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headkase 29 June 2016 22:17

List of valid PPC processors in WinUAE
In a PPC configuration for a setup there is a variable called ppc_model. Which defaults to automatic. Is there a list of the QEMU models you can override that with? And does it actually make any difference?

Romanujan 29 June 2016 22:35

See the QEMU plugin source, file target-ppc/cpu-models.c

If I remember correctly, long time ago choosing some non-default value was a workaround for some bug. Some time ago I have tried several ones with OS 4.1 FE, but I didn't observe any benefits. With some settings, the OS didn't boot.

Toni Wilen 29 June 2016 22:49

It basically selects supported CPU features. There is (far) too many PPC feature levels and more..

headkase 29 June 2016 23:21

Is the QEMU processor speed selection tied to a specific model? Because on BPPC I get a reported speed of just under 100Mhz and with CSPPC I get a reported speed of just under 300Mhz. These speed reports come from the Ranger utility which is part of AmigaOS 4.1 Extras (on the installation CD).

Locutus 30 June 2016 01:54

This MHz counter is probably just some measurement over a simple loop calibrated against known real hardware.

Its utterly meaningless on emulation.

headkase 30 June 2016 03:47

In my BPPC, setting ppc_model to this:


AMAZINGLY speeds everything up. Night and day. I will have to use it some more to establish a stability evaluation but making that exact one change has made a huge difference.

Edit: And Ranger still reports 98Mhz so I'll ignore that going forward. ;)

headkase 30 June 2016 07:37

Ok, I've been using the BPPC emulation with the specified processor since I made my last post. Works perfect. Just as good or better than the CSPPC setup.

And I made a quick video of it for someone else:


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