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Flash 11 coming soon with GPU-assisted 3D graphics engine

By Matthew
Sep 21, 2011
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  1. Adobe's Flash Player is about to receive its largest update since the introduction of hardware-accelerated H.264 video decoding in 2009. Version 11 of the software is set to go liveā€¦

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  2. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 640   +56

    Nice! I really hope Flash 11 can deliver because it is tiresome to hear Adobe falling behind all the time. They've got a lot riding on this.
     
  3. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Guru Posts: 528   +36

    It makes you wonder why they've fallen behind for all these years? I'd say it's a classic case of "Male Lion". What I mean is, when you're the king of the jungle, you do whatever you want and that includes sitting back lazily why other predators might be creeping up on your domain. This is what I think happened here. HTML5 is coming up fast and strong with huge players like Microsoft and Google and NOW all of the sudden Flash is claiming 10-1000x performance? Where the hell have you been for all of these years?
     
  4. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    We already have the benefits of GPU acceleration in our browsers so it's about time that Flash Player tapped into the power of both discrete and integrated graphics. I guess we'll find out next month if Adobe can live up to their claims of up to a thousand fold increase in performance.
     
  5. Det

    Det TS Rookie Posts: 84

    That was a really weird post, but they never claimed 10-1000x better performance. Only 2-10x (and that was on some friggin' 10 years old XP).

    And obviously the open source HTML5 Canvas can develop much faster than the closed source Adobe Flash, whether they were "sitting back lazily" or not. And I really don't think they have been... or did you just miss every Flash release in the last years?

    Have a look on the history of just Flash 10 since 2009 December: http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/history/
     
  6. @Det
    Read the first paragraph: "Adobe claims this addition will boost Flash's ability to render 2D and 3D games by one thousand times, enabling "console-quality games.""

    one thousand = 1000
     
  7. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Guru Posts: 528   +36

    First off they DID claim 1000 X (As one of the Guest's has already said). Second off, what do the number of Flash releases matter? Show me all of the major changes these Flash release have made and THEN I'll give you AND them credit. Why don't YOU look at the history and check out, for example, some of the security issues they've had and how long it took them to patch them. From what I remember, in terms of performance, Version 10 of Flash Player was the first version that really mentioned good performance boosts. Like I said, to me it seems like Adobe has been...let's call it "lax" when it comes to their most popular product. And this is a huge company we're talking about.
     
  8. Rock on chrome!!!
     

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