A look at the last sliver of hope for Nintendo 64, high-res PS1 and emulator shaders on the PSVita – The GXM Driver (GPU Acceleration) Bounty that’s gaining traction with over $500 raised and frangar is working on

Aurora

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14 Responses

  1. Mypera says:

    Eh, may I raise an eyebrow: “thanks to the PSP hardware found in the PSVita” what ? Since when does the PS Vita have embedded PSP hardware for emulation ? Isn’t the PSP emulation completely software ?

    If it is (at least partly) hardware, do you have a documentation or a source for this claim ? It seems very odd to me. Thank you !

  2. Juan says:

    “Improved SNES (including SuperFX) and Sega 32X emulation through GPU acceleration (probably Phase 2)”
    This isn’t the case as none of those have dedicated 3D functions.

    • gaymoose says:

      but uhhhh, you know, instead of the CPU doing all of the work, all the rendering will be done by the GPU, leaving more power for the CPU to do more things like better SuperFX support.

    • Tomas says:

      I don’t think GPU acceleration applies only to 3D, Juan. You can still offload sprite drawing off to the GPU to make some headroom for the CPU. Don’t expect an amazing increase in performance though, most SNES and Sega games already run really well on the Vita.

      • Fallenleader says:

        Exactly this. In early days of dedicated graphics processing units, they were used to do exactly this by offloading the drawing of sprites (better said rendering operations as there was more to it than just processing sprites) from the CPU.
        SNES did indeed have graphics coprocessing in many titles. Having GPU acceleration would allow the offloading of these tasks to the GPU which is actually much faster and capable than the CPU.
        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Super_NES_enhancement_chips

  3. Joe G says:

    Finally! Some news on vita. Will it be able to upscale psp games? We would really really love to see high res for some psp games similar to what theflow did with GTA.

  4. Joe G says:

    Finally! Some news on vita. Will it be able to upscale psp games? We would really really love to see high res for some psp games similar to what theflow did with GTA.

  5. Ra-D-OH-3H says:

    Good news. And I thought that the PSVITA scene is dead.

    • bandithedoge says:

      every time someone says “scene x is dead”, something really cool shows up later

  6. fotset says:

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