Adobe: Flash Player 10.2 to be 10 times more efficient

By Emil ยท 16 replies
Dec 16, 2010
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  1. Adobe has come out and made some stunning claims about the recently announced Flash 10.2, which is currently in beta. The new version is 10 times more efficient in CPU usage compared to version 10.1 of the plug-in, which is when Flash first got GPU acceleration.

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  2. kakarlus

    kakarlus TS Rookie

    good news

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,255   +454

    Awesome... glad to see Adobe on the ball with this. I look forward to trying it out.
  4. Jeybyrd

    Jeybyrd TS Rookie


    Now how about a version of flash that's fully operational on 64-bit browsers.
  5. Emil

    Emil TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 154

  6. will adobe fix multiple monitor issue where you can keep a full screen video active whilst working on another screen?
  7. but how does this translate into a gain for the end user if flash offloads resource usage elsewhere instead of reducing it overall?
  8. How about they just optimize the bloody decoding code instead? If CoreAVC can do it, so can they!
    Think about those poor computers that don't have hardware acceleration!
    A netbook can play 720p fine with CoreAVC, yet struggles even with the lowest 480p in flash.
  9. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    It's good that Adobe continues to improve Flash although I have yet to notice any marked improvement in viewing web video whether on my laptop with motherboard graphics or my desktop with discrete Nvidia graphics. Part of the reason could be the limited bandwith of my 1-Mbps DSL line.
  10. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,376   +168

    I was happy when I saw the title, but disappointed when I read this referred to video only. Flash games and applications can be huge CPU hogs, and it would be nice if they got some acceleration too.
  11. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    Nice, nice Youtube gets speeded up by the gpu, I hope site like GameSpot & Gametrailers get this update fast enough.
  12. cuz the GPU is much more efficient at video decode & rendering than the CPU
  13. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +56

    What does this mean for users (like me) with low-end video cards, like GF 5200s? Will Flash still function as before after the newer versions offload to the GPU, or will my system grind to a stuttering halt?
  14. satty

    satty TS Rookie Posts: 27

    This is good news. Flash is the most annoying part in the web for me.
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Thought that was addressed in the last version.

    Should function the same (no gpu decoding) as before.
  16. Adobe is shaking in their boots because of html5 .. and because internet explorer 9 will utilize the gpu my feeling is adobe is afraid they are gonna be run clear out of business .. well what with everyone having copies of their software they sell being torrented around the planet and any person that is actually a programmer will hardly pay the unholy prices they want for that crap-ware .. hell I hope they fail! but that's just me!
  17. David Henderson

    David Henderson TS Rookie

    This is good news for Adobe Flash users.Now it will be more helpful.

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