IE9 supports Canvas and hardware acceleration!

IE9 supports Canvas…. hardware accelerated!

Like I’ve said before, HTML5 is really a combination of the <video> tag, the <canvas> tag, Javascript and CSS transforms. That IE 9 will not only support the Canvas tag but do it through hardware acceleration is great news for HTML5.

Like all of the graphics in IE9, canvas is hardware accelerated through Windows and the GPU. Hardware accelerated canvas support in IE9 illustrates the power of native HTML5 in a browser. We’ve rebuilt the browser to use the power of your whole PC to browse the web. These extensive changes to IE9 mean websites can now take advantage of all the hardware innovation in the PC industry.