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swaltz
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computer speed
#284662 - 05/02/12 09:51 AM


How fast of a computer is needed to run all games available for MAME 145u7?

Iím planning to make a cab and would like to know what type of machine to purchase. I am not sure what other information to add to this so feel free to ask any clarifying questions that may come up.

Thanks for the help in advance.



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Re: computer speed new [Re: swaltz]
#284664 - 05/02/12 11:57 AM


There's no such thing. Have a look at some benchmarks John IV did... http://www.mameui.info/Bench.htm

There are others too that others will probably come along and post a link to.



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Re: computer speed new [Re: swaltz]
#284666 - 05/02/12 01:00 PM


> How fast of a computer is needed to run all games available for MAME 145u7?
>
> Iím planning to make a cab and would like to know what type of machine to purchase. I
> am not sure what other information to add to this so feel free to ask any clarifying
> questions that may come up.
>
> Thanks for the help in advance.

A computer which will only exist in decades to come. Some games don't run at all anyone so it will always be impossible.



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Re: computer speed new [Re: swaltz]
#285487 - 05/08/12 03:33 AM


> How fast of a computer is needed to run all games available for MAME 145u7?
>
> Iím planning to make a cab and would like to know what type of machine to purchase. I
> am not sure what other information to add to this so feel free to ask any clarifying
> questions that may come up.
>
> Thanks for the help in advance.

98% of games up to 1993 (8-bit and 16-bit era, including 'cheap' hardware/bootlegs made right into the 2000s): Even a Pentium 3 866 can handle practically all of the early games, possibly with the exception of early games which have recently had analog/discrete sound boards emulated in place of samples.

From 1994-2000 (PlayStation era, and earlier 3D systems like Namco System 21): Any modern dual core/x64 system should be able to handle the early 3D era, and for the less taxing games, such as "2D" games like Point Blank 2 (there are a handful of 3D models used but the game is mostly 2D, hence the quotes), even a 3GHz Pentium 4 can run a lot of them at full speed, or near enough.

NAOMI/Atomiswave/PS2 era games will probably need an i5 or faster just to be playable - I haven't gone near this era of games as far as emulation is concerned so I have no idea speed-wise. R. Belmont's rig should be a good example of an all-in-one MAME system.



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Re: computer speed new [Re: swaltz]
#285550 - 05/08/12 04:46 PM


I say get the fastest Ivy bridge cpu, you won't regret it.


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