Would dolphin 1080p run well on my computer?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by FatalX, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. FatalX

    FatalX Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Ive been considering downloading the Dolphin emulator and downloading a few Wii and GC games to play in 1080p, and output to my TV using an HDMI cable.

    However, I don't want to end up wasting my time if it turns out the games won't even run well.

    My computer specs are:
    AMD Athlon II Dual-Core M300
    2.0 GHz
    4 GB Ram
    64-bit operating system

    Some of the games Id like to play in 1080p on Dolphin are:
    Metroid Prime
    Metroid Prime 2
    Zelda Wind Waker
    Zelda Twilight Princess
    New Super Mario Bros
    Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

    Could anyone who has a similar operating system as mine or who knows their stuff tell me if my computer can handle this? Will I be able to play games smoothly? I don't mind occasional slowdown here and there.
  2. geishroy

    geishroy Suspended

    Dec 10, 2008
    United States
    w/o a graphics card you're fucked.
  3. giantpune

    giantpune GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 10, 2009
    United States
    i have a AMD quad core 2.2ghz / 8GB ram / nVidia 9400gt 1GB and dolphin doesnt play games full speed even without the 1080p shit. i can turn on frame skipping and it works decent, but if you are expecting to be able games and have it be BETTER than playing on the wii, its not gonna happen. there is stuttering, trouble accessing save data properly, missing textures, etc.

    dolphin can raise the resolution of the images it puts on the screen, but it doesnt run nearly as smooth as real hardware. it is off to a good start, but far from done.
  4. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

    Jan 24, 2006
    It's not perfect yet. Some games run pretty good. You do need decent hardware to turn up the resolution and settings. A Geforce 9400GT is a very poor graphics card for it.
  5. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 26, 2010
    To me Dolphin is awesome. Remember to grab the SVN and not Dolphin 2.0.


    I have an lowly E6300 (@ stock 2.8Ghz) witha Radeon HD5670 and it plays games fine, although I only normally use it @ 720p as that's the res of TV the PC is hooked upto.
  6. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    to run at 1080p smoothly your gonna need a setup like mine [​IMG]
  7. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    it sound like your on a laptop
  8. specht

    specht GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 26, 2008
    My Intel i5 750 @ 3.9 GHz, 4GB RAM, Radeon HD5770 @ 900 MHz can run Super Mario Galaxy 2 at 720p fairly smoothly but nowhere near well enough to play through.

    It's a nice gimmick to see Wii/GCN games at higher resolutions, but since they were designed to be played at 480p in the first place you're better off sticking with the original hardware even with a system that can handle it. For now.
  9. FatalX

    FatalX Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    I am, haha.

    Damn, I see that I clearly won't be able to play the games well.

    Well thanks a lot for the help you guys saved me a lot of time and downloads! [​IMG]