Since I could not respond to my original message, I had to create a new thread again.
OK, I need to know if my custom PC with the following components:
AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz
ASRock 880GM-LE FX motherboard
MSI HD 4350 Radeon
8GB DDR3 RAM
Windows XP Professional x86
Is fast enough for MAME emulation.
In response, John IV said:
"Games benefit more from x64 builds of MAME running on 64bit operating systems. Some games do *a lot* better on Intel solutions. THat said you should be fine for 90%+ of Mame games at that speed.
See some bench runs below.
The thing that I don't understand is that how can a 31 years old game, such as FROGGER run any faster/better on an Intel platform and 'smoke' an AMD system?
I was under impression that MAME relies on pure CPU speed (and not other fancy modern CPU features). My AMD FX-4100 Zambezi is 3.6GHz which can be run at 4.00Ghz with turbo and proper overclocking. Isn't 4.00GHz not good enough for MAME?
Your thoughts are greatly appreciated!