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RE[5]: At last...
by toast88 on Wed 18th Jul 2012 18:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: At last..."
toast88
Member since:
2009-09-23

Emulating processors with Qemu is not a good solutions for games at all. It's far from being efficient as same architecture VM.


qemu is very very fast, I have yet to notice a difference but my machine is quite fast anyway.

If there are going to be desktop ARM machines in the future, they are going to be fast enough for these kind of emulation.

Adrian

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RE[6]: At last...
by shmerl on Thu 19th Jul 2012 03:15 in reply to "RE[5]: At last..."
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Qemu is fast for emulating the same architecture. Try emulating ARM on x86, or x86 on SPARC and etc. - it'll be far from fast, unless you have a very powerful machine.

Edited 2012-07-19 03:16 UTC

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RE[6]: At last...
by f0dder on Thu 19th Jul 2012 18:40 in reply to "RE[5]: At last..."
f0dder Member since:
2009-08-05

Emulating one architecture on the same arch is doable. Cross-architecture is doable as well, and should suffice for business-oriented applications. But for the purpose of running games?

I'd like to see you running any even remotely recent x86 game on an ARM system... *ANY* ARM system... through emulation :-)

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