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RPCS3 not using GPU: Fixes & Workarounds

Players who like to enjoy classic PlayStation 3 games on their powerful PCs would know that the #1 PS3 emulator that can run almost every PS3 game on a PC is none other than RPCS3. It is an open-source PlayStation 3 emulator that features PS3 games. So, due to the overwhelming popularity of the application, many players are interested to try it and play the PS3 titles on their PC. However, the experience of these players hasn’t been so smooth. As per recent reports, RPCS3 is failing to use the GPU of a system it is running on which is resulting in low FPS and jittery gameplay. Due to this, players are frustrated and looking for solutions to fix this issue. So, in this article, we will be sharing all the details regarding the same. Here’s everything you need to know.

Games and applications that fail to recognize GPU in a system can ruin the experience of players as a dedicated GPU is far more capable of running games than the integrated one. Players facing issues with RPCS3 are complaining that the application is not using GPU which can be very exhausting. So, if you are facing the same issue, there are a couple of workarounds using which you can make sure that RPCS3 is recognizing your GPU and then using it. For more details, continue reading.

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RPCS3 not using GPU: Fixes & Workarounds

1) Use Nvidia Control Panel

Access the Nvidia Control Panel and head to the Manage 3D settings option. Now, go to Program Settings and click on Add. Here, find the RPCS3 application and then select it. Now, scroll down below and set the Select the Preferred Graphics Processor for this Program option to High-Performance Nvidia Graphics Card. This option will make sure that RPCS3 is using your GPU. After this, hit apply and launch the application.

2) Use Windows Graphics Settings

Head to the Start Menu and search “Graphics Settings”. Now, enter the Windows Graphics Settings option, and then under the Choose an app to set preference option, click on Browse. Now, head to the directory where the .exe file of RPCS3 is present. Click on it to add and then select the Options button. Now, make sure that the option is set to High Performance so that the application uses your GPU.

3) Reinstall and try both methods again

If the methods failed to fix the problem with RPCS3, then consider reinstalling the application and then repeating Methods 1 and 2 again. This should definitely fix the issue for good.

So, this was all about fixing the RPCS3 not using GPU issue. For more such articles, make sure to stay tuned with us on Vabsaga.


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