PPSSPP 1.5 Update is here! Now supports Vulkan!

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PPSSPP received a new update this time and bring a ton of new things including Vulkan support. For anyone not up to date, PPSSPP is a Playstation Portable Emulator available for a variety of PC operating systems and handheld devices including windows, mac, linux, ios, and android. This emulator allows anyone to play psp games they can back up from their UMD disc using psp custom firmware tools or even purchased games from Playstation Network.

The latest update adds full Vulkan support as well as a host of bugfixes and improvements. You can learn more about Vulkan graphics from the link below as well as download the latest version of the emulator.
November 29, 2017: PPSSPP 1.5 - Vulkan is here!
1.5 has support for Vulkan, the new faster way to draw graphics. Supported on many modern Android devices, and if enabled (change Backend in Graphics settings) you will see a massive speed boost. PPSSPP 1.5 also has the usual assortment of fixes:

  • Full Vulkan support, also for Android now. Very fast on supported devices.
  • Smarter graphics state management, reduced CPU consumption on all backends
  • Android: Support for Arabic and other scripts we couldn't support before
  • Fix Android widgets, screen scaling
  • Fixes to video dumping
  • Geometry problems fixed in Medal of Honor
  • Implement immediate draws, fixing Thrillville
  • Software rendering improvements, speed and accuracy
  • Hardware tesselation of PSP Beziers and Splines (used by a few games)
  • Partial sceUsbGps and sceUsbCam support (Android)
  • Android "Sustained performance mode" to avoid thermal throttling
  • Linux controller mapping fixes
  • Assorted bugfixes and compatibility improvements

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:arrow:VULKAN API (wikipedia article)
 

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Finally. I have a galaxy S8 (exynos) and the previous opengl versions were extremely slow (God of war would run at around 20fps) - This is due to a non implementation of a gpu feature that ppsspp uses.

With the Vulkan API I can get full speed on God of War, But had to use the following settings. PSP Res x1. Native hardware res scaler (Ensured that 720p was selected in Galaxy S8 display settings)
 

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It is significantly different from what I can see (I tried previous experimental and nightly builds for quite some time, but this seems like a full overhaul of vulkan implementation) and finally manages to get the galaxy s8 exynos version running as it should.
 
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Performance seems the same as the betas. Tekken 6 still has wobbly feet.

Running on Nvidia shield TV.

Edit: also didnt find the option for 4k upscale? Anyone know?

Thanks in advance.
 
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