When did that happen? The RPCS3 emulator now runs Uncharted: Drake's Fortune better than the PlayStation 3, on a Comet Lake i5-10400F
The RPCS3 PlayStation 3 emulator can now run Naughty Dog's seminal PlayStation exclusive, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, at above 30 FPS. YouTuber Karan Benchmarks ran the emulator on a modest rig with a GeForce GTX 1650 Super and an i5 10400F, and recorded framerates in the 40-50 FPS range. This is a significant step up from the base console experience. We expect that gamers on higher-IPC CPUs like the Ryzen 9 5950X or upcoming Rocket Lake parts could shoot for a 60 FPS experience.
The RPCS3 project was started back in 2011, but consumer CPUs have only gotten fast enough to deliver credible performance over the few years. As a result, we've seen something of a renaissance in the emulation space: the Yuzu emulator delivers a 60 FPS experience in top Nintendo Switch titles like Super Mario Odyssey. The Xenia Xbox 360 emulator makes a good fist of running Red Dead Redemption.
And for those us who didn't pick up a PlayStation 5 just to play Demon's Souls in remastered form, From Software's spectacular Souls debut delivers a pristine, locked 30 FPS experience on RPCS3, across a wide range of hardware configurations.
Considering that the 8th-gen consoles are built around very weak CPUs, it'll be interesting to see how long it takes for the community to bring out PS4 and Xbox One emulators that offer playable performance. Projects Like GPCS4 are already in the works, so it's likely only a matter of time.
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