Discussion Switch overclocking released (improved N64 & PSX emu)

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Milenko, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Milenko
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    Soon™ is now!


     
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  2. iriez

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    Can't watch a 40 min video ATM, can someone recap?
     
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    From libretro's Twitter


    64 and PSX games should now be running at fullspeed thanks to the upcoming Switch overclocking methods! These emulators seem heavily constrained by the default stock clock speed.
     
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  4. Captain_N

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    the emulators should not need over clocking to run. Better coding is need for optimization
     
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    Looking toward for this one!
     
  6. Nerdtendo

    Nerdtendo Your friendly neighborhood idiot

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    Eh, whatever works right?
     
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  7. Small Kat

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    Isn't this bad for the switch in handheld mode? (Battery or heat wise)
     
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    All it changes is that the Switch will use more battery power, As far as I know the Dock does not have a fan in it.
     
  9. Jonhy

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    Holy...

    That SM64 is BEAUTIFUL.

    dynarec is coming but this will definitely keep me busy.
     
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  10. natinusala

    natinusala Win32 error 31 is not an error

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    Do I understand that you take that $1800 bounty for the necessary dynarec ? Or is that not "better coding" ?
     
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    Feel free to complete the dynarec yourself instead of whining like an entitled baby.

    Edit: beaten by the man himself
     
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    @natinusala could you share some more info about the oc patches?
    Will they affect to battery drain? Overheating issues?
    Some clues.
     
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    natinusala Win32 error 31 is not an error

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    Yes - FYI, Beware's battery is now swollen (and pushes the backplate) because of extensive use of OC in Lakka.

    Yes, depending on how much you OC - 1.5GHz should be safe, 1.9GHz should not
     
  14. radicalwookie

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    Hmmm I dont think I want to OC my Switch just to play these. Seems too risky
     
  15. kikongokiller

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    That's a yikes from me, captain.
     
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    Overclocking results vary from silicon to silicon. Some switch's I'm sure will be able to handle a modest overclock without generating any more heat than a less-well-binned switch.

    That being said, it might be worth waiting until a few more of us have tried it to get a good idea of where the "safe"-ish clockspeed & package temps are.
     
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    Why would it affect the battery that bad?
     
  18. Bellebite2000

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    Nintendo has always been cutting every corner possible with their hardware. Do you really think someone there said "Hey, let's have this cool airflow or extra fan just in case someone wants to run homebrew at 1.5 Ghz?" Probably not. Nintendo is always doing the bare minimum to have their own crap run, PERIOD.

    You better have an amazing extra fan and whatnot ready to handle it, or get ready to see an army of swollen switches hitting second hand shelves or ebay soon. Are you sure you want to play with fire only to get a few extra FPS?
     
  19. orangpelupa

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    only cpu OC? can it also do GPU OC?
     
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  20. RyoX9

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    i think we will definitely be needing thermal mods on switch now.
     
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