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

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."

  • willard
    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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  • 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
    Everything still uses Flash even tho people hate on it. Weird.
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  • upgrade_1977
    So will it work on nVidia gpu's..??? Did AMD pay Adobe to create a proprietary engine, or are they just advertising exclusively for AMD? If it won't work on nVidia gpu's then I think thats a horrible move by Adobe.

    On a side note, most of AMD tech demo's work on my nVidia graphics cards, even though they say AMD GPU required... Just saying..
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  • @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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  • yannigr
    upgrade_1977So will it work on nVidia gpu's..??? Did AMD pay Adobe to create a proprietary engine, or are they just advertising exclusively for AMD? If it won't work on nVidia gpu's then I think thats a horrible move by Adobe.On a side note, most of AMD tech demo's work on my nVidia graphics cards, even though they say AMD GPU required... Just saying..
    Do you remember something about PhysX to be locked? If you want horrible moves just think Nvidia not Adobe.
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  • rex86
    Flash is dead to me.
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  • luc2k
    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
    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_
    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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