YUZU Maximum Performance Guide

Hello Guys!
I have seen a lot of people stuck at yuzu with either low FPS or having performance issue… So, I thought of making a Guide to get maximum performance of Yuzu in your device…
The first and foremost you must keep in mind that yuzu is an emulator so it can’t work like a Nintendo Switch, but yeah let’s see how far can we push it…
And for starting of the emulator and dumping of your file refer to the QuickStart Guide
And also don’t forget to check the Game Compatibility List
So, let’s start with the guide…

  1. The First thing you have to do is check you Graphics Driver and see if it can be updated or not…
    So, now, you need to know the manufacturer and model so what you do is…
    For Windows:
    Go to Application Search and type DxDiag in it and press Enter… And you will see a window like this


    Now go to Display 1 or Display 2 tab(if you have only one GPU you will only get the Display 1 option but if you have two then you got the both of them) If you have a dedicated GPU, basically it will be in Display 2 tab so move to the tab and you can see the manufacturer as well as the model of it…
    For macOS:
    Choose Apple menu > About this Mac and you will see a screen like this…

    and you can check you GPU under the graphics tab… But it shows the integrated one… Some Mac computers are built with dedicated graphics chips in addition to integrated graphics provided by the processor. You’ll be able to see all of your options using the System Report utility.
    Once you have checked your GPU manufacturer and model… just move to the manufacturer’s official website. You can get them here…
    For Intel: Just click on Get started and all of the others will be done automatically…
    For NVIDIA: Here you have to search for your model and click search and you will see the latest version there… download it…
    For AMD: Same as Nvidia, search for model and you can download then…

  2. Now as you have got the latest Graphics Drivers so, let’s move to the emulator settings… Now as you open your Yuzu and then you can see the Emulation tab on the top… click on it and then click on Configure and you will see a page like this…


    In this page turn on Multicore CPU Emulation and move to System Settings and change the Sound output mode to mono from stereo (This won’t make such a difference…) and move to the Profiles tab…

    Here you will see a default profile… but click on Add and name it to anything and then click on default yuzu profile and Remove it (The new profile will be must better then default)…

    Now let’s directly move to the Graphics Settings

    Now at the time of making this Vulkan was too unstable so, we will use OpenGL and if Vulkan becomes too stable in future, I will update this guide too…
    and now turn on the Use asynchronous GPU emulation and the Use disk shader cache is also recommended to turn on but if you want, you can off it too…
    Now let’s move to Advanced tab
    You can copy the settings here and for the Anisotropic Filtering, if you are playing Pokemon or Mario games turn it to 4x and for others, it is better in 2x
    And now let’s move to the Controller Settings here you can see a huge difference between the mainline and the early access versions but it will also get changed in the mainline in future…

    This is the Early Access one here turn on Docked and set the others as you need and for
    mainline

    select custom and click configure

    Here turn on Use Docked Mode and click configure to setup your input settings
    And at last press ok in all windows…

  3. Now as we have done with the Emulator Settings let’s take a look on optimizing your CPU and GPU…
    If you are using a laptop, open Battery Settings and set it to Preferred for Maximum Performance
    Now let’s change the Page File of your device…
    But this settings are only for Windows Users
    Move to Control Panel > System and Security > System you will get a window like this…


    Here in the left-hand side, you can see an Advanced system settings click this… a new window will get opened…
    Here also click on Advanced tab

    Here under Performance click Settings and again move to Advanced tab

    And now under Virtual Memory click Change

    Now select your Drive and then Custom Size and set the value between 15000 to 20000 I have kept it in 30000 for some editing and programming purposes but you kept it between 15000 to 20000 and then click on Set and then ok > Apply > Apply and Now restart your PC…
    At last, let’s take a look at GPU optimization…
    But this is only available for NVIDIA GPU users
    Right Click and select NVIDIA Control Panel
    Click on Use advanced 3D image settings and click on Take me there beside it…

    Click on Program Settings tab and tab Add and then select yuzu and click Add selected Program


    and then select High-performance NVIDIA processor in the second option…
    and now change OpenGL rendering GPU to your dedicated GPU and Power management mode to *Prefer maximum performance * and scroll down until you see Threaded optimization and change it to on and then Triple buffering also to on and Vertical sync to off and then click on Apply

Hey readers! I think you haven’t got bored by reading this Guide and that’s all you can do to get Maximum Performance on Yuzu emulator…
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