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    The time has finally come. After weeks of waiting, the Cemu development team has made good on their promise to release a build of their Nintendo Wii U emulator, featuring the long-awaited Vulkan renderer. The build, which was private, and Patreon-only, is now available to the public, and can be downloaded on the official site. This is a major milestone for the emulator, as Vulkan allows for much better performance for users with AMD hardware, and has been a highly-requested addition.

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  3. PineappleGod

    PineappleGod I'm just left with a phantom heart, that's all.
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    I can finally play Wii U games on my Intel HD 4000 using the Ubuntu Mesa drivers!
    (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*.✧
     
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    Nice! Great for AMD people
     
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    After many eons, after many kingdoms fell down and many countries were formed, the power of nature(actually lightning) struck the earth with a gift.
    A gift called
    ...VULKAN SUPPORT!
     
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  6. TamarindoJuice

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    How to switch from ogl to vulkan? I couldn't find any setting regarding this on the emulator menus.

    EDIT - My mistake, it downloaded but for some reason did not update to the new build, sorry. I got it now.
     
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  7. azoreseuropa

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    Seriously ? You can do that ?!?! I thought it is for geforce since Intel HD is a crappy video card for Wii U emulator.
     
  8. Sonic Angel Knight

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    What's Vulkan? :blink:
     
  9. azoreseuropa

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    Can you google it ? :creep:
     
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  10. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I could, but I prefer someone who can answer my questions if i can't get them from a more generic sounding response like nintendo saying "Enhanced system stability" :ninja:
     
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    If OpenGL worked properly for AMD GPUs.
     
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    So do people with Nvidia GPU not need to use Vulkan? Or is it just a OpenGL Replacement?:unsure:
     
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    Currently, Vulkan performs worse on Nvidia GPUs than it does with OpenGL. But it also has benefits like faster shader compilation. But if you just want the best performance on an Nvidia GPU with already compiled shaders then stick to OpenGL.
     
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    Interesting. So basically no one with Nvidia GPU should be using this. Does this also apply to android with Nvidia tegra gpu as well? :blink:
     
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    I don't think anybody has tested that yet. It's odd because (with good optimisation) Vulkan usually outperforms OpenGL (see RPCS3).
     
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    No, anyone with a NVIDIA gpu can it's just not as well as with a amd gpu with valkan
     
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    Yeah I saw, the other person said it was for AMD, so I'm guessing it's not designed for Nvidia just yet. Basically it will soon outshine openGL I guess what is being said.
     
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    Maybe NVIDIA team will work on it with Vulkan soon or something like that, I guess.
     
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    Vulkan is a backend that allows devs to squeeze more performance out of video cards. Look at Doom 2016 OGL vs. Vulkan videos to see the difference in performance!
     
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    Finally, the babies will stop whining. And I'm not referring to AMD users in general, just people who ask for too much too early.
     
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    I'll be curious to see how well botw runs on my r9 290 now. Currently only get about 16 fps.
     
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