Flash Player 10.2 to Reduce CPU Usage Up to 10x

Flash Player 10.2 to Reduce CPU Usage Up to 10x

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Adobe evangelist John Nack posted today saying the new Flash Player 10.2 (currently in beta) could reduce CPU usage by up to 10x.

The new Flash Player 10.2 (download the beta) offers a new, video-playback-optimized mode called Stage Video. Building on top of the GPU acceleration added earlier this year, Stage Video can leverage complete hardware acceleration of the video rendering pipeline, from video decoding to scaling/blitting, enabling best-in-class playback performance. Stage Video can dramatically decrease processor usage and enables higher frame rates, reduced memory usage, and greater pixel fidelity and quality.

Nash notes that the new Flash player won't automatically improve CPU usage. It requires developers update their code. You can see a demo below. Note: sync is off...

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Jonathan - December 15, 2010 at 5:29pm
whats up with his star trek shirt...
mat - December 15, 2010 at 3:54pm
BS goes on ...
Frew - December 15, 2010 at 1:26pm
Flash is back - bigtime!