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Xenosaga Episode 2 ran at full FPS. Upgraded, and now it doesn't even get close.
#1
I had an XPS M1530. It had:

Core 2 Duo T8300 (2.4GHz, 800MHz bus speed)
2GB DDR2 RAM
8600M GT 256MB

That computer had nothing but problems, so Dell sent me a new laptop:

Core 2 Duo P7450 (2.1GHz, 1066MHz bus speed), will be getting a P8600 since I convinced them to Wink
6GB DDR3 Triple Channel RAM
Radeon HD 3670 512MB

Now on both computers, I have used these settings:

pcsx2 beta.r18888

Graphics config:
GSdx 0.1.15, SSE 4.1
DX 10 (Hardware)
Full screen
Native internal resolution

CPU Config:
EERec
VU0rec
VU1rec
microVU0
microVU1
Multi threaded GS mode

Speed hacks:
1.5x Cycle Rate
INTC Sync Hack
IOP 2x Cycle Rate
Idle Loop Fast-Forward
Status Flag Hack
No VU Cycle Stealing

Advanced Settings:
Default

On my XPS M1530, I got basically 55-60 FPS at all times with the exception of some areas where lots of characters were.

On my brand-new computer, I'm getting maybe 20-25 FPS, and I'm noticing a slight delay in movement whenever I push the button to move my character. I don't know what happened. Anyone have an idea? This computer is better than the old one, yet it runs like crap. I have it set to high-performance mode and pcsx2 to high priority, just like my old computer.
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#2
How is your new laptop better? All I see is a 300Mhz lower cpu clock, which definitely hurts PCSX2 performance.
Also you now have an ATI graphic card, so you'll want to make sure to use the latest GSdx beta.
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#3
(02-21-2010, 01:41 PM)rama Wrote: How is your new laptop better? All I see is a 300Mhz lower cpu clock, which definitely hurts PCSX2 performance.

A faster bus speed, 4 more GB of faster RAM, and a little faster graphics card.

There shouldn't be this big of a performance hit from only 300MHz but a faster bus speed. I'll be getting a 2.4GHz, so I'll be able to see if it makes that big of a difference. It seems like it shouldn't..
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#4
What does bus speed has to do with anything? In terms of PCSX2 you didn't upgrade, you downgraded. Ram speed or size makes 0 difference too
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#5
So what you're telling me is, pcsx2 relies solely on clock speed with absolutely no other factors involved at all?





Okay.
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#6
All other factors are less relevant.
It'll be hard to even find a synthetic benchmark that shows significant differences between different bus speeds.
It helps to have the bus fast, but in no way does it outweigh 300Mhz.

Do you use a recent GSdx version, as I asked earlier?
All older versions have serious performance issues with ATI cards. Especially cards from the 2xxx and 3xxx range.
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