2012 April 13 - 12:17 am Flash 11.2, Stage3D hardware support
Another update on my Stage3D support surveys (data collected from an swf embedded on this site for a few days), this time only from users using Flash 11.2.
Flash 11.2 adds support for olders drivers, now from 2008 and later instead of 2009.
I was hoping this would increase the percentage of hardware support but in reality the difference seem very minor.
46% DirectX9 Direct blitting
41% Software Direct blitting
11% DirectX9Ex Direct blitting
2% OpenGL Direct blitting
(based on about 2,000 participants.)
59% of my visitors have a supported graphics card, just an increase of ~2% more than Flash 11.0-11.1. :(
I guess the problem is that there are a lot of computers out there with very basic GPUs, old computers at schools, low-end laptops etc.
There’s no hardware support on Linux, but very few of my visitors use that so it should not affect the data above.
For the next test I should use Google Analytics instead of my own (very simple) tracking which I used now, that way I can see how the GPU support is per country, I got a fair amount of traffic from China lately which may have affected the numbers.
The good news are that users are really quick to update their Flash player, I’ve already see over 60% of the visitors using 11.2 just a few weeks after it’s release.