Host machine survey

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omarsis81
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby omarsis81 » Mon 04 Jan, 2016 8:19 pm

iI 4790k / 16 GB RAM / nVidia GTX 960
Voodoo emulation works almost always at 100%, but it has the host CPU working at 80% (I have HT disabled).
I can’t even imagine what CPU would it take to emulate a Voodoo2 SLI hehe
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby Orchidsworn » Tue 05 Jan, 2016 2:56 am

I do wonder about Voodoo 2 is it really no more than a Voodoo with an extra texture unit and a higher clock? If so I could understand why there would be little rush to emulate it. Still it does not seem like it would take much more to do so. I also am guessing the extra CPU power it would take would not be all that great.

I could be mistaking though. If I am and anyone has any incites or information that could help me understand more than I do currently I would greatly appreciate your input.
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby SarahWalker » Tue 05 Jan, 2016 6:57 pm

There are a few extra bits with Voodoo 2 (triangle setup engine, a few more texture and blend modes, new command protocol) but nothing that will have a massive impact. The 2-4x speed increase over Voodoo 1 means that just emulating one of them will take a LOT more CPU power.
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omarsis81
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby omarsis81 » Tue 05 Jan, 2016 7:01 pm

TomWalker wrote:There are a few extra bits with Voodoo 2 (triangle setup engine, a few more texture and blend modes, new command protocol) but nothing that will have a massive impact. The 2-4x speed increase over Voodoo 1 means that just emulating one of them will take a LOT more CPU power.


That's what I thought. Maybe a futuristic Intel i9 with 12 cores would do ;)
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby waldojim42 » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 10:46 pm

Howdy folks, new to the forums. Figured I would start with the survey. Currently using a laptop with an i7 - 4770MQ / 8GB / Win 10.

Edit: I would like to toss out a hearty thanks for this excellent package!
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby astocky » Fri 29 Jan, 2016 10:11 am

Currently using two machines:
i5-4670k, 16GB, Radeon HD7970
and laptop:
i7-5700HQ, 8GB, GTX-950M

Both support AVX2
neozeed
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby neozeed » Sun 31 Jan, 2016 4:26 pm

My laptop is a core i7 4700MQ
16GB of ram
intel HD 4600
NVIDIA GTX 765M
Windows 10

My desktop is a xeon, I forget which,
16gb of ram
Windows 10

I'll fill in the desktop nextime Im in the office.
Greg84
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby Greg84 » Sat 13 Feb, 2016 8:38 am

I3570k, 8GB RAM, GeForce 770, all parts at stock clocks.

Thanks for this great emulator!
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby BigAlUK » Tue 16 Feb, 2016 3:48 am

AMD FX-6300 Six-core 3.5GHz
8GB
nVidia GeForce GTX 960
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
candle_86
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby candle_86 » Sat 20 Feb, 2016 8:30 pm

Desktop

Core i7 4770
MSI PC-Mate H97
16gb DDR3-1600
Geforce GTX 960
256mb SSD
1.5tb Storage
2tb Games
1680x1050 display
vol
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby vol » Mon 28 Mar, 2016 4:13 pm

AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor 3.2 GHz
8 Gb RAM
GeForce GT 240
2.2 Tb hdd
Debian Linux 8.3
Thanks for this unique emulator. :)
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby Greatpsycho » Fri 15 Apr, 2016 7:54 am

Primary Desktop

Core i7-4930K
48GB RAM
AMD Radeon R7 240
64GB SSD
Various capacity(46GB ~ 1.2TB) storages
3840x2160 display
CentOS 6.7

Secondary Desktop

Core 2 Quad Q6700
8GB RAM
Intel 946GZ
128GB SSD
500GB Storage
1920x1080 display
Windows 7 x64

Reference machine to emulate

80286 12MHz(+80287 10MHz)
Chips&Technologies 82C235 chipset
4MB RAM
ATI 28800
512MB CF(HDD)
1024x768 display
MS-DOS 6.2 + Windows 3.1
tyuper
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby tyuper » Sun 17 Apr, 2016 6:37 pm

Main PC:

Core 2 Quad Q6600
6GB RAM
GA-965P-S3
Geforce 9800GTX+
Windows 10 x64

Still works on (also with dynarec):

Pentium III-S
768MB RAM
Abit BX133-RAID
Geforce 5900XT
Windows XP SP3
simstar
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby simstar » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:42 am

Main PC:

Intel I7 4770K
12GB RAM
Asus Z87-K
Nvidia Geforce 770GTX
Windows 7 x64
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby Lekendri » Thu 28 Apr, 2016 7:57 pm

Laptop:

Intel i5-5200 2.2GHz
8GB RAM
IntelHD 5500
WIndows 10 x64


Main PC:

AMD FX-8150 8-core 3.8GHz
16GB RAM
MSI 990FXA-GD65
AMD Radeon R9 270
Windows 10 x64
UPerschke
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby UPerschke » Thu 26 May, 2016 7:37 pm

Desktop:

Core i5-4590S @ 3.00GHz
8 GB DDR3
Z87X Chipset
Geforce GTX 750 Ti 2 GB

Laptop:

Core2Duo T7250 @ 2.00 GHz
2.5 GB DDR2
GM965 chipset
Intel GMA X3100
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby laxdragon » Wed 08 Jun, 2016 5:51 pm

MSI Gaming M5 ATX motherboard (LGA1151, Intel Z170) in custom built system
Intel i7 6700K 4.0GHz Quad Core [14nm SkyLake Quad Core, 4.0GHz, 8 MB L1 cache]
16.0 GB of GSkill DDR4 2400 RAM (2x 8GB)
EVGA (04G-P4-2974-KR) nVidia GeForce GTX 970 [4 GB GDDR5, 1664 shaders, 1165 core / 1317 boost clock] (PCIe 3.0 16x)
960 GB SanDisk Ultra II SATAIII SSD

Performance is quite good. I was able to run glQuake on Win98se with voodoo emulation and the percent meter on the titlebar rarely if ever dipped below 100%. I had the emulated system configured as a 233MHz Pentium MMX.
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby TheOligopolist » Fri 17 Jun, 2016 7:47 pm

Host machine:
i7-3820 @4.2GHz
16GB DDR3
GTX670
Windows 10 x64

PCem is running:
Award430VX
S3 Virge/DX
AWE32
With Vodoo 1 enabled
Win95 4.00.950 C installed

With the CPU set to P1 MMX 233 and with games that run with the emulator utilization at 100% (I'm assuming that's what the percentage in the title bar represents - tends to be games that use 3Dfx) I'd say performance is comparable to the old P1 133Mhz machine I used to play games on. With a lot of 2d games the percentage sits at around 45-50% and performance is very sluggish and choppy. Sim City 2000 is the best example, running very slowly unless you open one of the drop down menus or set the game speed to "African Swallow" where the utilization jumps back to 100% and it runs at full speed. This also happens during a lot of games installation programs, I'm not sure what causes this behavior.
Direct3d games don't seem to perform as well either, with performance more like a very early Pentium.

Been having a great time with this emulator and it's very impressive. If CPU performance can be improved it will be nothing short of incredible.
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby omarsis81 » Fri 17 Jun, 2016 11:41 pm

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PCem is quite CPU demanding, I'll give you that, but I tried SC2K with a Pentium MMX 233 and it runs always at 100% with all in game speeds.
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TheOligopolist
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby TheOligopolist » Fri 17 Jun, 2016 11:52 pm

omarsis81 wrote:PCem is quite CPU demanding, I'll give you that, but I tried SC2K with a Pentium MMX 233 and it runs always at 100% with all in game speeds.


That doesn't look like the Win95 version though. Which version are you running?
Here's how it looks on my system:
https://i.sli.mg/v79WHM.jpg

Edit:
I disabled hyper threading and speed step to see if that would speed things up, but it doesn't seem to have made a difference unfortunately.
It also chugs right through the games intro logos etc, but as soon as the menu pops up or a drop down menu is invoked the music starts playing at full speed, PCem goes back up to 100% and CPU usage on the host drops down:
https://i.sli.mg/2LHDCa.png
Maybe the game pauses everything going on in the background and just thinks about the menu or maybe there's something funny going on in the emulator, I don't know, I don't have a great deal of knowledge on this stuff.
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby omarsis81 » Sat 18 Jun, 2016 1:46 am

Ok, I found the Windows 95 version, it's called "Simcity 2000 Special Edition"
With you same config, Pentium MMX 233 most of the time at 100% in my case. Sometimes drop a little bit, but nothing to be worried about, totally playable

PS: I guess you should open a new topic if you want to continue talking about sc2k...
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby Bladeforce » Fri 08 Jul, 2016 8:56 pm

3.2Ghz Intel i5-4460
16 GB RAM
1GB Nvidia 550ti
Linuxmint 64bit
neozeed
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby neozeed » Fri 22 Jul, 2016 12:42 am

My laptop is:

i7-4700MQ @2.40Ghz
16GB of RAM
Windows 10 x64
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M with 2GB of memory

I'll add my Desktop later.
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby Commander Keen » Sat 23 Jul, 2016 5:12 am

Primary desktop:

Intel i5-3570 @ 3.4 GHz
32 GB of RAM
iGPU for graphics
Windows 8.1 and Fedora Linux 24

Lenovo ThinkPad T450s laptop:

Intel i5-5200 @ 2.2 GHz
12 GB of RAM
iGPU for graphics
Fedora Linux 24
Neville
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby Neville » Tue 02 Aug, 2016 6:54 pm

Desktop:

- Gigabyte 970A-DS3P motherboard

- AMD Athlon II X4 640 (3 Ghz. x 4 cores)

- 4 Gb. RAM

- Windows 10

- NVIDIA GTX 650

Systems up to 486DX2 computers work fine, Pentium emulation seems to need more horsepower to achieve constant framerates.
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby Battler » Wed 03 Aug, 2016 2:33 pm

I have a Pentium Dual-Core E5700 @ 3.0 GHz. I tried Little Big Adventure 2 on PCem, and it's now after all the improvements, mostly at 100% (well, fluctuating 99-102%) on Pentium 75 with Cache Inifinite, though that's the DOS version - the Windows 95 version of the game is a little bit slower. But in some parts, even the DOS version mysteriously goes as far down as 82%. And this is with DirectDraw set. With Direct3D it's about 5% lower in general. In comparison, Little Big Adventure 1 is at solid 100% even with Direct3D.
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby SuperFrog » Wed 26 Oct, 2016 6:30 pm

Laptop
Intel i7-2670QM @ 2.2GHz 4 cores
32GB RAM
1GB AMD FirePro M5950
Win 10 64bit
Laucian
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby Laucian » Wed 30 Nov, 2016 4:26 pm

Desktop:
i5 3570 3.4GHz, 4 cores
8GB RAM
Windows 7 x64

Laptop:
Core2Duo SL9400 1.86GHz, 2 cores
4GB RAM
Windows 7 x64

With infinite cache, I can get 100% on a Pentium 100/66 on my Desktop and the iDX4/75 or 486DX2/66 on my Laptop.
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby dreamer » Wed 28 Dec, 2016 8:55 pm

i7-4790K @ 4.00 GHz with 4 cores 8 Intel threads
16 GB RAM
Nvidia GTX 970
Windows 10 64-bit
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Re: Host machine survey

Postby szadycbr » Mon 09 Jan, 2017 8:52 pm

I have poor i5 2410M 2.3? but PCem always run at 2.7 , and it is well enough to run p90 , on winn98 and most games on p100/50 at 100% .
BTW new voodoo 2 emulation is much faster. Thank You.

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