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Buffer

In computer science, a temporary storage for data before it can be processed. For example, a word processor may put data in a buffer before sending it to a printer, because a computer operates faster than a printer.
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For high utilization efficiency, this paper dealt with optimization techniques including task distribution on the CPU side, double buffering, FBO, and parallelization of the CPU and GPU.
With an integrated 250MHz RAMDAC, the Diamond Fire GL1 accelerator supports True Color workstation-class screen resolutions up to 1920x1200 with double buffering and a 24-bit Z-buffer.
The pairing of the two technologies will leverage the unique features of the RAGE 128 card such as its power to handle advanced visual effects including, superscalar rendering, line and edge anti-aliasing, gouraud shading, twin cache, single pass multitexturing, perspectively correct texture mapping, mip-mapping and z-buffering and double buffering," said Ed Grondahl, Vice President of Product Marketing of ATI.
With an integrated 250Mhz RAMDAC, the Diamond Fire GL1 accelerator supports true color screen resolutions up to 1920x1200 with double buffering and a 24-bit Z-buffer.