What more emulators my PC can handle?

Discussion in 'Computer Programming, Emulation, and Game Modding' started by MegaGenesis, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. MegaGenesis
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    Hi. Just recently reinstalled Retroarch (1.7.5) on my newer hard drive and got some emulators working. Since now i have a new PC, i've wondering what else this new machine can run? Currently i have and use these Cores with absolutely no problem:

    NES - Mesen
    SMS/Mega Drive - Genesis Plus GX
    Game Boy/Color - Sameboy
    GBA - mGBA
    Nintendo 64 - Mupen64 Plus
    SNES - Higan Accuracy
    PS1 - Beetle PSX HW

    I try to use the most accurate emulators, so no enhancements or filters are used (never liked them).
    My PC specs are:
    Windows 10 Pro x64 (build 1709);
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB ST1000DM010 (7200 RPM);
    Galax's GeForce GT 1030 2 GB GDDR5 (using HDMI output);
    Intel Pentium G4560 (4 cores) 3,5 Ghz;
    8 GB RAM Kingston;
    MoBo Gygabyte H110M-S2PH;
    Monitor: Samsung S19E310;
    PSU: Corsair CX450;
    Windows is always on "performance - more energy usage" mode.
    What about Dolphin and other Gen 5 and 6 console emulators? Don't care about enhancements, only good FPS (and not frying my system).
     
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  2. KingBlank

    KingBlank King of Nothing

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    You could use PCSX2 (ps2 emulator) with that, dolphin will work with many games, there are some like Xenoblade which you wont be able to handle though.
    Also PPSSPP is a great emulator for PSP games, try that out.
     
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  3. MegaGenesis
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    Thanks for the awsner. I don't need PCSX2, since i still have my PS2 working just fine, but i guess its cool to know my PC can handle it. Yeah PPSSPP worked like a charm on my old PC, i played GTA Vice City Stories from start to finish on full screen on this emulator, and it was a 10 years old PC, game on full speed.
    Now, i REALLY want to try NGC and Wii games, specially Super Mario Sunshine, Meele, and Mario Galaxy.
    What about Dreamcast and Saturn emulation?
     
  4. KleinesSinchen

    KleinesSinchen GBAtemp Regular

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    Why don't you just try the emulators out?

    And please have a look at my test results about dolphin in this thread:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/will-dolphin-run-on-this-laptop.522440/
    Your machine has higher specs than my 5 year old laptop and even on my laptop dolphin worked good enough without enhancements all settings to default (I could not use the discrete Nvidia GPU for the test).
     
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  5. KHEOPS

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    Your ps2 is working very well.
    What TV do you play on?
    Ps2 rvb scart?
    Because the best for me is retroarch with crt switch res, on tv crt

    Dreamcast ok fullspeed

    No need to worry about filters or shaders with this configuration
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/groovy-mame-on-sony-crt-tv-rvb-photos.521632/
     
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  6. KingBlank

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    I found a video of a similar spec pc running Breath of the Wild in CEMU with performance tweaks

    You might be able to run Mario Kart 8 at full speed on that machine, BOTW is much more intense.
     
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  7. MegaGenesis
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    Uh, no, i play my PS2 on my old CRT TV, regular AV/Composite cable. Not like i have any HDTV. Also, i don't like those filters and upscalers to stretch the screen. I think these old games look much better on a small CRT TV (also no input lag).

    Thanks for the Dolphin tests. I used Dolphin 2.0 many years ago on my old PC to play Sonic 4 Ep I and SA2B, it was super slow it was playable.
     
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