|Adobe and AMD have been working closely together to optimize and dramatically improve video playback performance of Flash Player 10.1 (prerelease) by taking advantage of hardware video acceleration on Windows-based PCs built with AMD GPUs. Flash Player 10.1 (prerelease) introduces hardware-based H.264 video decoding to deliver smooth, high quality video with minimal overhead across mobile devices and PCs.
ATI Stream technology accelerates Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 beta (prerelease) on enabled AMD GPUs to deliver high-quality, high definition (HD) on Flash platform-based video and other rich Web based content and applications. ATI Stream technology enables a balanced approach using both AMD CPUs and GPUs for an amazing experience, including improved video playback, reduced CPU utilization and extended battery life.
Users will be able to enjoy a much smoother viewing experience when accessing rich, H.264 video content built with the Flash Platform from popular sites like Hulu.com or YouTube.
ATI Stream technology is a set of advanced hardware and software technologies
that enable AMD graphics processors (GPUs), working in concert with the system’s central processors (CPUs), to accelerate enabled applications beyond traditional graphics and video processing. This enables balanced platforms to run computationally-intensive tasks more efficiently, providing a better application experience to the end user.
Along with leading third party industry partners and academic institutions worldwide, AMD is building a complete ATI Stream computing ecosystem, one that delivers the performance, applications, software and tools necessary to turn AMD's low-cost application acceleration vision into reality.
Characteristics of GPU acceleration:
* Enable new applications on new architectures
* Parallel problems other than graphics that map well on GPU architecture
* Transition from fixed function to programmable pipelines
* Various proof points in research and industry under the name GPGPU
ATI EYEFINITY TECHNOLOGY
Trilogy Features Supported Graphics Cards
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series Graphics Card