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Issue with streaming emulators: Wont go past 29-30FPS, + having issues with framedrop

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By John6670, Member on 25th May 2014, 09:19 AM
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So when using the FPS meter on the Shield , as well as trying out different emulators that I have, I've noticed a few things

1. At the top left when the FPS meter is enabled , the max I have ever seen was 29FPS for an emulator(PPSSPP).

2. I seem to have different issues with streaming, when it comes to emulators

a. When streaming PPSSPP, games run pretty much perfectly. Though i've noticed menu's being slower, in terms of gameplay it seems perfect. Shows 29 FPS for the games I've tried out.

B. When streaming a game like DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi 3, I get framedrops. This is for Dolphin and PCSX2.

-For the Dolphin version, it'll show 28 FPS at first, and then drop to 25-26 FPS at many points.

-For the PCSX2 version, it'll show between 19-20 FPS. But have framedrops in the gameplay

- FOR PCSX2, when I stream a game like Infinite World, and SMT Nocturne it seems to run great however(they both show 20FPS on the meter, but for some reason I can't notice a huge performance hit when it comes to those games). For anyone who isn't aware, IW is a DBZ 2d fighting game, and SMT is an RPG.

3. The basic thing is this. Are certain games from emulators subject to not having perfect or good experiences for streaming? Is it normal to not see anything past 29-30FPS when it comes to streaming emulators? Because if I stream PC games, I can see higher than 30FPS. But when I set the option for 60FPS and the bitrate, for emulators I've never seen it go higher than 29-30FPS

Or could this be some type of bug I only have? Any Shield Owners here who stream emulators, can put in their input? For anyone who doesn't know how the FPS meter shows, I believe you just press the Shield screen twice with 2 fingers, when Gamestreaming.

My set up is a laptop with a GTX660m. Using ethernet.5ghz. No slowdowns on the laptop when gamestreaming, only on the Shield.
26th May 2014, 06:42 AM |#2  
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The emulator is at fault. All emulators are slow even when played directly on a PC. There are so many computations being done not just for the game but to emulate the device the game is played on that it is almost mind boggling. Emulation has always been faulty and iffy at best on even the highest end PC's now add to that you are pushing that across a wireless stream and you compound the issue even more.
27th May 2014, 12:56 AM |#3  
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Having no problems here streaming PCSX2 to Shield with a GTX770,
streaming Final Fantasy XII and even God of War 2 at constant 60fps with no probs.

Your mobile GPU might be the problem that bottlenecks the Emulator while streaming.
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