I've never seen the graph plot in windows move from zero... but if one has an Intel CPU with HD graphics enabled, then Intel QSV is used to decode video...
is this all by design? or is my system badly configured?
my research thus far has found people on the adobe forums claiming adobe do not use the hardware decoding functionality on discreet cards, but apparently adobe do use some features of intel graphics for decoding, so this concurs with my own experiences.
It would be nice if Adobe actually just admitted once in a while what they actually DO support and what they DONT support, rather than never officially reply to their users.