Talk:Blitter

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DMA?[edit]

What would be the difference between a DMA controller and a Blitter?--Anonauthor (talk) 00:57, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

A DMA controller can't modify and combine data. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.222.69.80 (talk) 23:35, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Modern use of blitters[edit]

Would it be correct to say that on modern hardware blitters are still used to initialize (clear) buffers and for swapping front/back buffers when using double-buffering? 82.95.196.102 (talk) 14:29, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

I'd say that modern GPUs are mostly enhanced blitters. The principles are the same. Stream chunks of data from, combine, and then write back to memory. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.222.69.80 (talk) 23:38, 11 December 2009 (UTC)