RPCS3 PS3 Emulator Improves Performance in GOW3, MGS4, RDR, WipEout Following ZCull Rewrite

Jan 24, 2020
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PC PS3 Emulator RPCS3 performance has been improved for several PS3 titles, including God of War 3, Red Dead Redemption and Metal Gear Solid 4.

Last month, contributor KD-11 rewrote the emulator’s ZCull implementation to improve scheduling efficiency and this has resulted in improved performance across numerous PS3 titles. KD-11 also introduced a new ‘sync’ setting, and while this particular setting shouldn’t be used for most titles as it results in lower performance, a limited number of games do run better with the setting enabled.

Massive God of War 3 PC Performance Improvement via Latest RPCS3 Version; Title Almost in Playable State

For instance, Metal Gear Solid 4 performance has been greatly improved with framerates now going up as high as 54fps on some occasions. God of War 3 performance has also been improved and performance gains in the original Red Dead Redemption can also be experienced through new sync setting.

Even with this new setting disabled, KD-11’s recent ZCull rewrite allows for improved performance across the board. Performance in several titles has been slightly improved, including Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Skate 2 & 3. In addition, there’s a notable performance boost in WipEout HD.

Check out the new video showing off these games down below:

RPCS3 can be downloaded from the emulator’s official website right here. Be sure to read the quickstart to get you started.

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