Got my new Revo 3610 up and running today. Using it as I type this actually. I decided to post my Flash 10.1 Beta on Acer Revo 3610 testing results. Here’s the Flash update details so far.
The new Flash 10.1 Beta is designed to off load or enable GPU acceleration of Flash media on video cards that support that function. This is the same off load or GPU acceleration as is done with HD content files by the same video cards. This is one of the biggest selling points of the Atom / Ion net tops that are starting to invade the PC market!
After unboxing the Acer Revo 3610, I had an ION Nvidia update from MS right off at first boot. Installed then installed and tested Flash on Hulu with 30 Rock.
Testing done on a New Acer Aspire Revo 3610, Atom 330 dual core, Ion video GPU, 2 gb ram with Windows 7 64 Home Premium.
Flash 10.0.22 out of the box.
Hulu via IE 86 was pretty good. Very slight stutter now and then. CPU was 79%+
Hulu Desktop was almost perfect. Better than IE. CPU usage was 76%
Boxee Alpha was almost perfect too! Same as IE. Suprised. CPU usage 59%-66%. (odd how it’s lower than IE)
All three results had high CPU usage (as expected), but was supprised by the quality of Hulu using old Flash!
Flash 10.1 install:
Hulu via IE x86 worked flawlessly. CPU usage was 30%
Hulu Desktop worked flawlessly CPU usage was 22%
Hulu in Boxee Alpha was ,,,,, Terrible. Unwatchable. Had to revert to 10.0.22 .dll in the boxee folder to get boxee to play hulu reasonably as in the first test above. Maybe that I had to use the flash 10.1 64 bit .dll and that may have messed it up? Dunno.
Video Players: This has nothing to do with the Flash update. Only how the players utilize GPU acceleration with Ion as expected.
Played a .wmv HD file- I don’t have anything else HD quality yet.
MPC-HC 64 bit works flawlessly with an HD file. It uses 20% cpu.
WMP was the same as MPC-HC.
**Note*** IE 64 does not seem to have gotten the Flash 10.1 plug in installation as IE x86 did on my Revo (it has both IE’s installed). IE 64 is not supported by Flash Beta.
Overall, I’m impressed with how well this unit works before and after the Flash10.1 Beta. Both HD and Flash ION GPU off loading / acceleration are working very, very well!
Also, Boxee Alpha works very, very well on this Revo for all other SMB share playing! I’ll test a few of my fav apps to see how they work as well. But overall, I bet this is my Apple TV killer!