NVIDIA announced last month that Flash Player 10.1 would feature GeForce GPU acceleration, and today
AMD's Nigel Dessau reveals his company been working together with Adobe to make Adobe Flash Player 10.1 compatible with ATI GPUs, this will improve performance of H.264 video on systems with limited resources.
Today AMD is excited about Adobe’s release of a beta Adobe Flash Player 10.1 browser runtime supporting VISION Technology from AMD, providing truly outstanding video playback quality on Flash-based H.264 video. Adobe and AMD have been working closely together to optimize video playback performance of Flash Player 10.1 by taking advantage of hardware acceleration on Windows-based PCs built with AMD technology supporting ATI Stream technology.
Through the integration of AMD and Adobe’s technologies, you can expect to enjoy improved video playback performance which is designed to extend notebook battery life, and reduce CPU utilization ― meaning that the GPU is doing more of the work, which frees up the CPU for other tasks. In our labs when viewing HD video, we’ve seen CPU usage drop by as much as 30% – and that’s nothing to sneeze at!