View Full Version : Are quads rendered as fast as triangles

09-14-2000, 08:12 PM
I thought the video cards where optimized for triangles. I'm new. That's just what a read in one book. What do you know about this? http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/smile.gif

DJ Tricky S
09-14-2000, 08:19 PM
You can probably bet that quads are rendered by the driver as 2 triangles anyway, so they should be just as fast.

09-14-2000, 10:55 PM
It's better to work with triangles. With my card I had problems with working with quads. But this is a thing that is about each card. But the standard is working with triangles.


Roderic (Ingenu)
09-15-2000, 02:05 AM
3D accelerators loves Triangles strips (or fans)...
Check out on 3d hardware sites, they should tell you what the favorite input of todays 3d cards.