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SubjectBest processor for emulation? new Reply to this message
Posted byShawn
Posted on09/06/05 03:39 AM



Can anyone suggest a good processor for emulation purposes. I was thinking of getting a dual core processor, but I remember hearing that emulation can't use dualcore. Now I'm kinda debating between singlecore processors like P4 and some sort of athlon....I'm lost. Help anyone?


SubjectRe: Best processor for emulation? new Reply to this message
Posted byJonemaan
Posted on09/06/05 04:05 AM



only for emulation ? i'd get the latest and greatest P4..

Though, everything I use runs fine on my (ghetto) 2ghz athlon




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Posted byLilwolf
Posted on09/06/05 07:22 AM



Care about your money?

Fastest (fx?) athlon is the best hands down... But you pay a LOT for an extra few fps.

The fastest 64 is the best price / performance that can run within a few fps of all games that can run on any processor.

Intels are great but more expensive. But they are on par with amds most of the time.

There a few drivers that are better on intel over amd. But those are almost all emulated in Zinc (that runs on either VERY well).

So if you have endless money, get an AMD FX chip, then if you have a lot of money that you don't care about get a top of the line (non-dual core) intel... then if you have some money to spend go AMD..

but in the end... BEST idea is just to get a good processor thats about a year old... the you will be able to play 98% of all games that mame plays on any system. So you might not be able to play them all... I'm not even sure which games can run only on the top of the line only.. .but you might be paying a few hundred for 10 games.... and in a year, you will be able to upgrade your computer to something faster with the money you save now.




SubjectMy athlon xp 2600+ @1.97ghz runs most stuff great -nt- new Reply to this message
Posted bylux_92886
Posted on09/06/05 04:51 PM



> only for emulation ? i'd get the latest and greatest P4..
>
> Though, everything I use runs fine on my (ghetto) 2ghz athlon
>





SubjectRe: Best processor for emulation? new Reply to this message
Posted byChaotiX
Posted on09/14/05 11:50 AM



> only for emulation ? i'd get the latest and greatest P4..
>
> Though, everything I use runs fine on my (ghetto) 2ghz athlon
>

I find it extremely ironic refering to a 2ghz Athlon as a ghetto processor. You should check out my dual-Celeron 500 machine.
(Runs CPS and NeoGeo just fine, btw - which is mainly what I play these days).




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