WIP Freebird - Switch Clock Speed Control Sysmodule

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by JK_, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. DaniPoo

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    It's not the 80's/90's anymore, How fast games are running is not determined by how fast the CPU and GPU is running.
    With other word's, The games will not run faster with OC, but you may see a higher or more stable FPS. and maybe some crashes if you are unlucky..
     
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  2. bytar

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    we should make a list for that.
     
  3. AliciaBurrito

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    From my testing, I can't see to be able to get it working with ReiNX for some reason but it works fine on Atmo. When launching the .nro, it just stays on a blank screen until I eventually hit Home.

    I have tested with the included exefs.nsp and my own converted exefs folder + main / main.npdm and same result, not that it would matter.

    Do you know why it may not work?
     
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  4. DollyWhipDoll

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    Any of you that still have that RetroNX version of Mupen64 try this?
     
  5. Ivean

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    Since Tegra X1 was designed 1Ghz of GPU clock and 2 GHz of CPU clock, I think it is still safe for switch to apply that overclock (Docked mode )
     
  6. JK_
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    Gonna go through and answer some stuff I might have missed.

    Not right now. I'm still undecided about it to be honest. I keep going back and forth. If something were to happen and I couldn't continue it, like I get too busy with life, then I absolutely will. This brings up another point I keep forgetting. If anyone would like to make a GUI for it or something better than my quick console UI, I absolutely will hand over the IPC part of Freeset.

    That's not going to happen. The Switch will draw too much power from the battery and shut down/go to sleep. Also, 768MHz drains the battery enough as it is. I get about an hour and a half at the most playing Doom on battery with docked speeds.

    I've had some luck with 1224MHz, but it varies from game to game.

    It varies from game to game. For example, MHGU and Mario Kart 8(single player) seem playable to me even at a lower speed in handheld, 230MHz GPU. Pokemon's framerate problems in Viridian Forest are solved by 384MHz GPU and 1600MHz RAM. Full docked speed is not always the answer. I guess per-game configs could be a future project. It's not difficult at all, really. They would override anything set by the NRO though.
     
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  8. 2Siralv

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    I can enter and exit sleep mode with no problem i run it with the album hb menu not nsp the nsp gives alot of crashs for me try using it without the nsp but with gallery
     
  9. Adran_Marit

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    Would be interested in a build that works with ReiNX
     
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  10. zexcster

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    hey! what's the max clock speeds undocked?
    and what are those two highest GPU and CPU clocks?
    v 0.8.1
    thanks
     
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  11. taggen86

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    This might be interesting for this thread as well. Here is my comparison of a 460mhz OC vs 768 mhz in wolfenstein handheld mode (click on the images and compare):


    460mhz:

    460mhz.

    768mhz
    768 mhz.



    460

    460mhz 2.

    768

    768 mhz 2.

    460

    460 mhz 3.

    768

    768 mhz 3.
     
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  12. linuxares

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    @JK_ if possible, can you have like 3 options on each, for example. Normal, Overclock, Extreme Overclock. All which are in safe limits? I'm think about kids that not sure what they're doing and fry their Switches. Of course have an "advanced" option to make it custom?
     
  13. Adran_Marit

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    I don't even need to click on it to see a difference lol
     
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  14. TonJron

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    If you were to unplug an ac adapter from the switch, with the high clocks. will it automatically settle down with safer clocks for the battery ?
     
  15. Xebastron

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    I have managed to make it stable with this configuration 1.4Ghz CPU, 768Mhz GPU and 1600Mhz RAM.

    I've tried it with Zelda and Skyrim, I'll try ARK
     
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  16. taggen86

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    I think neither of those games benefits from overclocks that high. Zelda is usually 720p locked without overclocks and would only benefit from GPU overclocking to reduce frame rate drops. I bet 460 or 537mhz gpu is enough to remove those drops. Same for skyrim that only drop resolution or frame rate in very demanding scenes (400-500 is probably enough) Ark is different though ang given the low res and the unstable frame rate, and I would bet 768mhz or above is needed to maximize frame rate/resolution.
     
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  17. ZeroFX

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    Everyone should be free for setting every clock in their switches, just like on laptop or (not much because lack of battery) a PC they must know what they're doing and how to do a good and healthy overclock for their own long term safety.

    But well I'll just grab my popcorn because this comment section will be nice.

    Congratulations, great Homebrew!

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    I've been using it for Modded Skyrim only, the benefit it's very noticiable.
     
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  18. IngeniousDefault

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    I would really like to know if Xenoblade 2 runs better when overclocked.
     
  19. Xebastron

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    I probe not only for the resolution but for the load time, which is logical, is lower since I earn 400Mhz, that yes you have to have a good SD
     
  20. Jackson Ferrell

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    Would it be a good idea to make a thread that people can post pictures and video links of comparisons to show people that are interested in the differences between stock and OC?
     
  21. bytar

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    modded skyrim on switch? how?
     
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