Yuzu performance drops when in fullscreen

Hi guys!

I haven’t been using Yuzu for some time and tried the latest EA version yesterday.

Many games that did not work good before work great now (like Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Diablo 3 CE etc., I’m getting 60 FPS in those games).
But, when I switch the emulator to fullscreen, my framerate drops and the game starts lagging.
The moment I switch it back to windowed it works great.

One thing I’d like to add is the game starts lagging in fullscreen after a few seconds. If I swith to Windowed and then to Fullscreen it works fine again for a few seconds and then starts dropping frames, stuttering and lagging.

I’ve tried the settings in the screenshot attached.

My specs are:

Ryzen 7 3700X
RX 580
Games are on HDD

I tried EA 1350 and EA 1357 and the current mainline.

Any help would be much appreciated. Let me know if I can provide any further information.

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Stupid idea, try adding yuzu as a profile in the Radeon Software, and enable enhanced sync .

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Well, I love “stupid” ideas! But in this case, it did not work :frowning:

I’ve seen this happen with AMD cards before, the reason is that in fullscreen, the card switches to lower clocks. Besides using something like MSI afterburner to fix the clock speeds, I haven’t found other alternatives.

I just hope this gets fixed or something. No other app or game loses performance if I use it in fullscreen.

I’ll just play windowed for now, since fullscreen drops FPS and input lag is noticeable. Can’t be too sad though, the last time I used Yuzu on the same hardware, I could barely reach 30 fps in most games, other than Link’s Awakening. That game runs at 55-60 fps since it was released.

If someone has any suggestions in the meantime, please let me know.

Can you try enabling anti-lag in the driver features?

Hi there! I tried that, but it did not work.

That said, your suggestion reminded me of the most obvious cause - freesync!

I disabled freesync for Yuzu and fullscreen appears to be working great now!

Thank you so much for your help!

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