6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 11, 2011 1:37 AM by TheProphet

    Any US15W driver that supports HW accel. in IE9 ?

    McLion Brown Belt

      Hi,

       

      Is there any driver that supports HW acceleration in IE9?

      How about acceleration for Video in Silverlight?

       

      Regards

      Franz

        • Re: Any US15W driver that supports HW accel. in IE9 ?
          Kirk Brown Belt

          What do you mean by acceleration for IE9.  IE9 is not a 3D program so it is unlikely acceleration would help it much.

           

          If you mean Adobe Flash, then there are some things being done for a future release of the driver that would allow an OEM to offer accelerated Flash handling for both flash effects and flash video handling.

           

          The driver DOES currently fully support DXVA video decode acceleration in hardware for VC1, h.264, mpeg4 and mpeg2.  What you need is a video player under IE9  that has codecs that are DXVA aware and those are not extremely common, although they do exist (Media Player Classic Home Cinema latest release is an example that handles video VERY well on US15w).  Otherwise, Microsoft does NOT provide accelerated codecs "out of the box" except is a very limited fashion (you need to check with MS on that as to why).

           

          You might want to look around for white papers on video accleration on the IEGD and EMGD main EDC pages that can be accessed via www.intel.com/go/iegd and www.intel.com/go/emgd respectively.  They detail the capabilites and ways to get much stuff accelerated for video and other applications.

           

          Hope this helps.

            • Re: Any US15W driver that supports HW accel. in IE9 ?
              McLion Brown Belt

              Kirk,

               

              What I mean is this: http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/#/highlights/all-around-fast

              With Internet Explorer 9, we're tapping into your graphics processor through  Windows ..

               

              I did install IE9 for a test drive and in the option settings of IE9 the "Use SW rendering instead of HW accel." is checked and grayed out. So, HW acceleration could not be enabled, possibly due to the driver not supporting it correctly for WES7/IE9 to use it.

               

              Yeaah ... the Flash thing ... old story .. I am waiting for improvements for about a year now ... and still a miserable performance even with latest Flash and GMA500 Driver. I really hope this gets improved any day soon.

               

              I did some tests for a demo last fall with EMGD and MPC-HC that looked very promising for streaming IPTV (MPEG2).

               

              Regards

              Franz