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AMD CPU recommendations?
#1
I know that an Intel C2D @3,2GHz is recommended CPU for PCSX2. What speed would be equivalent for modern AMD CPU (Phenom II/Athlon II) is terms of emulation performance?
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K @3,3Ghz (not OC'ed yet)
GPU: GTX 570 @850/1700/2100
RAM: 2x4GB Kingston DDR3-1600
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#2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6819103846

This is the closest you could get, but even then it's not as good as a 3.2GHz Core 2 Duo. It's close enough though and it overclocks well.
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#3
As can you see in my sig, I got myself an Athlon II (same thing without L3 cache) and at 3,6GHz it's enough to play FFX, SMT Nocturne and Timesplitters Future Perfect with no speedhacks, I can also play GoW, SotC and Soul Calibur 3 with speedhacks, so I think it's at least a decent CPU ;>
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K @3,3Ghz (not OC'ed yet)
GPU: GTX 570 @850/1700/2100
RAM: 2x4GB Kingston DDR3-1600
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#4
Phenom II @ 3.8Ghz will prolly compare to a E6600 overclocked to 3.2Ghz.
With newer Intel cpu's it's a bit harder to tell, due to the new SSE instructions.
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#5
I agree the additional instructions include an additional changing factor. How much are SSSE3 and SSE4.(0,1,2) used in PCSX2's core, by the way?
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K @3,3Ghz (not OC'ed yet)
GPU: GTX 570 @850/1700/2100
RAM: 2x4GB Kingston DDR3-1600
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#6
SSE4.1 is used by the vu recompilers, especially mVU. In all I'd say a 10% speedup in vu limited scenes.
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#7
Helluva lot if you ask me. Now can you tell me how can I identify a VU-limited scene?
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K @3,3Ghz (not OC'ed yet)
GPU: GTX 570 @850/1700/2100
RAM: 2x4GB Kingston DDR3-1600
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#8
With so many different i* cpus filling all of the price points, I would recommend some i* cpu from Intel at this time.
i7 @ 3.2Ghz /w Noctua
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5770 Vapor-X
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#9
(03-23-2010, 03:00 AM)mantasuk Wrote: With so many different i* cpus filling all of the price points, I would recommend some i* cpu from Intel at this time.

much rather have my 100$ phenom with 2 free cores Wink
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#10
The most expensive AMD chip I can find:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6819103727

Even though it is still cheaper than my C2Q, but Intel's products are usually overpriced, this Phenom should be a beast Smile
C2Q Q9550 - 3.9Ghz
8GB DDR1067
EVGA GTX260*2 (SLI)
WD Black 1TB*2 (RAID 0)
Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
Sorry for my poor English >"<
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