find that people will be able to successfully code crap in HTML5 and Canvas. The only difference will be they won't have a platform to blame it on.


    Hahaha, I just thought the same exact thing.

    "People will start complaining that HTML5 is crap once the crappy flash programmers move there".

    Cheers!
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    memadmax , February 29, 2012 9:27 PM
    I have no problems with flash whatsoever.
    I dunno what these people are talking about.
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    tului , February 29, 2012 10:47 PM
    At least my mother in law will have a netbook that can play Farmville and all that crap now. Atom was crap in that regard. When they say the full APU spectrum are they even including the low low end C series? If so, that's pretty amazing.
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    tomfreak , March 1, 2012 12:03 AM
    FULL APU line able to play at fullspeed? do they mean AMD brazos E-350 can finally play 1080p at fullspeed? it wasbarely even able to play 720p at full speed.
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    kristoffe , March 1, 2012 12:42 AM
    I love flash and flash programming... for games, fun modules, interactive stuff. I do not love html5 and its lack of consistency and support but I do support it as much as I can. AS3 is great, and the core rendering engine is awesome (3d etc).

    I have taught basics to master's classses in flash design and programming and I have always thought the cynical nature of apple to dismiss flash silly. there are iOS output modules specifically for flash, geared to have NO slow down.

    then again beginners take the program, hack it, etc, and then get a job after 1 month of 10 15 minute youtube tutorials, even in fortune 500. this is no different than bad game programming and sloppy coding for memory and texturing (assets).

    still, finding a way to truly stream H264 without flash or a php chucked fake out is something I really look forward to in modern interactive design. that, and legally having OTF or even TTF|PS font outlines in works.
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    walter87 , March 1, 2012 2:42 AM
    SicomThe 5XXX series are crippled by flash if Hardware Acceleration is enabled, even if those flash videos/programs aren't using HA at all. Literally, crippled, as their speeds become locked at idle speeds. Weird turn around...

    Same, something has happened to the drivers. Use to be able to livestream live sports, but now they just don't load anymore.
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    bluekoala , March 1, 2012 4:48 AM
    Flash works great on my GAMING COMPUTER as does it on my ANDROID. People hating flash so much probably don't own any of these two devices. Their devices are "Perfect" as in "Shiny and limited in function". Just some facts.
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    alidan , March 1, 2012 5:06 AM
    A Bad DayYeah. There are some Flash games that put Crysis to shame, especially ones with lots of CPU-controlled units, pathfinding, physics and etc...


    show me... last flash thing i was impresses with was this animation about 5 or 6 years ago made by an ex disney employee.
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    tacoslave , March 1, 2012 5:36 AM
    alidanshow me... last flash thing i was impresses with was this animation about 5 or 6 years ago made by an ex disney employee.

    i want to know about this crysis killer too
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    doive1231 , March 1, 2012 8:23 AM
    Perhaps there's a neg on flash emanating from a place called Apple since their products don't natively support it. Get the Apple fans and journos slating Flash and we have what we see today.
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    alidan , March 1, 2012 8:31 AM
    tacoslavei want to know about this crysis killer too


    im not assumeing something that blows crysis away graphically, im just assuming something that is pretty with a nice style and care in it.

    this is the animations that i was thinking of though, http://www.biteycastle.com/prowlies.html
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