PCSX2
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PCSX2 is an open-source PlayStation 2 (PS2) emulator for the Microsoft Windows, Linux and OS X operating systems. In its latest stable release, many PS2 games are playable, and several games have full functionality. The main bottleneck in PS2 emulation is emulating the multi-processor PS2 on a PC x86 architecture. Although each CPU can be emulated well, accurately synchronizing the CPUs is very difficult.
PCSX2 System Requirements
14 Mar 2014 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • Windows/Linux OS
  • CPU: Any that supports SSE2 (Pentium 4 and up, Athlon64 and up)
  • GPU: Any that supports Pixel Shader model 2.0, except Nvidia FX series (broken SM2.0, too slow anyway)
  • 512MB RAM (note Vista needs at least 2GB to run reliably)
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit) with the latest DirectX
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 3.2 GHz or better OR i3/i5/i7 @ 2,8 GHz or better OR AMD Phenom II @ 3,2 GHz or better
  • GPU: 8800gt or better (for Direct3D10 support)
  • RAM: 1GB on Linux/Windows XP, 2GB or more on Vista / Windows 7
PC System Analysis For PCSX2 Requirements
PCSX2 will require Radeon X1900 GT graphics card with a Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1080p. Also your PC needs 2 GB RAM to meet the rec specs and run at 60 frames. Don't try and play PCSX2 without 1 GB, which helps get the 30FPS
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PCSX2 PC Release Date:

23 Mar 2002

Alternative Game Tags: PCSX2, PCSX2, PCSX2 requirements, PCSX2 Graphics comparison
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