Why can'y my laptop play PS1 emulator games

Custom / CUSTOM
September 10, 2011 at 15:10:27
Specs: Windows 7, 3.008 GHz / 4047 MB
Hello, this is the laptop I have:


I am curious to know why some Playstation 1 games ran on an emulator drop the framerate a lot on games like Tekken 3 when the specs seem so good? It has an Intel videocard with nearly 2GB of RAM shouldn't that be good enough? Or do you only need to stick with Geforce or Radeon in order to play games smoothly? Because my desktop computer has an old Geforce 7900 videocard and it can play my Playstation games on max settings without lag at all.

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September 10, 2011 at 21:49:24
Yeah, that's pretty much the reason. Actually, even if Intel graphics chipsets were otherwise up to scratch (only one is currently faster than a 7900 GTX), most PS1 emulators were written using the DirectX 8 API, and newer Intel graphics cards supposedly don't have hardware support for anything prior to DX9.

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September 10, 2011 at 23:48:22
no no its the processor mainly.i run ps1 games and ps2 games fine on my pentium dc e2180 @ 2.60 ghz fine.which is way less powerful than the i3.which emulator are u using

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September 10, 2011 at 23:52:43
I use epsxe for PS1 games and games like Tekken 3 stutter just a bit on lower settings so I know PS2 games will not work on it so I haven't even tried. You said its a CPU problem yet you also say your processor is slower than mine and it works, so that doesn't really make sense if that is the case.

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