Host machine survey

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terub56
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by terub56 » Mon 15 Oct, 2018 6:59 pm

Zup: In PCem window click in the option menu Misc->Machine, and in the Machine window select Speed history. The 100% mark corresponds to the second line from top in the graph. Start a machine with a Pentium CPU and check in the graph which is the fastest emulated CPU that never goes below 100%.

In my case, I get a 100% booting up MS-DOS 6.22 and some drops below 100% in Windows 95C with a Pentium 75 MHz.

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Araripe
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by Araripe » Tue 16 Oct, 2018 3:52 pm

i7 4710MQ 2.5 Ghz
nVidia GTX 880M 4 GB GDDR5
16 GB RAM DDR3
128 GB SSD
1 TB HDD 5400 RPM
1 TB HDD 5400 RPM on USB 3.0

Guest (main):
Award 430VX PCI
Pentium 120
S3 ViRGE/DX
256 MB RAM
1 GB HDD for OS
2 GB HDD for Games
Windows 98 SE

alexmocanu
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by alexmocanu » Sun 28 Oct, 2018 9:43 pm

Host machine:
myria 8306 laptop (rebranded no-name toy, sold under many names)
Passively cooled Apollo Lake Celeron N3350@1.1 Ghz
4 GB RAM @800Mhz
32 GB slow EMMC
Windows 10

Fastest guest I could run (never dropped below 95% and ran at 100% for most of the time) with the poor Celeron boosting to about 1.5 Ghz:
AMI 486 Clone
486SX @16Mhz
Phoenix S3 Trio
Windows 95
no recompiler

With the recompiler turned on I was able to push the emulated cpu to 486DX@33Mhz but I couldn't install Windows (errors in SUWIN.DLL and other dll's) so I disabled it.

RealNC
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by RealNC » Wed 07 Nov, 2018 11:09 pm

Core i5 2500K (Sandy Brdge, 3.3-3.7GHz)
16GB RAM
Linux

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Tale
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Location: The Netherlands

Re: Host machine survey

Post by Tale » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 9:29 pm

Core i7-4770 (Haswell, 3.40-3.90 GHz)
8 GB RAM
Win10 Pro x64 (1803)

Jimage
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by Jimage » Tue 27 Nov, 2018 3:40 am

Dell Latitude E6230
Core i7-3540M 3GHz
8GB RAM
Linux Mint 19, Arch Linux

Gets good performance with a high end 486 guest.

Lowest spec I'm currently planning to run it on is a spare Latitude E4200:
Core2 Duo SU9600 1.6GHz
3GB RAM
Linux Mint 19

Mangalon
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by Mangalon » Tue 27 Nov, 2018 7:09 am

alexm wrote:
Fri 12 Jun, 1970 10:00 pm
Host machine:
myria 8306 laptop (rebranded no-name toy, sold under many names)
Passively cooled Apollo Lake Celeron N3350@1.1 Ghz

My experience with Hydromax X30 was awesome as well. I gained almost 0.5 inches within half an hour though temp.With the recompiler turned on I was able to push the emulated CPU to 486DX@33Mhz but I couldn't install Windows (errors in SUWIN.DLL and other dll's) so I disabled it.

Intel Core i7

The experience is dope...
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talbin
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by talbin » Tue 27 Nov, 2018 6:50 pm

Intel Core i7 870 (4 core 2.93GHz Base, 3.6GHz Turbo)
Radeon HD5770
8GB DDR3 1333
Windows 7

Guest (Main)
Award 430VX
Intel Pentium 75
128MB RAM

Guest runs good for the most part with dips to 97% once and a while depending on what is running

hawkuletz
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by hawkuletz » Mon 01 Jul, 2019 12:43 pm

Intel Core i3-4030U (laptop) / 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon R5, running Slackware Linux

I'm usually emulating rather slow guests (386/486 at most) so I have no problems regarding performance.

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CryptidWorks
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by CryptidWorks » Wed 17 Jul, 2019 1:19 am

MSI x570-A Pro Motherboard
R5 3600X
Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 CPU Cooler
RTX-2070 Windforce Edition
16GB DDR4@2400Mhz
250GB Samsung Evo 750 SSD (Boot Drive)
2x1Tb Mechincal HDD Storage (all files and the software running off of these)
Windows 10 Enterprise

I'm running Windows 98 with a Pentium MMX 233Mhz and a Voodoo 2. No issues so far unless I try to run games from an actual disc instead of an ISO. If I actually read a disc from the host drive it stutters every-time it has to load data from it.

karr
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by karr » Thu 18 Jul, 2019 10:52 am

Core i5-4670
4GB RAM
Windows 10 Pro

ferrellsl
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by ferrellsl » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 1:05 am

Laptop:
Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz
32GB RAM
Windows 10
nVidia GTX 1080 GPU

danaeckel
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by danaeckel » Sun 25 Aug, 2019 2:29 am

Desktop:
Core i7 7700 4.2 GHZ
64 GB ram, 8GB dedicated to RamDrive
nVidia Geforce 1080
Samsung 970 Pro 1TB drive

marquisor
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by marquisor » Mon 02 Sep, 2019 9:17 pm

Hi there!

I run PCem on:

i7-6700k @4.0 GHz (stock)
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
16 GB RAM
WD Raptor SATA HDD
Win 8.1

I can use Super Socket 7 with Intel Pentium MMX 233 MHz quite well, on Win98SE I have 98% of the time at 100% Emulation speed. K6-2, 2+, III even at 400 MHz my Host CPU Setup seems to be too low? Especially if running Win98SE.
Anything between 233-400 not tested,yet.
I've setup Voodoo 1 Card, but I have to fiddle with the drivers first to have it run. NFS3 doesn't want the Windows 98 stock driver :)

yochenhsieh
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by yochenhsieh » Mon 30 Sep, 2019 4:48 am

Hello,
Host machine:
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (3.2-3.4Ghz)
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB
8GB RAM
Windows 7 SP1

The cpu I mostly used are Pentium 120. I've installed Win95, Win95B, Win95C, Win98SE with pcem v12, 13 and 15. Voodoo can be configured but the program I run doesn't need it.

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resle
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by resle » Mon 30 Sep, 2019 4:20 pm

I got a Threadripper 2990WX, 32 cores / 64 threads, and so far it has been tremendously inconsistent with SMT turned on, randomly stuttering performance and the likes. Frankly, it exhibits similar behavior with other single-thread intensive software too.

With SMT turned off, performance is consistent, but it seems to be as good as my venerable Xeon W3960, a 10 years old machine.

I have to say, I am only emulating an AMD 386/40 with MSDOS 6.22 and I don't have very stressful software or games except for Ultima 7 and OMF 2047.

I doubt other host hardware and software details make a big difference for pcem (128gb ram, geforce 2080rtx, Win10)

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Araripe
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by Araripe » Tue 01 Oct, 2019 12:04 pm

16 GB RAM DDR4
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
NVIDIA RTX 2070
1 TB HD / 256 GB SSD

So far i have only tried 386/486s for a couple retro games. Pretty stable.

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wart
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Re: Host machine survey

Post by wart » Wed 02 Oct, 2019 5:48 pm

Laptop Specs:
MACHINE: Fujitsu Lifebook A555
CPU: Intel Core i5-5200U
RAM: 4GB
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 5500

Desktop Specs:
MACHINE: Asus Crossblade Ranger
CPU: AMD A10-6800K
RAM: 8GB
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 270X

On both machines, a pentium 75 seems to be the limit for stable performance, when running DOS. Windows 9x is slow to the point of being unusable, unfortunately.

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