Flash Player 10.1: Hardware accelerated HD video

Check out the video below where Neil Trevett from NVIDIA discusses GPU acceleration in Flash Player 10.1. He shows how by offloading the work from the CPU to the GPU (NVIDIA’s ION chip), Flash Player now provides HD video on a range of devices — even the smaller netbooks.

Through before/after demos on a netbook running Flash Player 10, first, and then Flash Player 10.1 after, you can see the performance improvements yourself. As Neil says, “Flash Player 10.1 is a real advance for Flash Player, actually much more than the ‘dot one’ would indicate.”

Read more about all the improvements in Flash Player 10.1 from Paul Betlem, senior director of engineering, on the Flash Player team blog.