LOL at the AMD PR Innovators press releases lately
"All three APUs offer DirectX 11 support – lacking in Intel's latest Sandy Bridge processor line – plus support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenCL, and hardware decode support for H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, WMV, DivX, and Adobe Flash."
you have to LOL at AMD PR Innovator's press releases , someone should inform them that their AMD kit does not do OpenGL 4.0 in any thing but windows, certainly not in Linux the massive embedded world markets.
as for their closed UVD, that too is restricted to windows use as AMD in their wisdom do not and will not open that up or even releases the data required to use it in Linux as someone in AMD thought it was a good idea to combine Key AMD DRM with the UVD decode ASIC.
that means no hardware assisted video decode of any codec in any open embedded device they may wish to sell this too.
ohh and look ARM just happen to have the world embedded market in its picket now with their Mali T604.
"Samsung backs ARM’s souped-up graphics platform
Mali T604 will support HD and 3D in low power devices, says ARM
By CAROLINE GABRIEL
Published: 11 November, 2010
Mali is designed to work with ARM’s latest CPU core, the Cortex-A15, which targets smartphones, tablets and even servers. Up to 16 2.5GHz cores can work together for these larger systems.
Mali T604 will be compatible with Microsoft’s DirectX 11 and with OpenCL 1.1, both programming frameworks for parallel processing over multiple cores. The inclusion of DirectX 11 aroused speculation that this programming technology would soon be supported fully in Windows Phone 7. Currently, full compatibility with DirectX 11 is only seen in Windows 7, but that does not run on ARM processors (though its ties to the Intel x86 design may be broken at last if ARM moves up to servers).
OpenCL is a C-like programming language with APIs for parallel execution and is supported by many heavyweights including IBM, Apple, Intel and Nvidia.”
beware all windows/x86 centric AMD PR Innovator's press releases, dont bet the farm on them having anything worthwhile in the ARM Linux embedded market , and be sure to sanitise it for the market's they say they will have....
OC Intel's latest Sandy Bridge with its internal Encode/Decode ASIC , 10.1 and OpenCL1.1 comparability will OC transition to the current low-power Atom embedded processor's too.
so they have a reasonable chance to make mid term progress especially with the FPGA included as standard in all their latest Atom-FPGA PCB's , perhaps they will start a new trend, and popularise the FPGA in the mass market, who knows.
Intel rolls six merged Atom, FPGA chips
Rick Merritt 11/22/2010