Low FPS on Pokemon Moon

Issue:
My fps is somewhat low when I try to play pokemon moon (10-18, with 50% speed) 4x Native (1600x960)

System Information

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-5820k (3.30GHz)
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Bleeding Edge 0ceaf22
  • Game: Pokemon Moon

Any help?
First time using Citra by the way. I left the settings in the graphics section exactly the same as when I downloaded citra (leaving “shader JIT” on as well as “Limit framerate”). I tried messing around with the internal resolution but im still not happy with the results.

well there is only one thing you can Open qt-config.ini and change log filter from Info to Critical with a capital C or just wait for optimizations

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Please don’t recommend that. If a problem occurs, then you wouldn’t be able to get the log file if you do that.

Citra is still in it’s early days. Games usually run less than full speed even on the best computers.

For Pokemon Sun / Moon, you could modify your ROM file for the game to be without outlines (make sure you do a secondary, clean copy of the game if something goes wrong), and that gives a nice speed boost.
I can’t give you instructions here, you will need to search them up.

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I am already playing without outlines. What I dont understand is how other people with a weaker single performance CPU are able to play the game at 30fps with 6x Native or higher.

Don’t trust YouTube when it comes to Citra.

People like to make a impression that the game is running at full speed on weaker computers by speeding up the footage and you wouldn’t know about that.

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Simply Austin made a video where he plays the game at a constant 30FPS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=723MoLVp7hI&t=611s
Then he made another video where he removed the black lines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NC1Bwr9Bwg
using the same specs.

These are his specs which he posted in the description of the first vid
nVidia 970 STRIX
Intel i5 4690K OC @ 4.5Ghz
32GB Corsair Vengeance

Your CPU is quite a bit slower in the single-core performance to the processor he has (2238 vs 2017). The CPU also has a huge overclock at 4.5 GHz, while the normal frequency is 3.5 GHz, which means the IPC goes way up and beats most CPUs in the single-core ratings.

Your CPU is at 3.3 GHz, at stock speeds, so I would definetely recommend overclocking your i7-5820K, because it’s a X99 platform, specifically designed for that.

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Thank you so much! Do you know a good tutorial I can watch or a website to help me with overclocking? And to what point should I overclock?

You would want to overclock your CPU to get the most out of it, because X99 is a enthusiast-grade platform, where overclocking is reliably safer than most Z series motherboards.

Here is a good overclocking guide for the i7-5820K by LinusTechTips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj4ixZE7EWo

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