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DMala
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Re: Any point in swapping out this dual core for this quad core?
08/10/12 04:37 PM


> My current rig has an Athlon II X2 260 running @ 3.20GHz. I have this Phenom II X4
> 945 Quad Core Processor - 3.00GHz, 6MB Cache sitting here that I'm thinking about
> dropping in. My current cpu is fast enough for everything else I do so this is purely
> for improving MAME performance. There are a few games I have that don't quite stay
> 100%:
>
> Radiant Silvergun
> Strider 2
> Xevious 3D-G
> Gradius 4
>
> Will the Phenom II run these games better? It's a much better processor than whats in
> the rig, but as I said, the current one is fine for everything non-emulation related.
>
>
> I'd also like to hear an opinion regarding any potential performance gains in BSNES
> as well.

The conventional wisdom at this point is that you won't see much benefit in MAME with anything more than 2 cores. I was going to say you might get a boost from the generational jump in processors, but looking at AMD's hideously confusing product map, Athlon II and Phenom II seem to be pretty similar. My guess would be that the switch would pretty much be a wash, performance-wise, or you may take a slight hit from the Phenom's slower clock. I guess if you've got time to kill, it wouldn't hurt to experiment and see what happens, but I wouldn't expect too much.

As far as BSNES, does it do any multithreading at all? It didn't the last I knew, but it's been a while since I've paid attention.







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* Any point in swapping out this dual core for this quad core? vram74 08/10/12 02:50 AM
. * Re: Any point in swapping out this dual core for this quad core? DMala  08/10/12 04:37 PM
. * Re: Any point in swapping out this dual core for this quad core? vram74  08/10/12 06:09 PM
. * Re: Any point in swapping out this dual core for this quad core? R. Belmont  08/13/12 10:56 PM
. * Re: Any point in swapping out this dual core for this quad core? vram74  08/13/12 11:03 PM
. * Re: Any point in swapping out this dual core for this quad core? B2K24  08/10/12 03:38 AM
. * Re: Any point in swapping out this dual core for this quad core? vram74  08/10/12 03:51 AM
. * Re: Any point in swapping out this dual core for this quad core? sirscotty  10/13/12 02:35 PM
. * Re: Any point in swapping out this dual core for this quad core? redk9258  10/13/12 04:49 PM

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