Sign in to follow this  

VBO or display list?

This topic is 1974 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

Hi,

Fisrt of all this is not just about comparing the 2 tech but also about what I'm going to do.

My purpose is to make a minecraft Clone, each chunk is like mojang cut into 16 display list, when a player remove or add a block then this display list is being re-rendered.

My question is, is it more advantageous to use display list rather than VBO?

From my understanding Displaylist uses CPU power and VBO uses GPU power.
And nowaday we tend to use portable laptop with high end CPU and a lot of ram but with a very low end GPU.

what do you think?
Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Who is this mysterious "we" who tends to use portable laptops with weak GPUs to play games? Certainly I'm not part of that group. The Steam hardware survey would tend to suggest that relatively few gamers belong to that group.

That being said, display lists were deprecated at the release of GL 3.1, which was a few years ago. I recommend you use VBOs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I think the best way is to include both of these render techniques and let the player the choice to use Display Lists or VBOs according to the capabilities of his hardware.

I never used Display Lists but I can tell you that if VBO calls and updates are optimised, it ensure good perfs, even on chipset GPUs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This topic is 1974 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this