Host machine survey

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Spider_Gilgamesh
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by Spider_Gilgamesh » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 3:53 am

Host:
Core 2 Duo 6320 @1.86Ghz
4 Gb RAM
NVIDIA GTX 750Ti
Windows 7 64

Guest:
PCem v11
Award SiS 496/497
Diamond Stealth 32
Intel 486 DX2/66
32 Mb RAM
Sound Blaster 16
Dos 6.22 / Win 3.11

mysoft
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by mysoft » Thu 31 Aug, 2017 12:18 pm

Core2quad 2.5ghz

Windows XP Pro SP3 / 4gb
Nvidia 9400GT

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omarsis81
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by omarsis81 » Thu 31 Aug, 2017 3:21 pm

mysoft wrote:Core2quad 2.5ghz

Windows XP Pro SP3 / 4gb
Nvidia 9400GT
What's the most powerful CPU you can emulate without slowdowns? I guess around a Pentium 120?

hexie
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by hexie » Thu 31 Aug, 2017 5:42 pm

My Laptop:
Intel Core i7-5500U (2.40GHz - 3.00GHz) (2 cores, 4 threads)
RAM: 8.00GB
Windows 10 x64

mysoft
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by mysoft » Thu 31 Aug, 2017 8:19 pm

omarsis81 wrote:What's the most powerful CPU you can emulate without slowdowns? I guess around a Pentium 120?
with the dynamic recompiler and depending what i do... even the 233mhz works at 100% but it easily goes down to <50% so i would say Pentium 120 is a good estimative.

lushkava
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by lushkava » Wed 29 Nov, 2017 12:44 am

Thinkpad X230:
  • Intel Core i7-3520M 2.90GHz (Ivy Bridge)
  • Intel HD4000 iGPU
  • 16 GiB RAM
  • Windows 10 (1709) x64
Thinkpad X220:
  • Intel Core i7-2640M 2.80GHz (Sandy Bridge)
  • Intel HD3000 iGPU
  • 4 GiB RAM
  • Windows 10 (1709) x64

reignofchaos
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by reignofchaos » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 1:10 pm

Host:
Core i5 8400
16GB DDR4 RAM
AMD RX470 4GB
Windows 10 (1709) x64

Guest:
PCem v13.1
Intel Pentium 200 + Award 430vx
S3 Virge GX/DX
Voodoo 2 SLI
256MB RAM
Sound Blaster PCI128
Win 98SE

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gen_angry
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by gen_angry » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 9:06 pm

I tossed this on my laptop with a Pentium N3700 as a test the other day (my sister has the same laptop and she was interested in a few old DOS games).

The fastest machine it seems to be able to keep at 100% emulator speed with the recompiler off is a 486DX-33. It can handle a DX2-66 if I don't play anything 'higher' than DOOM.

Pretty impressive imo considering that this chip is basically a 1.6ghz mobile CPU crammed in a 6W package. Haven't tried it yet with the recompiler on due to my recent issues with it (and Im not sure if it improves performance or not?)

dracolich
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by dracolich » Mon 22 Jan, 2018 8:03 pm

home:
dual boot Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit and Slackware Linux 14.2 32-bit
AMD Phenom II x2 3.2GHz unlocked to x4
16GB RAM
GTX 260 Core 216

work:
Window 10 Enterprise 64-bit
Intel i5-3570S 3.1GHz
8GB RAM
integrated Intel HD graphics

mbrown3345
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Joined: Thu 25 Jan, 2018 4:36 pm

Re: Host machine survey

Post by mbrown3345 » Thu 25 Jan, 2018 6:19 pm

i7-8700
32GB RAM
GeForce1070
Win10-64bit

Solarstrike
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by Solarstrike » Sat 10 Feb, 2018 5:16 am

Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.6 GHz - 4c/8t
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti
16 GB DDR3-1600
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit ("Fall Creators' Update")

freontrip
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Joined: Tue 06 Feb, 2018 8:02 pm

Re: Host machine survey

Post by freontrip » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 6:50 pm

AMD Ryzen 1700 @ stock
16 gigs DDR4-2400
Windows 10 Pro x64
Geforce GTX 1070 Ti

At some point I'll actually fire PCem up and relive the days of my old Cyrix 6x86 PR200+ with an S3 ViRGE...

andreol263
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by andreol263 » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 6:39 pm

Core i5 4460 3.2Ghz
8gb DDR3
Windows 10 pro
I can use Pentium MXX 166 With Voodoo 2 unless i try to play Unreal or Unreal Tournament, then the host speed becomes unstable, i hope that future updates gonna improve the performance

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xXLuckyXx
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by xXLuckyXx » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 11:11 pm

AMD Athlon II X3 450
4,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3
1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit SP1

I can play some games without a problem on pentium 75 and 90 win95/98. Ms DOS 6.22 system is working perfectly, games on dos too. I'll buy a new pc soon so I'll be able to play games with mmx pentium.

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Giorgos
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by Giorgos » Tue 10 Apr, 2018 8:41 am

AMD 4-core Athlon 2GHz.
4GB Memory DDR3.
On board Radeon R3.
Win 10 x64 Pro.

ruthan
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Joined: Fri 27 Apr, 2018 5:07 pm

Re: Host machine survey

Post by ruthan » Fri 27 Apr, 2018 5:12 pm

Core i7 4770S
32GB
G970
SSD + HDD, emulator is on HDD for Now.
Windows 10

ChronicEel93
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Joined: Thu 29 Sep, 2016 7:17 pm

Re: Host machine survey

Post by ChronicEel93 » Thu 17 May, 2018 5:44 am

Core i7 4 core @ 3.4GHz
8GB
Geforce 660M
HDD
WIN 10

Can do pretty much everything up to P70 fullspeed, W/voodoo emulation. Technically enough to complete Half-life. At 10fps XD. Not fast enough for any MMX cpus though. Heard there was a dynarec rewrite in the works? Here's hoping ;)

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xXLuckyXx
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by xXLuckyXx » Sat 19 May, 2018 10:11 am

I have added 2 more PCs that I got since last time I have posted here:

PC(2012)
AMD Athlon II X3 450, 3.2 GHz
4,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 RAM
1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
1366x768@60Hz LED Monitor
Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit SP1

PC(2004)
Intel Celeron 2.4 GHz
512MB DDR2 RAM
128MB ATI RADEON 9200
1650x1050@60Hz ASUS Monitor
Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3

PC(1999)
Intel Celeron 800 MHz
256MB DDR RAM
8MB Trident Blade3D
1024x768@60Hz or 800x600@75/85Hz HP CRT Monitor
Windows 98SE

rex_c
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by rex_c » Tue 05 Jun, 2018 4:46 am

Greeting, now testing on PCem v14

My host machines are :

Desktop:
Core i7-4770@3.4GHz (Haswell)
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 (Processor Graphics)
8GB RAM
Windows 10 (64-bit)

No option display card installed.

win2kgamer
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by win2kgamer » Tue 05 Jun, 2018 4:34 pm

Since my i5 desktop is no longer working, my hardware has changed

My main PC:
AMD Phenom X4 9950 @2.6GHz
12GB RAM
nVidia GeForce 9600GT 1GB
dual-boot of Windows 2000 SP4 (with BlackWingCat kernel) and Windows Vista x64 SP2
PCem performance: Interpreter maxes out at a 486DX2/66 (with occasional slowdown), recompiler at a 486DX4/120 (the 5x86 and Pentium 60-90 CPUs have some slowdown but are quite usable)

My gaming laptop:
Intel Core i7-4700HQ @2.4GHz
8GB RAM
nVidia GeForce 840M 2GB
Windows 7 x64 SP1
Still need to test the current PCem release's performance on this machine

My main laptop:
AMD Athlon II Neo @1.7GHz
2GB RAM
ATi Radeon HD4250 256MB
Windows XP SP3 x86 (considering a switch to Linux)
Still need to test the current PCem release's performance on this machine

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kode54
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by kode54 » Fri 17 Aug, 2018 4:39 am

My main PC:
Core i7 3770
32GB DDR3 1600
Asus Strix GTX 960 4GB
Ubuntu 18.04.1 with Cinnamon 3.6.7

Guest:
Award i430vx clone
Pentium 75 (any faster and it drops to 60-70% constantly, even the Windows desktop idles 78%)
256MB RAM
S3 Virge/DX
Voodoo 2 SLI
Windows 98 SE

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Vaporeon
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by Vaporeon » Fri 17 Aug, 2018 5:14 am

Install Rain 2.0 if you haven't to reduce emulated CPU load.
The idle loop seems more intensive to emulate than other things so it can cheat you a faster emulated CPU for some tasks.

Anyway might as well add mine:
Core i7 6700K 4.6 GHz
32GB DDR4 2666 MHz
AMD Radeon RX580 / Nvidia GTX 1080
Arch Linux Host

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