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HAL or REF device?

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What is a better device type to create, HAL or REF. In the caps viewer, it looks like REF is the way to go, bigger textures and things, but is it slower?

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REF is really intended for testing functionality. You will be lucky to get a handfull of frames per second using the reference driver.

Stick with HAL. You probably don''t need most of the "extra" stuff the reference driver supports.

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Additionally, REF is only available on PCs with the debug runtime installed.
I think that without the debug runtime, you get what''s called a NULL REF device, which effectively does nothing.

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