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Old 08-18-2011, 05:50 AM   #4
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You would be surprised what they are gobbling up these days. I just had a nightmare of a time getting NES emulation working on my HTPC under mednafen. I thought for sure a 1.91GHz dual-core 64-bit Atom would be enough to manage playing it without tearing. I mean, it worked fine four years ago.

Nope.

Turned out I had software bilinear interpolation on (it's on by default). It decimated performance. I switched it off and chose a modest GL shader to handle it instead. After that, everything was fine.

Accuracy does matter especially in older systems and it's great things are moving in that direction. Thankfully, the old stuff is still hanging on for all those times speed when performance an issue.
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