RPCS3 team showcases HUGE PS3 emulation performance gains with their 2023 updates

RPCS3 team showcases HUGE PS3 emulation performance gains with their 2023 updates

2023 has been a great year for RPSC3 – Team showcases 25% performance gains with the emulator’s August build

2023 has been going well for the RPCS3 team, and in a new Tweet the group has showcased huge performance gains from their PlayStation 3 emulator when comparing their builds from February and August.

RPCS3 is an open-source PlayStation 3 emulator that is designed to allow gamers to play PlayStation 3 titles on PC, preserving the PlayStation 3’s games library for future gamers. The emulator is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux, and currently has 68% of the PlayStation 3’s games library classed as “Playable”, with a further 29% being classed as “in-game”.

In the Tweet below, the RPCS3 team has showcased performance gains of 25% in God Of War III when played using RPCS3 on an AMD Ryzen 7 5700X processor. For the most part, RPCS3 is a CPU-limited emulator, as emulating the PlayStation 3’s cell processors and its full feature set is a difficult task. That said, the RPCS3 team has continuously improved RPCS3 to make this process more efficient, allowing mode games to be played at higher than PS3 framerates, while lowering the hardware requirements of PlayStation 3 emulation.

Thanks to the latest updates to RPCS3, gamers can now emulate Sony’s PlayStation 3 console with lower-end hardware, and PC gamers with higher-end systems can now enjoy 60 FPS and 120 FPS mods for many classic PlayStation titles. That said, some PlayStation 3 games remain hard to run, and future updates for RPCS3 should help reduce the emulator’s hardware requirements further. Alongside these updates, RPCS3 is also getting updated to both increase emulation accuracy and increase game compatibility. In time, RPCS3 should hopefully be able to play all PlayStation 3 games, preserving the console’s entire game library for future generations.

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