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Offline r160bve

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What I recently discovered...might help people
« on: October 10, 2012, 04:53:13 pm »
Hello everyone, what I recently did was install openbve on my older computer. I had no idea that it would work 2 times better then my newer one. Here are the specs on the older computer and new computer.

Older One:
1GB RAM
70GB HDD
64MB graphics card, NVIDIA
Windows XP
Processor: Pentium 4

Newer one:
2GB RAM
70GB HDD
integrated intel graphics, roughly 300MB
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
Windows Vista

The results I got were incredible. I got an average of 15-20 fps on the new F with 225m viewing distance with my new computer. NOW on my old computer, i get 20-30 fps with 600m viewing distance. I mean, its like a whole new world opened up. I think I know the answer to this but im not quite certain so ima ask it anyways. Anyone wonder/ know why?
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Re: What I recently discovered...might help people
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 05:28:27 pm »
"Integrated graphics" is the 1st big red flag, Vista is the 2nd.
The combination of these 2 cheap and bad ideas from Intel and MS, has shot your new PC in both feet!


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Re: What I recently discovered...might help people
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 05:31:30 pm »
One thing I have noticed myself. The OpenBVE version on mac is a lot faster and has a ton less lag than on Windows. I can run the new R46 on the (D) flawlessly, just to show you what kind of operation we are running here.

iMac
Mac OS X 10.5.8
2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

I also have a laptop, but not planning to put OpenBVE on it.

MacBook Pro
Mac OS X 10.7.5
2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

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Re: What I recently discovered...might help people
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 06:41:28 pm »
"Integrated graphics" is the 1st big red flag, Vista is the 2nd.
The combination of these 2 cheap and bad ideas from Intel and MS, has shot your new PC in both feet!

That integrated is probably 5x better then that 64MB graphics cards anyway.

Back to OP, it's not much of a discovery, having an upgraded system is always beneficial.

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Re: What I recently discovered...might help people
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 08:38:27 pm »
I hope you didn't buy that newer laptop within the last 2 years..

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Re: What I recently discovered...might help people
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 07:19:01 am »
One thing I have noticed myself. The OpenBVE version on mac is a lot faster and has a ton less lag than on Windows. I can run the new R46 on the (D) flawlessly, just to show you what kind of operation we are running here.

iMac
Mac OS X 10.5.8
2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

I also have a laptop, but not planning to put OpenBVE on it.

MacBook Pro
Mac OS X 10.7.5
2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

I have that laptop, and openbve runs fine.

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Re: What I recently discovered...might help people
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 04:29:56 pm »
is there something wrong with openbve if it takes a while to load?

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Re: What I recently discovered...might help people
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 04:32:25 pm »
is there something wrong with openbve if it takes a while to load?
Not really, all that means is that your RAM is a bit low for all the specific objects to load up. Certain routes require some time depending on what computer you have.
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Re: What I recently discovered...might help people
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 04:36:08 pm »
what do u think is the best processor on a computer for openbve?

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Re: What I recently discovered...might help people
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 05:53:06 pm »
My personal opinion is core i7 although it could be pricy. A core i5 or i3 should get the job done though.
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Re: What I recently discovered...might help people
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2012, 06:43:54 pm »
Agreed. i7 is the way to go.

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Re: What I recently discovered...might help people
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2012, 08:45:02 pm »
The usual bottleneck for openBVE is your graphics card and memory. Unless you have a relatively slow processor, the processor shouldn't be whats holding it back.

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Re: What I recently discovered...might help people
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2012, 09:07:38 pm »
An i3 is more than plenty for openBVE.

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Re: What I recently discovered...might help people
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2012, 09:18:55 pm »
for example i have an AMD vision processor,it is a 2.20ghz and i have 3 GB installed but only able to use 2.75 GB. is it my processor or the amount of RAM that is slowing me down?

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Re: What I recently discovered...might help people
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2012, 07:14:13 am »
(somewhat newish here, but been following this community for quite some time)

The usual bottleneck for openBVE is your graphics card and memory. Unless you have a relatively slow processor, the processor shouldn't be whats holding it back.
Hmm... The R46 only reaches 15fps here, even while I have a custom built system with an i5-3450, 8GB ram and an AMD Radeon HD7850, with up-to-date graphics drivers... And the i7 is usually overkill unless you're into raytracing and that sort of thing.