SWSURFACE or HWSURFACE

Any difference when it comes to performance?

Yep, lots. But you might be surprised by which one is faster…
Short of it - if you want to do any, and I mean any, alpha blending at all,
and most people seem to want that, you will want to stick with SWSURFACE as
it will be faster in the long run, and so many less headaches.
You can acheive blistering framerates with HWSURFACE, but only with basic
blits (non-alpha), which may be appropriate for some projects. Be aware that
HWSURFACEs come with many additional headaches. Not worth it in my opinion.
That’s my 2 cents,
-Dave Olsen> ----- Original Message -----

From: armond.sarkisian@gmail.com (Armond Sarkisian)
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Subject: [SDL] SWSURFACE or HWSURFACE

Any difference when it comes to performance?


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Thanks a million!