In using the software decoder (CoreAVC using single core) and HD3200 hardware assisted decoding. The vid is 720p HD video encoded in x.264 of a football game. Heres is the fragment of the shot for the CoreAVC software. Notice that it's using about 50-80% of a core set at 2.4 GHz. And now hardware assisted by the IGP HD3200 20% of 1.2GHz! and vast majority of the time it's below that! Yep, you guessed it. This HD video plays in power save mode and the laptop stays pretty cool throughout which I'm guessing (until I take a more thorough look) means it's not pushing the HD3200 very hard. I LOVE this IGP. EDIT: Note: The version of CoreAVC used here is 126.96.36.199 which is, admittedly, old and not exactly the best version but the difference is too enormous to be attributed to a version of a software.