Dolphin - Increase performance?

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Aug 11, 2011

Dolphin - Increase performance? by Ghork at 6:29 PM (8,162 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. Ghork
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    Member Ghork GBAtemp Regular

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    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):
    Config
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Graphics
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Thank you!
     
  2. Mazor

    Member Mazor Z80 master arch

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    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
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    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

    Member Berthenk Epitome of Awesomeness

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    Windows Experience Index rating means bullshit.

    Thank you, and good day to you, sir.


    (emulation is mostly dependent on CPU)
     
  5. Bladeforce

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

    Member Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

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

    Member Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    dolphin has their OWN forums you know?!
     

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