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Dolphin has two performance related configuration windows: Dolphin configuration and Graphics settings, in addition to applying settings per game through game properties. Dolphin is a very demanding program, so configuring Dolphin the right way is very important to run titles smoothly.

System Requirements[edit]

Every game has different requirements, some titles may require a powerful computer while some other titles may not. Generally, these are the minimum recommended requirements for Dolphin.

Dolphin Configuration[edit]

Dolphin is shipped with default settings for the most optimal performance, you do not usually need to change anything on your first time Dolphin setup.

Enable Dual Core[edit]

Provides a significant speedup on modern systems. Recommended on most titles, though may cause issues like crashing or graphic issues on some titles. Refer to this page for a list of titles that require disabling Dual Core.

CPU Emulator Engine[edit]

JIT Recompiler is the fastest engine and is recommended on almost all titles. There are a few titles that work better with different emulator engines but unplayably slow.

Audio[edit]

DSP HLE is the fastest DSP Emulator Engine. It is very reliable, and only a few titles still have problems with it. See DSP LLE for more details. OpenAL is faster backend. Recommended on almost all titles.

Graphics Settings[edit]

Some of these settings will improve emulation compatibility in exchange of PC performance.

General[edit]

Enhancements[edit]

The emulation can suffer slowdowns from extreme multiplier options in Internal Resolution, Anisotropic Filtering, and Anti-Aliasing settings. Start with minimum option like "1x Native (640x528)", and go up from there until you can find the highest setting without slowdown. Keep in mind non-1x options may cause graphical issues in some titles.

Hacks[edit]

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