The RPCS3 PS3 emulator sees a huge performance boost with Vulkan

The RPCS3 PS3 emulator sees a huge performance boost with Vulkan

The RPCS3 PS3 emulator sees a huge performance boost with Vulkan

The RPCS3 PS3 emulator sees a huge performance boost with Vulkan

 
The RPCS3 PS3 emulator has now seen a huge performance boost using the new Vulkan API, allowing several games to now achieve playable framerates when using modern PC hardware. 
 
In the video below, the Emulator's lead developer, Nekotekina, shows footage from six different PC games, like Catherine, Demon's Souls, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Digimon: All-Stat Rumble and Tekken Tag Tournament HD. 
 
This emulator is still in its early stages of development, with most popular PS4 titles still being incompatible with the latest version of RPCS3, though some modern games like Persona 5 have been shown to function on the emulator (not with playable/steady framerates). 

  

 

The largest improvement can be seen in Atelier Ayesha: Alchemist of Dush, which previously had an average framerate of around 8FPS and now runs at over 30FPS with the latest build of RPCS3. 

At this time RPCS3 is not ready for pick up and play emulation fans, as this emulator is far from perfect. Right now the best option for playing PS3 games on PC is still through the use of Sony's PlayStation Now game streaming service, though it also has its disadvantages. 

 

Read more on the PS3's RPCS3 Emulator on the OC3D Forums

 

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22-05-2017, 10:57:39

AwesomeSauceAndy
Last sentence in paragraph 2 and entire paragraph 3 are the same thingQuote

22-05-2017, 11:03:38

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by AwesomeSauceAndy View Post
Last sentence in paragraph 2 and entire paragraph 3 are the same thing
The error has been fixed.Quote

22-05-2017, 13:11:26

NeverBackDown
I hope they continue to work on it. I'd love a Grand Turismo or an Uncharted on PCQuote

22-05-2017, 20:02:32

AniLeo
Do note that we have been using recent Vulkan API for a while now, the implementation of the render itself was greatly improved this month alongside some graphic emulation fixes, and thus making games like atelier perform way better on the same render.

Also, the video was completely recorded and edited by several testers from the community by request, they're listed on the video description.

*should be PS3 games instead of PS4 in the articleQuote
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