Flash 10.1 video acceleration on R90L | Is the R90L7 modern OS on outdated hardware?
I'm just testing out a R90L7 for the purpose of using it as a desktop replacment in computer labs.
One of the things we are testing is Flash, not the least in conjunction with Citrix Flash redirection in mind.
The problem is that Flash doesn't seem to use the x1270 video HW for offloading and looking at AMD's site, the x1200 series is considered "legacy" with no new driver than v8.5.93 on Windows 7 and Flash acceleration support seems to require Catalyst v9.1 drivers.
As it is now, I can only play youtube testmovies in 360p without jitter, maybe less complex 480p but then it starts dropping frames.
All of this from what I can see due to 100% usage.
Offloading to the GPU, at least minimal, would help enormously especialy with the fairly meager Sepmron installed to do all the work.
As it is now, our students will probably show a huge disapproval if we would replace the standard desktops with these thin clients.
Oh, yes. I've even tried the new Flash 10.2 Beta (supposedly helt enormosly on many platforms) without any noticable change, again probably due to the acceleration issue.
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So far, to me Wyse TCX, looking from the Flash acceleration point of view, doesn't differ that much from the soon coming Windows 2008 R2 RemoteFX functionality that we will get for free. Still server-decoding/encoding, and not really redirected as in the Citrix case.