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Recommended running PCSX2 HW mode or SW mode?
#1
I have a good cpu & gpu.So im really not sure which of those would give me a upper performance on PCSX2.

If someone could reply letting me know.

I would be more than grateful to you.

PC SPECS:
CPU: Overclocked Intel® Core™i7-2600k @ 4.80GHz
GPU: Dual NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 570's OC in SLI
MOBO: ASUS® MAXIMUS IV EXTREME-Z: INTEL Z68 ROG
RAM: 16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3
OS: Windows 7 ultimate x64

Many thanks,

MozzaGamer
2012-2013
CPU: Overclocked Intel Extreme® Core™i7-3960x @ 4.30GHz
GPU: Dual NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670's OC in SLI
MOBO: ASUS® P9X79 WS PCI-E 3.0 READY
RAM: 16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3
OS: Windows 7 ultimate x64

2011
OLD MOBO: ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME-Z Z68
OLD GPU: DUAL NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 570's In SLI.
OLD CPU: i7 2600k @ 4.80GHz

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#2
Hardware mode for performance, Software mode for accuracy. Not that there is any game that won't run full speed on a 4,8 Ghz Corei7 Tongue
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#3
(01-17-2012, 01:58 PM)Bositman Wrote: Hardware mode for performance, Software mode for accuracy. Not that there is any game that won't run full speed on a 4,8 Ghz Corei7 Tongue

Well for me.Tell me which mode will i benefit from most.As you saying an i7 overclocked @ 4.8 ghz wont run most games on full speed.Unless there bugged of course.So im guessing hw mode?

I will be trying to run GTA liberty city stories,Vice city stories,GTA3.

As i own those games on a disc.

2012-2013
CPU: Overclocked Intel Extreme® Core™i7-3960x @ 4.30GHz
GPU: Dual NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670's OC in SLI
MOBO: ASUS® P9X79 WS PCI-E 3.0 READY
RAM: 16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3
OS: Windows 7 ultimate x64

2011
OLD MOBO: ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME-Z Z68
OLD GPU: DUAL NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 570's In SLI.
OLD CPU: i7 2600k @ 4.80GHz

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#4
I said there are NO games that won't run at full speed, double negative, so all games should run full speed on that Tongue
I'd recommend hardware mode because you'll be able to change the internal resolution to your liking improving graphics tremendously.
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#5
(01-17-2012, 02:20 PM)Bositman Wrote: I said there are NO games that won't run at full speed, double negative, so all games should run full speed on that Tongue
I'd recommend hardware mode because you'll be able to change the internal resolution to your liking improving graphics tremendously.

Ahh ok.My bad =P

HW mode it is then.

Thanks for your help bositman!

Btw this is irrelevant.But i give a thumbs up! WubWub for your name.Boositman hehe.

Abit of info.Going to be running all the games @ 1280x720 as i will be recording alot of footage too.Also youtube does not handle 1080p very well as it does with 720p.fps @29.97 same as youtube.Those gta games should run very smooth.

MozzaGamer
2012-2013
CPU: Overclocked Intel Extreme® Core™i7-3960x @ 4.30GHz
GPU: Dual NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670's OC in SLI
MOBO: ASUS® P9X79 WS PCI-E 3.0 READY
RAM: 16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3
OS: Windows 7 ultimate x64

2011
OLD MOBO: ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME-Z Z68
OLD GPU: DUAL NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 570's In SLI.
OLD CPU: i7 2600k @ 4.80GHz

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#6
I'd use 1920x1080 or more, your graphics card will handle it fine
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#7
(01-17-2012, 02:37 PM)Bositman Wrote: I'd use 1920x1080 or more, your graphics card will handle it fine

I know my gpu will handle it fine.But when rendering a video out on sony vegas (PCSX2 gameplay @1080p).The video size will be much larger and in quality wise it's hardly no different to 720p.Especially when uploading it to youtube.720p is the recommended HD quality.Plus @29.97 FPS.Which is what youtube uses again.So rendering a video out with the same fps plus 720p and playing @29.97.Will end in a good result.

Don't get me wrong 1080p is the best HD signal in general.But when it comes to rendering videos recording them etc.720p is a wiser choice.
2012-2013
CPU: Overclocked Intel Extreme® Core™i7-3960x @ 4.30GHz
GPU: Dual NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670's OC in SLI
MOBO: ASUS® P9X79 WS PCI-E 3.0 READY
RAM: 16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3
OS: Windows 7 ultimate x64

2011
OLD MOBO: ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME-Z Z68
OLD GPU: DUAL NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 570's In SLI.
OLD CPU: i7 2600k @ 4.80GHz

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#8
Well whatever suits you Smile I'm recording at 1920x1080 at around x4 scaling for each game at 50 or 60 fps with the internal GSdx video recorder. You can check out the results here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/PCSX2team
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#9
(01-17-2012, 03:16 PM)Bositman Wrote: Well whatever suits you Smile I'm recording at 1920x1080 at around x4 scaling for each game at 50 or 60 fps with the internal GSdx video recorder. You can check out the results here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/PCSX2team

I was watching those videos yesterday.I have to say.The way you run those games in the video it looked like you was playing from the ps2 console itself haha.

Hoping my games run as smooth as those videos.

I wont be recording from the internal recorder though.I will be recording from playclaw 3 if it supports it.And you don't edit those videos right?.It's just straight record it.Then upload.

2012-2013
CPU: Overclocked Intel Extreme® Core™i7-3960x @ 4.30GHz
GPU: Dual NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670's OC in SLI
MOBO: ASUS® P9X79 WS PCI-E 3.0 READY
RAM: 16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3
OS: Windows 7 ultimate x64

2011
OLD MOBO: ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME-Z Z68
OLD GPU: DUAL NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 570's In SLI.
OLD CPU: i7 2600k @ 4.80GHz

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#10
Well they were NOT running like that while recording, god of war was at like 15 fps Tongue But the internal recorder of GSdx speeds up the video to full speed after you're done recording.
I encoded them afterwards using x264vfw and mp3 for sound
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