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i7 920 - Should I be able to run at higher resolutions?
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My i7 is clocked at 3.25Ghz, and I'm currently getting around 30-40 fps in FFX12 with an internal resolution of 1024x1024. Resident Evil 4 is even worse, whereas Persona 4 runs quite well. With native resolution, I get somewhere around 70 FPS. Also, when running software mode I get about 80 FPS. Since I'm utilising 7 threads, my cpu runs at about 95% load as opposed to 13-15% in hardware mode. Also, I tried the ZeroGS plugin with no luck.

I DO have a ***** graphics card though, a Radeon HD3650. This is because my computer is used mainly as a workstation for music production. Could this be what's slowing me down?
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(05-16-2009, 03:03 PM)arnethorvald Wrote: I DO have a ***** graphics card though, a Radeon HD3650. This is because my computer is used mainly as a workstation for music production. Could this be what's slowing me down?

Yes. This is your problem, 100% sure and for certain. ATIs run FFXII very poorly (although FPS in-game improves after the opening scenes and tutorial).

To KrazyTrumpeter05: Apologies for deleted post. I meant to just delete my own post and re-do it, but clicked the wrong 'X' >_<
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#3
Yeah, you're right the 3650 sucks.

Get a GTX275 or something. I mean, an i7 and a 3650.... What a bottleneck.
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(05-16-2009, 03:12 PM)Air Wrote:
(05-16-2009, 03:03 PM)arnethorvald Wrote: I DO have a ***** graphics card though, a Radeon HD3650. This is because my computer is used mainly as a workstation for music production. Could this be what's slowing me down?

Yes. This is your problem, 100% sure and for certain. ATIs run FFXII very poorly (although FPS in-game improves after the opening scenes and tutorial).

To KrazyTrumpeter05: Apologies for deleted post. I meant to just delete my own post and re-do it, but clicked the wrong 'X' >_<

Remembered what I posted!

Try running GSDx in DX10 software mode and set the SW Render threads to 6 or 7. That will pretty much take full advantage of your processors power and take the GPU almost entirely out of the equation. This should let you play everything fairly smoothly, but I think you're stuck playing at native resolution. There is an anti-aliasing option for GSDx software mode that might help clean up the picture, though.
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(05-16-2009, 04:27 PM)KrazyTrumpeter05 Wrote:
(05-16-2009, 03:12 PM)Air Wrote:
(05-16-2009, 03:03 PM)arnethorvald Wrote: I DO have a ***** graphics card though, a Radeon HD3650. This is because my computer is used mainly as a workstation for music production. Could this be what's slowing me down?

Yes. This is your problem, 100% sure and for certain. ATIs run FFXII very poorly (although FPS in-game improves after the opening scenes and tutorial).

To KrazyTrumpeter05: Apologies for deleted post. I meant to just delete my own post and re-do it, but clicked the wrong 'X' >_<

Remembered what I posted!

Try running GSDx in DX10 software mode and set the SW Render threads to 6 or 7. That will pretty much take full advantage of your processors power and take the GPU almost entirely out of the equation. This should let you play everything fairly smoothly, but I think you're stuck playing at native resolution. There is an anti-aliasing option for GSDx software mode that might help clean up the picture, though.

Yes, thank you, I have already done this but want to play at higher resolutions.
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Well, with that graphics card your answer is no. Using the software AA should essentially do the same thing, which is why I suggested it.
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So, to enable AA do I just select "Edge anti-aliasing (AA1)" ?
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#8
Yes. But don't expect a massive increase in image quality. It helps, but it's not the fix you are looking for as it's only basic AA.
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#9
ATI HD.3650 has lack of bandwith because only has ddr2 ram. That why you can not gain high res. Without sacrifice your cpu performance.
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>> Emulation speed differs for each game. There will be some you can run fast easily, but others will simply require more powerfull hardware <<.
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#10
AA1 is sw mode only, and only when the game uses it.
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