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Taz0

Exactly half of the comments so far (5/10) are complaints about the fact that IE9's hardware acceleration won't work on ATI cards. Where the hell did you get that idea? Is there anything in the article that says this is an nVidia exclusive feature? Just because Paul included nVidia's comments, doesn't mean that AMD hasn't said the same thing: http://blogs.amd.com/developer/2010/03/16/ie9-takes-advantage-of-the-gpu/ 

Get a grip on yourself, people.

Also, you really can't compare WebGL, which is basically a JavaScript OpenGL API, to IE9's hardware acceleration. WebGL allows you to accelerate certain calls, which would enable a hardware accelerated CANVAS on websites that utilize it. IE9's hardware acceleration moves all rendering to the GPU, not only CANVAS and not only HTML5. It's hardware acceleration for all website, new and old, and for all parts of the page. Canvas is the plugin-less version of Flash/Sliverlight/JavaFX, WebGL is the equivalent of a hardware accelerated Flash, which is not as big of a deal as a hardware accelerated browser (such as IE9).

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lien_meat

Well, I'm glad MS is trying to stay a head of the game with gpu acceleration, but I honestly think it might be too little to late again for them.

Webgl is looking pretty appealing, and the beta versions of both webkit and geko rendering engines (chrome, safari, and firefox's rendering engines) have webgl support.  That basically means html5 canvas and other stuff will have javascript opengl bindings.  There are already quite a few webgl javascript libraries out there.  Now if webgl actually picks up steam, it's not just bound to nvida cards is the nice thing...it's any opengl capable device...

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MrGeek

Non Nvidia won't get eye candy?! WTH?? My 5870 leaves anything Nvidia has in the dust right now!

 

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lien_meat

Like I posted above...webgl aims to be the answer...

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nekollx

 called it!

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kevaskous

Agree'd, will wait for this to come into a real browser anyways, by then it will work on anything anyways.

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COMMANDER_COOK

I can't wait for this to go mainstream. 

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gendoikari1

I don't think a 55/100 on Acid3 is something to be proud of... 

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COMMANDER_COOK

It's better than the 20 IE8 was making. 

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nekollx

 *generic ATI get's the shaft rant here*

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TechJunkie

Glad to see this! They are finally harnessing the power of a 400$ GPU instead of just  for gaming!

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