Enumeration Case

MTLStorageModeManaged

The CPU and GPU may maintain separate copies of the resource, and any changes must be explicitly synchronized.

Declaration

MTLStorageModeManaged = 1

Discussion

In macOS, this is the default storage mode for MTLTexture objects. In iOS and tvOS, the managed storage mode is not available.

You explicitly decide when to synchronize changes between the CPU and GPU.

If you use the CPU to change the contents of a resource, you must use one or more of the methods provided by the MTLBuffer or MTLTexture protocols to copy the changes to the GPU.

If you use the GPU to change the contents of a resource, you must encode a blit pass to copy the changes to the CPU. See the MTLBlitCommandEncoder protocol.

For more guidance on how to choose storage modes, see Setting Resource Storage Modes.

See Also

Storage Mode Options

MTLStorageModeShared

The resource is stored in system memory and is accessible to both the CPU and the GPU.

MTLStorageModePrivate

The resource can be accessed only by the GPU.

MTLStorageModeMemoryless

The resource’s contents can be accessed only by the GPU and only exist temporarily during a render pass.