11/03/2009, 01:58 PM
From Adobe PRPRPR &$quot$;$The$ $browser$-$based$ $runtime$ $leverages$ $the$ $power$ $of$ $the$ $Graphics$ $Processing$ $Unit$ ($GPU$) $for$ $accelerated$ $video$ $and$ $graphics$ $while$ $conserving$ $battery$ $life$ $and$ $minimizing$ $resource$ $utilization$.&$quot$;
From Palm infocenter "Palm just hired Matthew Tippett, engineering manager for Linux Core Engineering at AMD/ATI, as their new head of Linux kernel development. Matt's previous work on ATI's Linux graphics drivers is singled out for high praise by the Linux news site, who note that he has played a "critical role" in bringing the Catalyst drivers for Linux to near-parity with Windows, amongst other things.
With such an experienced hand at graphics on board, this hopefully means that Palm is finally going to get started on putting that painfully under-utilized Pre GPU to work. Right?"
So we have an under utilized GPU and a new version of Flash that will utilize the GPU and a new hire at Palm that can bring it together.
That means that if the GPU is fully utilized then the Pre will be much quicker and put less drain on the battery doing it.