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Sticky Will PCSX2 run fast on my computer?
(05-25-2017, 11:50 PM)jojo0 Wrote: Hey,

I got a i5 4690k and a onboard gpu. I'm looking for a suitable GPU. The OP mentions Nvidia Geforce 9600GT / 8800GT or better,
ATI Radeon 4750 or better, but that's quite outdated. I doubt I'd use any graphical enhancement besides perhaps 2x internal resolution. What/which contemporary GPU would be suitable for this?

Purely out of curiosity, I also wondered how the load was distributed between the CPU and GPU. So far I understood that the CPU does the grunt work and the GPU does any and all of the graphical enhancements you might use. Is this right?

I have this same CPU and I am using a GT 640 1GB GDDR5 and the only graphical enhancements I use is the 2x internal resolution so anything at this level will handle what you want. Honestly you can probably get away with less but my GPU cost $30 off of Craig's list and you should be able to find something simular or better for the same price

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Oh really now? I thought it would require a stronger GPU, that's good to hear. I'll probably grab something similar in that range then. Thanks!
Honestly I'd get a GTX 1050ti
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I don't really game aside from some old games and from what I gathered so far (i might be wrong) is, that a strong GPU doesnt really benefit the emulation and that the biggest load is on the CPU? as in so far that even a GT 640 can achieve at most a 2x internal resolution which I'd use. A GTX 1050ti seems overkill in view of this.
I'm running a 750 ti oc 2gb.. and most every game runs at 60 fps pretty solid at 4x native... Those cards are getting cheap too
Intel core i7 3770
Intel dh67cl
Asus Geforce GTX 750 TI oc 2GB
32GB pc3 1600 Crucial Ballistic Sport 9-9-9-24 ram
Windows 10 home
Corsair 1000 watt psu
Hi everyone, I have two questions, one concerning a GPU for my desktop + a laptop.

1) Is it worth getting an RX 570 over the 1050 Ti? There's little difference in price, but my questions are: a) How are AMD's drivers now? Do they still have those OpenGL bugs or something? and b) Is a 430w PSU enough? Below is my desktop specs
EVGA White 430W
i5 3570
8 GB DDR3 1066Mhz
2x SATA 7200 RPM HDD
1x DVDRW drive, mouse, keyboard, etc.
Those online PSU calculators say it's enough, I need 378W tops in the 12V rail and my PSU can do 408W, but eh...

Also, question two: 2) I need a new laptop, my old one is dead. I'll buy some simple Dell, HP or Acer model, nothing fancy. How well would a 7100u or 7200u with an integrated Intel 620 perform? I intend to play on software mode and, if possible, 2x native or 1024x768 (this is why I like 1366x768 screens, it's better for PS1 emulation, and other consoles, and some older 4:3 only games).
For pcsx2, get an nvidia. If you want to use it for everything, the radeon might be worth it, but it will disappoint you if you want to use it with this emulator.

And an intel 620 should be able to do native - 2x fine. You won't need to use software mode.
Most emulators have better OpenGL backends then DirectX ones, and AMD gemerally has worse OpenGL performance then Nvidia so if you are going for emulation then go for an Nvidia card.

The real issue your laptop choice is not the 620 iGPU, but the 7100u or 7200u. With the 7200u there will be some sacrifices in which games you can run at (or near) fullspeed. With the 7100u there will be more. This is also assuming a very good cooling system in the laptop that prevents thermal throttling at max (or close to max) load for however long you wish to run your emulator. If you can find a laptop with an H or HQ designation then it would be a better choice for emulation.
Those models with HQ processors are way too expensive, it's out of the question.

On CPU benchmark the 7200u is rated 1,745 against 1,803 for the 6700HQ. Can't be that bad.
It is more the fact that HQ is a 45W TDP CPU and the 7200u is a 15W TDP CPU and the cooling most laptops use for ULV (15W TDP) chips tend to be insufficient to run at full load or near full load for an extended period of time without thermal issues (throttling). Throw in the fact you will be relying on the iGPU which also produces heat in the same area and that is the main reason I recommended a H or a HQ chipset. The other being the general trend to have more aggressive power saving settings on u series laptops.

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