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Will PCSX2 run fast on my computer?
Originally posted by Refraction

If you have come here to ask this question, the answer is here, there is no point in making a thread about it. Look down the list for your hardware, you will get a fair idea of your system and how it will perform, if there are any additional hardware reply below with the additions, DO NOT reply if you are just going to ask "Will my system work? i have blah blah" because all you will get is a warning.

Will my game work?

If you have reasonable specs to those posted below but want to know if your game works, check out the Compatibility List before posting.

Processors:

Won't work or barely do anything:

Intel Pentium
Intel Pentium II
AMD Athlon (non-XP)
AMD Thunderbird
AMD Duron

Will work, but very slowly, possible problems:

Intel Pentium III
Intel Celeron (any P3 and above series)
AMD Athlon XP
AMD Sempron
AMD Turion
AMD APU C-**, E-***, Z-01, E2-3**, A4-3***

Will work without compatibility problems, but will run slowly:

AMD Athlon 64 Single Core
AMD Opteron Single Core
AMD Athlon FX Single Core
Intel Pentium IV (4)
Intel Pentium D - Probably works best in this group
Intel Pentium M (Dothan)

Will work at a reasonably playable speed (this does not mean full speed):

AMD Athlon FX Dual Core
AMD Opteron Dual Core
AMD Athlon X2 (and Turion laptop equivalent)
AMD Phenom
AMD Phenom II
AMD APU A6- 3***, A8-3***
Intel Core 2 Duo (and laptop Core Duo equivalent)
Intel Core 2 Quad
Intel Core i 5
Intel Core i 7

Laptop Processors:

We do not recommend the use of any laptop machines on the emulator unless otherwise mentioned above, if it supports SSE2 then it may work. if it does not have SSE2 then it is likely it will be extremely slow and have emulator compatibility problems.


Graphics Cards:

Won't work (or very unlikely to) - Maybe possible with GSDX Software Mode (V. Slow):
Geforce 3 or below
Geforce 4 MX series - confirmed to be working but very slowly
ATi Radeon 8xxx series and below
ATi Radeon 9100
Most onboard graphics cards (excluding the GeForce 61X0 series and 5200 Go)

Will work but require GSDX - Very poor performance:

Radeon 9200 - Reported to work with ZeroGS too!
Radeon 9250
Intel GMA950 - confirmed to work
Geforce 4

Will work on both graphics plugins, but possibly poor performance

Radeon 9500 to 9800 series
Radeon X300 to X8x0 series
Geforce 5200 (Go included) to 6500 series (also including
Geforce 61x0 onboard series)
Geforce 7100

Will work at a reasonable to very good level of speed with both plugins:

Geforce 6600 series and above (excluding above mentioned)
ATi Radeon X1300 series and above - need confirmation for X1300

Recommended Processors:

Intel Core 2 Duo / Core i3 @ 3.2Ghz or faster
Intel Core i5 / i7 @ 2.66Ghz or faster
AMD Phenom II / Athlon II (X2, X3 or X4) @ 3.4Ghz or faster

Recommended VGA cards:

Nvidia Geforce 9600GT / 8800GT or better
ATI Radeon 4750 or better

Other Hardware Recommendations:

512 mb or above of System Memory:
Windows XP With Service Pack 3
Windows 2000
Windows XP 64 With Service Pack 1

1 GB or above of System Memory:
Windows Vista 32/64
Windows 7 32/64


And that's it! Nothing else is very important when it comes to system requirements, i hope that just cuts down the number of "Will it work" threads! Smile

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12-10-2008 03:20 PM
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RE: Will PCSX2 run fast on my computer?
Nvidia 5200 - 5500, while working with both plugins, gives REALLY slow performance whenever any shader-ific effects are on-screen. "possibly poor performance" is too light...
I'm not sure about the other cards in that group.
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12-13-2008 12:40 AM
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RE: Will PCSX2 run fast on my computer?
(12-13-2008 12:40 AM)Nneeve Wrote:  Nvidia 5200 - 5500, while working with both plugins, gives REALLY slow performance whenever any shader-ific effects are on-screen. "possibly poor performance" is too light...
I'm not sure about the other cards in that group.


i think i will work but too slow...
you can to go this website to analyse your video card if your shader is 2.0.
http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest

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RE: Will PCSX2 run fast on my computer?
I wasn't asking for help - I was just relaying information about my (past, thankfully) experiences with Nvidia 5200 - 5500.
I believe it has 2.0 shaders, but just does the shading VERY slowly (few shading units or some such).

Also, I highly doubt Nvidia 4 works with GSDX... It doesn't have 2.0 shaders, does it?
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12-13-2008 01:47 AM
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RE: Will PCSX2 run fast on my computer?
Yeah I need to update this Smile Thanks for the report Nneeve,I kept this thread open for posts like that

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12-13-2008 01:48 AM
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RE: Will PCSX2 run fast on my computer?
(12-10-2008 03:20 PM)Bositman Wrote:  Windows Vista 32/64 - Works on both builds, for VM to work, you MUST manually enable SE_LOCK_MEMORY (Confirmed by GeneralPlot)
It should be enough to right-click the VM version and choose "Run as administrator" the first time you run it (if you have UAC) - then it'll be able to add the required policy (you don't need to run as administrator after logging out and logging back in).
12-13-2008 10:09 PM
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RE: Will PCSX2 run fast on my computer?
Well sometimes it just doesn't want to start. I also noticed you might be able to run program much longer if you use server 2003 compatibility instead xp (even tough it works sometimes fine without compatibility settings)
12-14-2008 11:50 PM
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RE: Will PCSX2 run fast on my computer?
I don't know why "Windows XP With Service Pack 3" is Recommended , Can We use "Windows XP With Service Pack 2" ? This is because still have many PC Game out there can't run under "Windows XP With Service Pack 3" . Farcry 2 is an example ... !!!
12-15-2008 04:37 AM
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RE: Will PCSX2 run fast on my computer?
It's recommended because some people report Sp3 is 10 or 15% faster than Sp2

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12-15-2008 04:55 AM
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RE: Will PCSX2 run fast on my computer?
Yup. When SP2 came out it lowered system a bit compared to SP1 and now SP3 gives back some power Wink And trust me you need all that extra power you can get ;O

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