prioritise 100% speed over fps

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prioritise 100% speed over fps

Post by commendedfish » Tue May 14, 2019 3:04 am

Hello, I have a not so powerful computer (surface pro 6 i5 8gb). When I play snes games on it with snes9x it runs slow (I'm guessing about 70-80% speed). I don't care about fps that much so is there a way to maintain 100% speed all the time at the cost of lower fps? thanks.

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Re: prioritise 100% speed over fps

Post by Ryan » Wed May 15, 2019 1:56 am

I believe enabling frame skipping, or allowing for greater frame skipping, will do what you request. If it gets bad though, it can start to look really choppy. I would think your system should be able to do that, it's much newer than mine (4th gen i5 in mine vs the 8th gen in yours) but I also have to concede that your system's base clock is only 1.6GHz while mine is 3.5GHz and that may have a bit to do with it. You *do* have a turbo clock of up to 3.4GHz which I would think would engage with Snes9x running, but it's possible you're on a power plan that tries to keep that down. May want to look into the Power Settings and see if it's using a custom profile rigged to keep the CPU at a lower power state.

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Re: prioritise 100% speed over fps

Post by odditude » Thu May 16, 2019 1:33 am

my 7-year old ultrabook with a i5-3317U (1.7 GHz normal / 2.4GHz turbo) can run snes9x with vsync at 60Hz on win10 with only the occasional frame jump (probably because it's re-syncing to 59Hz). my older desktop with an i5-2405s (2.50GHz normal / 3.30GHz turbo) ran happily at 59Hz without a hitch. your hardware is definitely powerful enough.

i'd say you're either throttling due to thermal issues or bad power management settings OR there's something (or things) eating resources in the background.

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Re: prioritise 100% speed over fps

Post by BearOso » Thu May 16, 2019 7:04 pm

Snes9x should only use a fraction of that CPU. Try deleting your snes9x.conf to see if its the Snes9x Settings. Otherwise something is wrong on your system.

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