so this is my problem: the GPU is stuck in performance state P8 (405 Mhz) and doesn't clock down to P12 (50 Mhz) as long as any browser tab containing a video in flash exists, tested in Firefox an Chrome. It does NOT matter if the video is running or even if the browser is minimized or not.
So either one of these two things would help:
Preferably a) don't force P8 just because a flash tab is open, if no video is actually running.
Or b) please make fullscreen upscaling w/o HW acceleration look nice again like it was before Flash 10.
I have my browser open with many tabs 14 hours a day, so usually at least one of them contains a video. My GPU would be in P12 75% of the time, the difference to P8 is about 50 Watt. 50 Watt for 18 months... I'm pretty sure that issue unknowingly caused me 50 EUR damages in energy costs.
GPU: GeForce GTX 460
Thanks for your time,
Great observation, I hadn't seen this before but I agree with you that this should work better. Would you mind creating a new bug report on this over at bugbase.adobe.com? Please post back with the URL once added so others can visit and add their votes and comments.
Do you use GPU Z to determine the GPU power mode?