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Since upgrading to 11.6 drivers, i saw upto a 50% drop in fps in some games (DIRT3, Shift2, F1 2010, Black Ops) Someone suggested turning off 'Hardware Aceleration' in flash player and my fps went back up to same speeds as with 11.5b drivers.

My question is, why does this happen? What does hardware aceleration do? Should it be on or off? and what difference does it make having it turned on?

Its a strange problem because sometimes it runs fine with Hardware Acelartion enabled and other times it slows games right down!

Many thanks
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post #2 of 9
Adobe fail. Flash player has no business messing with game performance.
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post #3 of 9
I've always had hardware acceleration off. It messes with mlb.tv so I guessed it must be all bad.
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Think i'll run it off for now as im still getting better fps with it turned off!
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post #5 of 9
Are you running a flash video and leaving it on then starting up a game or are there no flash videos running and you start up a game and get fps drops? If its the former, when you run the game check your clock speeds and see if its at what its suppose to be and not super low.
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It should affect performance if you aren't running flash videos in the background. I would disable it anyway, since it's pretty buggy.
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post #7 of 9
I tried to go and turn it off but it looks like I cant for some reason. If I go to the troubleshoot tab in the display settings the change settings is greyed out for some reason.
post #8 of 9
SOME games do actually use flash player, there have been some known facts that WoW actually use's it in the game for the little things. (achievements interaction, talent tree screen, all of that stuff).
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Doesn`t really matter if you got a flash video open or not. Once you opend a website that is using flash e.g. for a commercial then you will see in the taskmanager this:
FlashUtil10t_ActiveX.exe
Iirc this (i`m not allowed to use curse words) thing keeps alive even if you close your browser.
Please don`t ask me what this this is doing but we know from photoshop and all other adobe programs that they LOVE resources. So i bet if you got hardware acceleration on this thing grabs at least some vRAM.
I would suggest to close that thing manually before gaming even if you got hardware acc. off.
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