PlayStation 3 Emulator Adds AMD FSR Upscaling

(Image credit: RPCS3)

If you want to play games exclusively designed for Sony's PlayStation 3 on your pC, there is the RPCS3 emulator for that. And now this emulator supports AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (AMD FSR) upscaling technology. You can now play a PS3-exclusive Final Fantasy on a Windows-based PC with enhanced quality, it appears. 

To do so, you need to use appropriate launchers like Magpie or Valve’s Wine implementation for Proton, reports VideoCardz. In general, this is not surprising as the technology seems to be heavily based on a well-known algorithm.  

RPCS3 says that 62% of PS3 games are 'playable' with its emulator. There are also games that do not work well though, which is why there is a compatibility list

Sony's PlayStation 3 is perhaps one of the most controversial consoles in terms of hardware. The game console is based on the Cell processor co-developed with IBM featuring one high-performance core as well as eight cores mostly focused on floating point processing. Being one of the first hybrid microprocessors, it received a lackluster welcome from software makers. This certainly makes it harder. Meanwhile, on the graphics side of things Sony's PS3 featured an Nvidia Tesla-based GPU, which is an architecture from 2005. 

Porting a game designed exclusively for Sony's PS3 to another platform is both time consuming and counterproductive for game developers. This is where emulators come into play. To try this for yourself, visit the RPSC3 website.

Anton Shilov
Contributing Writer

Anton Shilov is a contributing writer at Tom’s Hardware. Over the past couple of decades, he has covered everything from CPUs and GPUs to supercomputers and from modern process technologies and latest fab tools to high-tech industry trends.

  • v2millennium
    "You can now play a PS3-exclusive Final Fantasy on a Windows-based PC"
    All Final Fantasy games are available on Steam as far as I know.
  • hotaru251
    13, 14, 10-2, 13-2, LRFF13

    those are the only ff games made for ps3.

    and none were exclusive.

    and as above said every one has been ported to steam. (thoguh not all FF are on pc as some are exclusive to nintendo)
  • RiCHeeGee
    PS3 was NOT based on Tesla uArch.

    RSX is based on NV47 same as 7800/7900 series cards.

    Nvidia moved to a unified shader model with the introduction of CUDA cores with Tesla and the 8800 series of cards.

    It's better to be right.