Earlier this week we revealed that Microsoft had now launched Internet Explorer 9, some readers were undecided as to whether or not to bother downloading Microsoft’s Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox competitor, however one feature which turned heads was IE9’s hardware acceleration.
We are now hearing that using IE9 on a PC powered by AMD technology will result in better video and graphics performance on the web, this is because IE9’s hardware acceleration can take advantage of the AMD Fusion Family APU and AMD Radeon graphics cards. Not only can we expect better performance but it will not have a negative affect on power consumption, which means laptops and tablets will be able to boast better battery life.
If you are sceptical AMD are offering you the chance to win your own HP Pavillion DM1Z notebook to try it out first yourself, these notebooks use AMD’s new Fusion APUs, if you want a chance to win one of the notebooks head over to www.IE9heartsAPU.com.
You can also head over to AMD’s official blog to find out more about why pairing IE9 with AMD technology is the way forward, in short HD video playback should be smoother, websites should be more responsive, graphics will be clearer and colors should be more vivid, sounds like a win-win to us.
Will you upgrade to an AMD-based solution to get a richer IE9 experience? (The video we have embedded below shows just how great hardware acceleration really is!