This document lists the GPU chipsets and graphics drivers not supported by the Stage3D feature introduced in Flash Player 11 (desktop) and AIR 3 (desktop). In such a scenario, your content still runs, but Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 will fall back to software rendering.

Note:

Using Stage3D APIs ensures that even when using software rendering, your content performs faster (around 10x sometimes) than with previous versions of Flash Player or Adobe AIR.

All Platforms

When using Stage3D "constrained" profile:

  • Any GPU that doesn’t support Pixel Shader version 2.0 or above
  • Chrome VIA chipset

When using Stage3D "baseline" profile:

  • Any GPU that doesn’t support Pixel Shader version 2.x or above
  • Intel GMAs that don't support Pixel Shader 2.x: 740, i752, IEG, IEG2, GMA 900, GMA 950, GMA 3000, GMA 3100, GMA 3150
  • Chrome VIA chipset

Windows

When using Stage3D "constrained" profile, any graphics drivers older than:

  • January 1, 2006 (Flash Player 11.4/AIR 3.4)
  • January 1, 2005 (Flash Player 11.4/AIR 3.4) for Intel GMA–based cards.

When using Stage3D "baseline" profile, any graphics drivers older than:

  • January 1, 2009 (Flash Player 11/AIR 3)
  • January 1, 2008 (Flash Player 11.2/AIR 3.2)
  • January 1, 2006 (Flash Player 11.4/AIR 3.4)
  • NVIDIA driver 8.17.11.9621
  • NVIDIA driver 8.17.11.8267
  • Any Intel GMA driver before X.X.10.2021

Mac OS

When using Stage3D "constrained" profile:

  • All Intel GMAs
  • ATI Radeon X1600
  • ATI Radeon 2400
  • Firefox 3.6 and earlier
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or earlier

When using Stage3D "baseline" profile:

  • All Intel GMAs
  • ATI Radeon X1600
  • ATI Radeon 2400
  • Firefox 3.6 and earlier
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or earlier

*On Linux, hardware acceleration is supported only in Google Chrome.

*Intel HD GPU is supported fully on both Mac OS and Windows.

Recommendation

Updated drivers are likely to fix any software fallbacks you experience. If you still get software fallback after updating your drivers, then your chipset is likely to be unsupported.

For driver updates, check the following links:

Assessing your current GPU

  • If Stage3D is rendered using a DirectX or an OpenGL driver, it is using a hardware-accelerated surface.
  • If stage3D is rendered using Software Hw_disabled, it is using software rendering.

The SWF file below reports whether the GPU on your current machine supports Stage3D.

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