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R. Belmont
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Re: 64bit or 32bit - does it really matter??
06/17/13 04:54 PM


> 1. Given that I have a 64 bit processor should I use a 64 bit OS & mame build? What
> sort of performance gain should I expect?

Yes. The gain is between 5 and 20% in MAME, which can be significant on heavier-weight games (e.g. newer Donkey Kong with the proper analog sound effects simulated, or 3D games). Some future optimizations the devs have in mind may be 64-bit only or most effective on 64-bit as well.

> 2. Given that I have plenty of HD space (250gb). I currently only have 1gb of ram but
> not a problem to install more should I even bother with a Tiny/Mini version etc?
> Which OS generally gives the best performance? XP or Win7- I guess are the two front
> runners?

Win 7 x64 runs MAME extremely well, being it was made by Aaron Giles ;-)







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* 64bit or 32bit - does it really matter?? WalkToFreedom 06/17/13 02:58 AM
. * Re: 64bit or 32bit - does it really matter?? R. Belmont  06/17/13 04:54 PM
. * Re: 64bit or 32bit - does it really matter?? WalkToFreedom  06/17/13 10:53 PM
. * Re: 64bit or 32bit - does it really matter?? Bad A Billy  06/17/13 03:58 AM
. * Re: 64bit or 32bit - does it really matter?? WalkToFreedom  06/17/13 10:54 PM

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