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Intel vs. AMD
06/16/12 05:01 PM

Since I could not respond to my original message, I had to create a new thread again.;o=&vc=1

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
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!

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* Intel vs. AMD c0dehunter 06/16/12 05:01 PM
. * Re: Intel vs. AMD DMala  06/17/12 01:28 AM
. * Re: Intel vs. AMD krick  06/16/12 05:57 PM
. * Re: Intel vs. AMD c0dehunter  06/17/12 03:03 AM
. * Re: Intel vs. AMD Sune  06/16/12 05:49 PM
. * Re: Intel vs. AMD mesk  06/16/12 06:41 PM
. * Re: Intel vs. AMD R. Belmont  06/16/12 07:13 PM

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