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[LIST] The Most CPU-Intensive Games
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This thread will obviously be a WIP (work-in-progress) for the time being. The goal is to compile a convenient list of the most CPU-demanding games for this emulator. For consistencies' sake, we'll only take test results from PCSX2 versions 1.0.0. and above.

For now I'll list the games that I've personally tested and/or know for a fact require a relatively beefy processor to run at full-speed (60fps). Feel free to post any relevant information about your findings; CPU used, CPU clockspeed, speedhack settings, ideal clockrate needed for fullspeed, software or hardware mode, etc.

This includes any scenario -- whether it be slow gameplay, slow cutscenes, etc. This thread's purpose is to isolate EE-bottlenecked games. The game doesn't have to be bottlenecked 24/7, any noticeable dips at specific areas, maps, situations, etc. count as well.

Also if you feel a game doesn't belong on the list (maybe recent revisions made it more playable or a submission is erroneous, etc.) feel free to refute it (politely!)

If you leave a testimony for a game or two, I'll link the best one to said game's ID in the main post.

I'll update the thread as necessary whenever I feel like. Tongue2
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RELEVANT LINKS

List of GPU-Intensive Games
Official PCSX2 CPU Benchmark Thread
List of CPU-light games
List of MTVU-Hack Problematic Games
Info about EE and GS Usage

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GAME LIST

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Armored Core 3
Armored Core: Last Raven
Armored Core: Nexus
ATV Offroad Fury 3
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II
Black
Blackhawk Down
Burnout 2: Point of Impact
Burnout 3: Takedown
Burnout: Dominator
Burnout: Revenge
Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 3
Champion: Return To Arms
Champions of Norrath
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
Crash 'N' Burn
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Team Sabre

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Drakengard
Dynasty Warriors 3
Dynasty Warriors 4
Dynasty Warriors 5
Flatout 2
Genji: Dawn of the Samurai
God of War
God of War II
Gran Turismo 3
Gran Turismo 4
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Jak & Daxter
Jak II
Jak 3
Killzone
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
Mercenaries 2: World In Flames
Metal Gear Solid 2
Metal Gear Solid 3
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
NBA Street: Vol. 2
Need For Speed: Carbon
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Need For Speed: Underground
Need For Speed: Underground 2
Onimusha 3: Demon Siege
Primal
Ratchet & Clank
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Ratchet Deadlocked
Rogue Galaxy
Shadow of the Colossus
Shaun White Snowboarding
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
Sly Cooper 2: Band of Thieves
Sly Cooper 3: Honor Among Thieves
Soul Calibur 3
SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals
SOCOM II: U.S. Navy Seals
SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy Seals
SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals Combined Assault
Star Ocean: Til the End of Time
Tekken Tag Tournament
Tourist Trophy
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
Warriors Orochi
Warriors Orochi 2
Xenosaga
Xenosaga 2
Xenosaga 3
Yuyu Hakusho: Dark Tournament
Zone of the Enders
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner
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Isn't GOW 2 demanding too.
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#3
Added, lol. Never tried it before.
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#4
Good thread. +1 for you!

This goes well with my

http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-Which-gam...equirement

so I'm gonna make the companion GPU thread list, since that thread is more discussion.
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Here we go:

(List) The Most GPU-Intensive Games
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Edit: Dammit, sorry for triple post >_<

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

About 50% of this game my PC can just BARELY keep it at 60FPS, the rest it exceed that up to 90. MTVU slows it down for me, as I've said before. My processor is an FX6300@ 4.12ghz as you know, I don't know if that counts as beefy or not.

Here is a shot at native resolution, only recommended speedhacks on(no MTVU). Turbo on so it can go as fast as possible.

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Showing 66 FPS. And I do get drops as low as 57 or so.

I don't know if you wanna include it or not. I just thought I'd share!
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i wouldn't say that was VERY intensive, or even the most. Baldurs Gate is far far worse than that!
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#8
Updated list with a few games and added some links as well.
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(11-14-2013, 12:04 AM)refraction Wrote: i wouldn't say that was VERY intensive, or even the most. Baldurs Gate is far far worse than that!

It performs about the same as Xenosaga for me, CBWOC I mean. Most of Xenosaga runs 100+FPS but there are parts that drop as low as 55 or so. So that was my reasoning for mentioning, since it was similar.
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#10
I can easily attest to the snowblind games murdering any current cpu. I have ran the games on software mod at 4ghz for a 3570K and I was dealing with drops as low as 20 and that was constant zooming in helped slightly but not much.
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