Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Mar 2010 22:59 UTC
Benchmarks Common wisdom has it that Flash is a resource hog, and that HTML5 will prevent your processor from having to work really, really hard to show animations of videos. Well, a number of people have conducted benchmarks with the latest browsers and Flash betas, and common wisdom is starting to show serious signs of crackage.
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Adobe doesnt get it
by mckill on Fri 12th Mar 2010 00:29 UTC
mckill
Member since:
2007-06-12

It's nice that Adobe is 'fixing' the performance issues on Windows, but the truth is the problem wasn't there to begin with.

Either their benchmarking was done wrong or with the wrong hardware/software, but Safari in OSX with an Nvidia 9400M or higher will fully decode 1080p h264 on the graphics card and only use 15% load in a MacBook.

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RE: Adobe doesnt get it
by wargum on Fri 12th Mar 2010 13:07 in reply to "Adobe doesnt get it"
wargum Member since:
2006-12-15

It's nice that Adobe is 'fixing' the performance issues on Windows, but the truth is the problem wasn't there to begin with.

Huh? Hardware accelerated video decoding is WAY more efficient than letting the CPU do it.

Either their benchmarking was done wrong or with the wrong hardware/software, but Safari in OSX with an Nvidia 9400M or higher will fully decode 1080p h264 on the graphics card and only use 15% load in a MacBook.

And that is what the tests confirmend (12,39% CPU usuage), whats your point?

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RE[2]: Adobe doesnt get it
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 12th Mar 2010 17:19 in reply to "RE: Adobe doesnt get it"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

"It's nice that Adobe is 'fixing' the performance issues on Windows, but the truth is the problem wasn't there to begin with.

Huh? Hardware accelerated video decoding is WAY more efficient than letting the CPU do it.
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Of course. What mckill meant, I suspect, is that the Windows Flash player was already capable of decoding video with acceptable levels of CPU usage (due to Windows-specific optimizations, I would assume).

In other words, Adobe is optimizing a version of Flash that already worked acceptably (from a performance standpoint at least) - while neglecting arguably-showstopping issues present in the Linux and OS X Flash Player releases.

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