Dolphin emulator on Android

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Feb 7, 2013
  1. WatchGintama
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    Amazing!
     
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    Ouya can't play it so its kinda pointless unless you plan to throw major $$ for like nVidia Shield or maybe a Nexus 10 could play it when its GPU is OC'd.
     
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    The dolphin thread has a detailed post about the hardware required. He mentions that the Tegra 4 would be the best bet so far.
    And sadly, Samsung Exynos 5 OCTA won't work.

    Can anyone confirm this though? I though the exynos 5 octa could use all 8 cores.
     
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    The Exynos Octa has 8 cores. 4 high power cores for fast computing and 4 low power cores for low power consumption. Pretty much stole the idea from the Tegra 3 with its 5 cores.

    An emulator like this would be more GPU extensive so a quadcore device isnt really needed as long as its fast and a rather good GPU in the SoC.
     
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    Well it's about damn time! Just wait you guys, we'll be able to run super mario galaxy on our phones before you know it! :tpi:
     
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    I am both shocked and impressed.
     
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    Would this mean it runs at optimal speed with Tegra 4 devices or 'relatively well'?
     
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    Uh, not really. The Octa is based on ARM's big.LITTLE design, which, coming from ARM themselves, can hardly be considered a "copy." NVIDIA's "companion core" implementation came out first, but that's it.

    Depending on the implementation, you might be able to activate all 8 cores at the same time (ARM big.LITTLE MP mode).

    The desktop version of Dolphin can't really make use of more than 3 cores though.
     
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    Woah cool it bro.

    My tegra 3 phone consists of 4 cortex-A9 cores and 1 low powered cortex-A7 or A8 and a Nvidia GeForce ULP.
    The Exynos 5 Octa has 4 cortex-A15 cores and 4 cortex-A7 cores with a Mali-T604 GPU or PowerVR ULP

    both of these low power cores do the same thing. when the phone is on deepsleep, playing music with the screen off, running idle on the app with the screen on ect.. the low power core kicks in and uses minimal battery.
     
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    Well, now you get to enjoy the battery endurance issue that people have with the Supercard DSTWO. :P
     
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    Wait what?

    Damn .__.
     
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    Not to sound mean, sorry.

    ARM revealed its big.LITTLE tech around the same time the first Tegra 3 devices came out. The industry has been working on the technology for years; my point is ARM didn't steal the idea from NVIDIA.

    The general idea is the same, but the implementation is very different. For example, while NVIDIA uses the same core (the Tegra 4 will also have four Cortex-A15s plus a companion Cortex-A15) manufactured on a different process (General versus Low Power), ARM's approach uses equal numbers of two different cores (Cortex-A7 is significantly weaker than the A15). Samsung is simply licensing a design that ARM developed rather than developing their own heterogeneous MP solution in-house.
     
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    My tablet would die a horrible death trying to run a Wii game.
     
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    The technology is the same... It uses the same or simular parts... The only difference is that the Exynos 5 Octa can use more processing extensive apps on its "LITTLE" cores and due to 28nm technology less power is needed and less heat is created.

    So how about we stay back on topic here. Remember this thread is about the Dolphin for Android ;)

    I wonder if my GeForce ULP OC'd at 770Mhz could run a fully finished emulator for android. Lol probably not, but playing Tegra HD games on my HTC One X with 4x MSAA and N64/PSone emulators is still okay with me :)
     
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    It could be an all-in-one solution, having the phone as both the controller and a screen, expect more cracked phone screens though :P
     
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    I was about to post ignorantly and say why this would be kinda dumb considering there's not many phones out right now that would be able to run a Wii game.

    But then I remembered a thing called the future and got a bit excited.
     

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