Allocated strided buffer

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    Hi All,
    Can anyone give me any insight on this warning

    PVR:(Warning): StartFrame: Allocated strided buffer for 32×1 render [726, /sgxif.c]

    I am trying to render to an offscreen buffer 32*1 and get this warning. I did try resizing the buffer but it still gives the same warning. GPU = SGX 544.

    Thanks in Advance for your help




    Has anyone any ideas on this ? Any suggestions appreciated.


    Joe Davis

    Hi John,

    If you render to a surface that is less than 1/2 of the GPUs tile size in either dimension, the driver has to allocate a strided surface for the render and then copy from the the strided buffer to the non-strided buffer at the end of each render. This shouldn’t have a significant impact on your performance. Depending on your bottlenecks though, you may see a performance gain by increasing the FBO attachment dimensions to match the GPUs requirements, e.g. 32×8 or 32×16 depending on the GPU you are targeting.

    As a rule of thumb, we would recommend allocating a small number of large textures that you render many objects into rather than rendering to many small textures.



    Perfect – Thanks for the reply Joe.

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