Is a GTX 1070 enough to run Dolphin emulator perfectly?

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  1. RemixDeluxe
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    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Or should I wait for the Volta series later this year?

    Also how demanding is the Wii U emulator as it is now?
     


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    nothing can emulate perfectly. a 1070 would probably run bout anything at full speed
     
  3. Farian

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    My amd radeon 7850 from 2011 runs dolphin at full speed.
    1070 would be a total overkill. Cpu is also important in emulation, though.
     
  4. driverdis

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    with Dolphin, you are not GPU limited for the most part. A CPU upgrade is a better route to getting Dolphin to run better.
     
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    As a Dolphin and GTX 970 user I can say - based on my experience - that the GTX 1070 is more than enough to run the games on Dolphin; however, more important is the processor you are going to use. I recommend at least an i5 4690 (same as mine). Take note that some games do not run at full speed because of the emulator and the games themselves, and some of them need specific configurations to run at near perfect speed. Windows 10 and Direct X 12 help too, since the developers could achieve better results combining Dolphin and DX12.
     
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    My brothers PC has a 970 and an Intel i7 and it emulates SSB: Project M at full speed, so a 1070 would definitely run it.
     
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    Another thing -- if you're planning to play at 4k resolution, you're going to need a beefy rig of course, but for 1080p and under, older cards will do just fine.
     
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    My old laptop ran wind waker full speed.. Intel GMA 965 (x3100) 3gb ram and intel core 2 duo t7300 (i think)
     
  9. Tigran

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    I can get sonic colors to run just fine in 720p. But I can't get Super Mario Sunshine to run smoothly. :P
     
  10. RemixDeluxe
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    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I got an Intel i7 4770k. Should of mentioned that before.

    That doesn't need to be upgraded right?

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    I should of titled the topic better. I wanted to know if getting a 1070 will get me the best performance possible.

    I also have an Intel i7 4770k, will that get me the best too?
     
  11. DKB

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    Yeah. I run at full speed with a i7 3370k.
     
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    I'd just like to point out, everything depends on drivers and optimization. As long both are good, even a decent gfx card can do Dolphin '100%'
     
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    A 1070 would't even heat up running dolphin with 4k textures:rofl:
     
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    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I didn't word the topic right. I wanted to know if it would get me the best performance possible.
     
  15. Xenon Hacks

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    A 1070 is over kill it could probably run 3-5 instances at once.
     
  16. Pacheko17

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    I get full speed on everything on an integrated HD 4000. The 1070 is more than overkill.
     
  17. TheKawaiiDesu

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    Really?? With my HD3000 I only get ~20fps with everything set to the bare minimum...
     
  18. Pacheko17

    Pacheko17 かっこい男の子

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    Could be your CPU. I can play everything with no problems at all, well, none I noticed at least.
     
  19. TheKawaiiDesu

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    I have a mobile i5 2k[something] 2.3GHz... Considering some users managed to run it with a 2.2GHz Core2Duo with decent speed, I don't think that's the problem :/
     
  20. Pacheko17

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    I run it using an i3... Damn, I don't know dude.
     
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