Flash, Blu-ray and HTML 5 Testing
Flash 10.1 Video Playback


For our Flash 10.1 testing we played our favorite 1080p high bit-rate video, “Big Buck Bunny”, for 120 seconds and measured the CPU utilization during that time.  

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Ah, now here are seeing some GREAT improvement in the progression of software since our initial test.  The MSI E350IA-E45 was able to playback our favorite 1080p bunny video with an impressively low CPU utilization of 24.1%.  This is due the update to Flash 10.2 and using the latest 11.2 AMD graphics drivers.  We should note that really here the performance on ALL platforms would have improved though we didn’t have access to all to re-test.  Either way, this shows us that trend is definitely DOWN for Flash CPU utilization across all systems.


Blu-ray Video Playback


Blu-ray testing was done with an external USB drive on the Atom and Celeron systems and via an internal drive on the AMD Zacate platform.    


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All of the systems played back the Blu-ray discs without much complaint though the CPU utilization was obviously higher in our D510 configuration leaving you less room for background processes or doing other tasks.  


HTML5 Fish Demo


The “Fish” demo is an HTML5 overlay test that stresses lower-performing machines for reliability in future web applications.   

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It looks some of that same driver update magic is at work here as well with the MSI E350 motherboard improving performance pretty dramatically.


HTML5 Webvizbench Demo


Webvizbench attempts to emulate a future web-based application written in HTML5 with video overlays, animations and more.

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This test again puts the Intel CULV+ION and the AMD APU platform at parity but leaves the Atom D510 in the dust.

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