2011 November 20 - 2:32 pm Stage 3D hardware support
I haven’t seens any stats on this anywhere else so I decied to make my own small research.
For the last few days I’ve had a tiny Flash11 swf at the bottom of this site, it has been testing the hardware support for Stage3D.
From the users who had Flash11 installed this is the reported driver result: (based on about 1000 visitors)
49% Software Direct blitting
37% DirectX9 Direct blitting
8% DirectX9Ex Direct blitting
4% OpenGL Direct blitting
<1% DirectX9 DescriptionATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 Series Driveratiu9pagdll Version8000e117cb Direct blitting
<1% DirectX9 DescriptionATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 Driveratiumdagdll Version8000ea02a6 Direct blitting
Based on visitors from these countries:
11.05% United States
9.13% United Kingdom
So from this data it would seem that even when you managed to get the publishing site to set the wmode to "direct", about half of the users will fallback to software. :/