Lag in emulators

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  1. TheMxz

    TheMxz New Member

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    I downloaded PCSX3 and tried to run a game(it is playable in compatibility list) and it is lagging so much(fps is around 3 or 4).
    Also before that i tried PCSX2 and it was even worse, i watched youtube vids about fixing lag and it got a little better but it was still unplayable.
    My specs:
    Windows: Windows 10 64-Bit
    CPU: Intel Core i7
    GPU: Nvidia GT 525M
    Also I usually play GTA V with mods, i've played Just Cause 3, Ghost Recon Wildlands, The Sims 4, GTA IV and PPSSPP games with good fps, too.
    I mean, PS2 games should not be lagging like this, they don't have better graphics and details compared to games above absolutely.
    (I know my GPU and CPU is outdated)
    I appreciate any helps with PCSX3 or other emulators to reduce this lag, or another way to experience games.
    (Also I know I must upgrade my computer)
    Thanks!
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    The PS2 might be old, however that does not mean its an easy console to emulate as you have found. 12+ year old hardware will just not cut it sadly.

    Looking at the setup guide for PCSX2 it states the minimum GPU requirements are a PassMark rating around 3000 (GeForce GTX 750)
    Sadly the GeForce GT 525M in your machine has a PassMark rating of: 463, so comes no where close which is why you are only seeing 3-4 fps.

    Best advice I can give you is to get a cheap AMD Ryzen Powered Mini PC on Ebay, these things really do run emulators well and don't really cost a lot when buying them used.

    Video showing a $150 HP Elitedesk 705 G4 emulating PS2 games at 60fps:

     
  3. TheMxz

    TheMxz New Member

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    Alright thank you!
     
  4. ZacSc

    ZacSc Member

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    Hmmm, there's nothing in the article, is that how it's supposed to be?
     

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