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Full vs. Partial hw acceleration..
by Brunis on Tue 12th Apr 2011 19:45 UTC
Brunis
Member since:
2005-11-01

I love the full hw acceleration thing.. and the new fast releases..

I wonder what MyFavoriteBrowser/YourFavoriteBrowser will do to catch up ?

Anyone know if Google/Mozilla/Opera is working on something like this?

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sukru Member since:
2006-11-19

Both Chrome and Firefox are working on hardware acceleration:

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2010/08/chrome-7-shows-off-...

http://hacks.mozilla.org/2010/09/hardware-acceleration/

However MS seems to have a nice headstart, and their implementation performs faster. They also have the advantage to target solely DirectX, while others are multi-plarform.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

The whole full vs. partial hardware acceleration debate is mostly bull from Microsoft marketing department.

The people from Chrome haven't released a stable browser with hardware acceleration turned on by default yet.

See how they didn't test with Firefox 4 ? Which uses the exact same API's as IE from Microsoft on the Microsoft Windows platform and similair API's on Windows XP.

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r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

They also have the advantage to target solely DirectX, while others are multi-plarform.

Advantage? IMNSHO, that depends on viewpoint. If you are joined at the hip to Windows, this might be a boon, but not if you are on a non-MS platform. As long as MS is not going to think multi-platform, IE is not going to be on my radar, no matter how good that browser gets.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Meh, I don't like it because it makes some web fonts look screwy.

Flash is already gpu accelerated and is a better platform for game development.

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


Flash is already gpu accelerated and is a better platform for game development.


Flash sucks and needs to die.

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lordmorgul Member since:
2008-07-07

Opera is working on cross-platform (openGL) hardware acceleration, but it's not available in the stable version yet. There was one webgl-enabled build available for Windows: http://labs.opera.com/news/2011/02/28/

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supercompman Member since:
2008-09-14

These two articles explain the ridiculousness of IE claiming "full hardware acceleration":

http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/roc/archives/2011/03/the_myth_of_ful...

http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/roc/archives/2011/03/investigating_p...

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