Dolphin - Increase performance?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Ghork, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Ghork

    Ghork GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 23, 2008
    Hi, a while ago I tried the dolphin emu and I noticed the graphics were awesome compared with my tv (which is pretty old I guess).
    But it's not running at a speed I enjoy playing at. I'd love to play fullscreen and play SSBB without lag even though there are 4 players (or more) onscreen.

    So I'm asking for help, what do you think I need to improve or change?

    Com specs:
    Running on Windows 7
    CPU: AMD Phenom™ II X4 955 Processor
    RAM: 4 GB
    Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series

    Windows 7 rates my com (on scale 1.0-7.9):
    Processor: 7.3
    Memory (RAM): 7.4
    Graphics: 7.4
    Gaming graphics: 7.4
    Primary hard disk: 5.9

    And Dolphin Settings (as text):
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Thank you!
  2. Mazor

    Mazor Z80 master arch

    Feb 14, 2008
    Try lowering/turning off anti-aliasing and turning off the lighting. AA and lighting should always be turned off when attempting to increase performance in any application. Turning off sound also usually leads to a performance increase in emulators. Aside from that, make sure you're running the latest version.

    Also, setting it to show fps would be a good way to give you an idea of how far from 60fps you are.
  3. Ghork

    Ghork GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 23, 2008
    Thanks, no ideas what I need to improve as for the computer?
    I still won't be able to play 4 player 100% speed in fullscreen, but 2 player almost works 100% speed now.
    (100% while standing still, 83-95% while moving and performing attacks)
  4. Berthenk

    Berthenk Epitome of Awesomeness

    May 16, 2008
    Windows Experience Index rating means bullshit.

    Thank you, and good day to you, sir.

    (emulation is mostly dependent on CPU)
  5. Bladeforce

    Bladeforce Newbie

    Get abetter CPU and GFX card AMD suck donkey balls
  6. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 7, 2010
    Yep, the AMD is probably your bottle neck.
  7. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    dolphin has their OWN forums you know?!
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