Are these specs good or bad?

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  1. DeslotlCL
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    DeslotlCL GBAtemp's Saint Holy Sword Dragon

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    i would like to know how good these specs are and if i can run emulators like cemu, citra or dolphin on it. The specs are the following:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 @3.20GHz 3.19 Ghz
    RAM: 8GB
    GPU: Intel HD graphics 530
     
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    Did you check the emulator requirements? I'm sure is listed on the download page somewhere.

    https://dolphin-emu.org/docs/faq/
     
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    DeslotlCL GBAtemp's Saint Holy Sword Dragon

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    The CPU might be fine, but i'm unsure about the gpu. It has an Intel HD graphics 530.
     
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    If you read the information in the link, it should tell you. :mellow:
     
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    DeslotlCL GBAtemp's Saint Holy Sword Dragon

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    Checked it, that's why i said i feel unsure. It talks about intel hd graphics 3000 or 4000, but this pc has neither of the two.
     
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    Those are older versions of the integrated graphics. You should be able to run Wii games at at least 720p with that, possibly 1080p. If this is solely an emulation machine, you can throw an RX 460 or GTX 1050 TI in somewhere down the line to push the graphics higher
     
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    DeslotlCL GBAtemp's Saint Holy Sword Dragon

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    I'm fine with whatever resolution it plays at, even at 144p. Do you think these specs are enough for it to run wii games at 60fps?
     
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    You really should get a discrete graphics card. I'd get a GTX 1060 or better. Just how far are you wanting to push it?
     
  9. DeslotlCL
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    Not much tbh, don't have the money to buy separate parts.
     
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    For what it's worth, I'm able to play Sonic Adventure 2: Battle in Dolphin at 640x480 without many issues on my ThinkPad X230.
    • Core i5-3210M
    • Intel HD 4000
    • 16 GB RAM
    EDIT: If using Linux, make sure you have glibc-2.25. There's a known issue with earlier versions that causes a massive performance hit in the JIT recompiler. https://dolphin-emu.org/blog/2016/12/01/dolphin-progress-report-november-2016/
     
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    Yup! Running Wii games @480p60fps here on a 4690k with no overclock and integrated graphics just fine. GameCube games can be pushed even higher
     
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    DeslotlCL GBAtemp's Saint Holy Sword Dragon

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    That's actually what i wanted to know, Thank you!

    So i guess it won't be able to run cemu at all... well, it's something.
     
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    Nope, Cemu kinda shat itself when I tried to run MK8. It really doesn't like integrated graphics. If you plop in one of those GPUs I suggested at some point, though, you should get decent FPS in some games
     
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    DeslotlCL GBAtemp's Saint Holy Sword Dragon

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    Right, thank you.

    Will take a look at citra someday.
     
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    I have the cpu too, dophin runs pretty well but i have the nvidia 750 ti. I don't know how the performance will be if you use integrated gpu.
    You have the new skylake gpu, these 2 are old.
     
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    Oh that's good news then! Will try it soon :D