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Old 13 October 2017, 11:11   #3
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Burst fetches and page fetches benefit chunky modes more. Likewise, narrow blits like the ones used in texture mapping favor chunky modes.

Planar modes are favored by a simpler GPU design and bitfield partitioning strategies. Among them are the ability to shade spread palettes algorithmically and the famous dual playfield mode, as mentioned.

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