Graphic cards & emulators

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  1. WOOO1234
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    Hey guys recently got a new laptop for free and did some research is a radeon 7500 good graphics card? also what do you need to graphic card wise for emulators? thanks also please don't send me to other sites that's why im hear. thanks in advanced for helping n replying
     
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    Generally emulation is completely dependant on CPU strength and graphics has nothing to do with it. Some newer emulators offset some of the work to the graphics, but the lions share is still done by the CPU, so any computer/laptop with a strong enough CPU and integrated graphics will do well.

    And to answer the other question, Radeon 7500 is a very old graphics series, clocked at 200Mhz with up to 64MB of VRAM. It's fine for playing games as old as Quake 3, but newer games will struggle on it.
     
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    so in terms of ps2,gamecube, and handheld systems, will it run good? im just trying to get an idea of how good the cpu,graphics,processor, and so forth are. I love electronics and gaming. this was a free laptop so it was awesome to get cuz I fixed it.
     
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    My opinion. Nvidia is better than Radeon.
     
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    its a hp pavilion ts sleekbook 15.
    processor: AMD A6-4455M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 2.10 GHz
    Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB (3.47 GB usuable)
    System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor
    Pen and Touch: Full Windows Touch Support with 10 Touch Points
     
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    Context gives a lot... the Radeon 7500G is not the same as the Radeon Mobility 7500. The 7500G is from the Trinity APU series and clocks up to 424Mhz with 256 pipelines (as opposed to just 2). It should be capable of all light gaming.

    The CPU however is not very strong at all. I remember reading that PS2 emulation needs 3Ghz minimum, and the A6 only does 2.1Ghz, not to mention that AMD has far less IPC than Intel so 3Ghz from Intel gets much more done than 3Ghz from AMD.

    I don't know for GameCube emulation (never tried, I have a Wii for that) but handheld emulation should be fine.
     
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    I have a 4.4 ghz i7 that sometimes stutters when emulating a ps2 it's just the nature of the beast. You will be able to emulate older consoles no problem, give it a go the worst that will happen is it doesn't run or not as well as you would like it to?
     
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    It also depends on the PS2 game, FFX runs full speed on something with around 2.4 GHz just fine, maybe even dual core or some single cores can run it decently. Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 however, you'll need a better CPU. 3 GHz isn't necessarily the minimum, but recommended

    http://pcsx2.net/getting-started.html
     
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    K it is a dual core. I believe accelerated graphics. I guess I will try. I saw someone play black ops 2. It ran little clunky. So I'm assuming older emulation might run better. And yeah all emulators sometime lag. Thanks everyone for the replies it helps alot
     
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    Let us know how you get on, there are a lot of tweaks you can do with emulators.
     
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    So should I just get a ps2 emu n try to play metal gear solid to see exactly how it runs?
     
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    Go for it, you don't really have anything to lose?