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CPU: R3000A 32-bit RISC processor, 33.8688 MHz
RAM: 2MB
VRAM: 1MB
Sound: 24 channels
Colors: 16.7 million possible, 16,777,216 simultaneous
Resolution: 256 x 240 - 640 x 480



these are the specs of the ps1, my question is, what is it that makes an emulator, such as epsxe require what is considered today as good hardware?

i i know that if i even had twice the system specs posted, that i still wouldn't be able to run the emulator

especially if i only had 2mb vide ram [i have even tried with 4mb with no luck]

what is it that mkaes the need for hard ware sky rocket so far from the actual system so much?
 

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Because an emulator is trying to pretend to be a completely different computer.

It's like a person who only speaks French and tries to translate a speech in Japanese using a book to look up the words as he goes. Way slower than if you "thought in Japanese".

A computer can only "think" in the language of its own instruction set. So for every instruction for the emulated computer, it has to look up its own equivalent and then do it.


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