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What is a fragment?

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I've read a few definitions of what a fragment is, but can some1 explain it simply. Thanks for any help!

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A rasterised point with colour and associated depth and stencil information. If you're not doing multisampling or supersampling, a fragment corresponds to a pixel in the framebuffer.

Bear in mind though that a pixel isn't the same as a fragment, because it doesn't contain depth or stencil information.

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