Emulator Issues #12130

"Use SyncGPU Timings in Single Core" breaks Deterministic Dualcore when EFB Effects are used.

Added by JMC4789 over 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

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Game Name?

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and others.

What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

Use any game with Deterministic Dualcore (GPU Sync fake-completion) that relies on EFB Access to CPU. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker does this on the sun effect and requires no input whatsoever to test.
Framerate will tank when this happens in newer builds. This affects both movies and netplay, as well as anyone who sets deterministic dualcore for stability reasons (which happens, apparently.)

Is the issue present in the latest development version? For future reference, please also write down the version number of the latest development version.

The issue is present in 5.0-12088

Is the issue present in the latest stable version?

It is not present in 5.0

If the issue isn't present in the latest stable version, which is the first broken version? (You can find the first broken version by bisecting. Windows users can use the tool and anyone who is building Dolphin on their own can use git bisect.)

5.0-583 is the first broken version

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I do not know if this is an issue with Dolphin or simply a consequence of Deterministic Dualcore.
Issue was originally known, but the bisect hint was given to me by this thread -

What are your PC specifications? (CPU, GPU, Operating System, more)

Core i7-6700K, GTX 1070, Windows 10, 256KB of RAM

Related issues

Has duplicate Emulator - Emulator Issues #12511: Super Paper Mario: Doors and Flipping slowdown when recording/playing back inputs (Bounding Box)Duplicate


#2 Updated by JosJuice over 1 year ago

  • Regression start changed from 5.0-583 to 5.0-683
  • Regression changed from No to Yes
  • Milestone set to Current

#3 Updated by badkarma12 over 1 year ago

Dual-core as a whole is broken with any efb effect, not just with Deterministic Dualcore. It now has to be entirely disabled with any efb using game. Super mario sunshine's is another game that tanks on the menu when the sun comes on screen with any form of dualcore.

#4 Updated by JMC4789 about 1 year ago

I mean, I don't care much about deterministic dualcore either at this point, but we should try to maintain things a little bit?

#5 Updated by JMC4789 about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Questionable

Who knows if we want to fix this or not. This just isn't new.

#6 Updated by JMC4789 3 months ago

  • Has duplicate Emulator Issues #12511: Super Paper Mario: Doors and Flipping slowdown when recording/playing back inputs (Bounding Box) added

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