How can I improve framerate?

Issue:
I can’t play Mario & Luigi Paper Jam Bros.

System Information

  • Operating System: windows 10 home
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5
  • GPU: AMD radeon graphics
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Citra Nightly 1723
  • Game: Mario & Luigi Paper Jam Bros.
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

Diagnostic Log
citra_log.txt (157.4 KB)

In order to save a copy of the log, follow this guide:
https://community.citra-emu.org/t/how-to-upload-the-log-file/296

System Information for Support

Client Version                                Nightly 1723 HEAD-4817b00
Operating System                              Windows 10 (10.0)
CPU                                           AMD Ryzen 5 5500U with Radeon Graphics          | AVX2 | FMA
Graphics API                                  OpenGL 3.3.1
Graphics Renderer                             AMD Radeon(TM) Graphics
GPU Driver Version                            20.50.02 27.20.15002.118
CPU JIT                                       [x]
Hardware Renderer                             [x]
Hardware Shader                               [x]
Hardware Shader, Accurate Multiplication      [x]
Shader JIT                                    [x]
System Region                                 2
Shader Disk Cache                             [x]

Here’s some issues I found with your log that might help.

  • Due to AMD’s poorly optimized OpenGL driver, you may experience slowdowns.

You can try the default settings, without Hardware Shaders enabled. Sometimes that improves performance for AMD GPUs on Windows. If that doesn’t deliver playable framerates, then Linux might be your only option. You should see around 3x the performance you see on Windows on there.