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Adobe Flash Player 11 "incubator" ready to download, packs 3D rendering muscle

Adobe recently announced that Flash Player 11 would feature some impressive upgrades -- including new hardware accelerated 3D graphics APIs. Currently, Flash 10.1 can render a few thousand polygons at 30 FPS. The updated 3D kung fu allows Flash 11 to easily render hundreds of thousands of polygons at 60 FPS, which is obviously a massive improvement.

End users won't notice much difference at this point -- the Flash 11 Incubator release is primarily aimed at developers at this stage. Still, the 3D performance gains look impressive and should lead to some killer Time Wasters once Flash Player 11 goes final.

If you'd like to get your hands dirty with the new Flash, head on over to Adobe Labs.

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