Hardware upgade

#1

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.

Thanks,

Victor

#3

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…

#4

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.