Hardware upgade

Hi, I am going to upgrade my PC, and I wanted to know what should I upgrade first, in order to get a better result playing with Citra. I am mainly interested in playing the Monster Hunter games at a good quality, with my current PC I can play MHGenerations at nearly 100% speed but with low quality graphics, and MH4U doesnt go beyond 50-70% at minimun graphics.

System information:

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4Ghz Box
  • GPU: GigaByte GeForce GTX 770 OC 4GB GDDR5
    *RAM: 8GB
    I do not have a SSD disc, I have a 512GB HDD

I hope you will be able to give me some ideas.



MH4U is one of the most demanding games on citra, especially because it needs to run at 60fps
to play at full speed. i think for now you will need a really powerful computer and even then you may not achieve perfect or stable performance…

Skylake (6xxx-Series) and above is probably more than 20% faster per core than your IVB CPU (Citra is mostly single threaded).
Getting 4 Ghz and above might get you another 20-30%.
Still it might be not enough to run MH4U at fullspeed.

On the GPU just try 2x native and check if your games are slower by more than 1-2 FPS.
The primarly bottleneck should be always the CPU as long as your GPU-Model is from Nvidia and not low-end stuff.