Assuming the total amount of computation would be the same (at least as far as my code goes), would there be any performance increase in splitting the calculation and using separate vertex and fragment shaders vs. doing all the calculations in just a fragment shader?
In my use case, I would not be using vertex shaders as they are typically intended (so, not processing actual vertices). I just thought if the GPU hardware is set up such that the pipeline is expected to be used, would it be better to take advantage of that, or would it be just as fast to put it all in a fragment shader. Conceptually, it would be simpler to just use the fragment shader.
Note, that I do need a lot of data going to the fragment shader that is updated every frame (eg. texture buffer object).