those benchmarks don’t say if async compute is on (essentially the 8X TSSAA option), which is a thing Maxwell doesn’t do, Pascal kinda does in a hacky way and GCN actually does properly and thus gets the AA for essentially no cost
anyway, Vulkan is cool. running the Vulkan codepath for Doom in Wine gives pretty near native performance. it’s cool.
Nvidia has definitely been pretty great about responding to AMD’s alternative APIs, by squeezing the usuals. IIRC, they improved their Direct X performance a lot in Battlefield 4, after AMD did the Mantle thing.
Here’s a recent look at Wolfenstein:
I wonder if that performance scales with less CPUs? One of the benefits of Mantle and presumably Vulkan, is that demand for a good CPU is less. Peak performance may be similar, but I wonder if they dropped in i3 in there or a non-K i5 or something.
Yeah the Cemu devs chose OpenGL for compatibility with other OS (linux) and probably because lots of consoles used modified OpenGL. So I’m assuming emulating might kind be more like porting in some aspects, with OpenGL. And other Emu community people would probably be able to contribute more. Whereas Vulkan might be less charted waters. Although the RPCS3 guyse seem to have no issue, there. But they seem to have pretty talented people working on that PS3 emulator. It has OpenGL, too.
A few years ago I spent like 3 solid days reading up on Skyrim modding and then actually doing it. And once I had a nice balance of game doesn’t crash Vs. mods: I wasn’t really interested in playing it all that much.
Emulation doesn’t necessarily have to imply a different CPU architecture, but that’s pretty much the accepted meaning (even though no one would suggest that e.g. PSP on Android isn’t emulation), and this is not that!
dwedit did great work in the GBA emulator scene back in the day too, I’m pretty sure that the “actually you can run original GB/C stuff in software on the GBA ARM CPU just fine, the hardware Z80 was never necessary for backwards compatibility and thus it works on a DS too” solution was largely them