seems 2010 new iMac support hardware H.264 acceleration

Discussion in 'iMac' started by clockrun, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. clockrun macrumors newbie

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    Just tried www.youtube.com/apple, and watch the new TV ads in 1080p, and the CPU usage is alwayse below 7% in system monitor.
    I remember the last time I went to the retail store and tried last gen iMac 27 with quad-core i5, watch the 1080p ads make one core at full load.

    I think apple has enabled the hardware acceleration on AMD's graphics card.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    That's because of the new Flash 10.1

    http://www.tuaw.com/2010/08/11/flash-10-1-updated-hardware-acceleration-now-available-on-newer/
     
  3. rworne macrumors 6502

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    But didn't it say earlier (during the beta) that ONLY NVIDIA chipsets are supported?

    Going to the linked page has this:

    ATI isn't mentioned at all.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It says all iMacs from 2009 and after so I would think ATIs are supported as well. If 2010 iMac is supported, then I can't see why 2009 iMacs wouldn't be.
     
  5. dagomike macrumors 65816

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  6. clockrun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    when you click on the video, the flash menu will pop up. so I think its a flash video
     

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