MSX PLAYer benchmarks

by snout on 24-06-2002, 11:43
Topic: MSX Revival
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Users of the Syntax version of MSXPLAYer tested the boot time of this emulator and compared them to the real MSX. Although the list of results are still growing, this is what they got so far:

CPU - Memory - OS - Boottime
Pentium 4 1.8GHz - 512MB - Windows XP - 10 seconds
Duron 1.0 GHz - 256MB - Windows ME - 11 seconds
Celeron 800 MHz - 512MB - Windows 98SE - 13 seconds
Celeron 500 MHz - 256MB - Windows ME - 13 seconds
TM Crusoë 867MHz - 256MB - Windows XP - 18 seconds
K6-2 450 MHz - 128MB - Windows ME - 28 seconds
K6-2 300 MHz - 128MB - Windows 98 - 26 seconds
Pentium 266MMX - 160MB - Windows 98SE - 43 seconds
Pentium 200MMX - 192MB - Windows 95 4.00.950B - 52 seconds
Pentium 100 - 32MB - Windows 95 4.00.950B - 140 seconds

The emulator did not run on systems that were slower (tested were a 486DX/100, a Pentium 75, a K6/2 100 and a 486SX/40). Real MSXes scored 25 to 29 seconds. Scores like these are the first indication that the MSX PLAYer needs about 300MHz for good 'boot-speed' emulation. Of course, mainly the disk-speed is tested here. So we will have to wait for more information on e.g. CPU/VDP performance.

Relevant link: http://www.syntax.tv/~msxplayer/

Comments (4)

By snout

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24-06-2002, 12:00

thanks Omega for the addition ;P

By Latok

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24-06-2002, 12:21

It only needs a 300Mhz CPU? That's not what earlier speculations mentioned....It stated a 1Ghz CPU was needed....This is quite interesting!

By Latok

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24-06-2002, 14:58

Aha, only diskspeed, I see Smile.....

By snout

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24-06-2002, 15:00

Nevertheless, bootin NV also involves a graphical bootscreen and some decompression, so it gives away a _LITTLE_ about CPUspeed and VDPspeed as well... Can't wait to test it for the comparison.

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