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RPCS3 on laptops
Hi there!: new on this forum and interested on emulating old games in general.
I´m one of those who owned an Amiga.... Even a ZX81 before of that.
Then entered the PCs with a pentium 100, 3DFX, etc.... You know....

So: with most of the industry efforts put in the laptop sector and the continued optimization of the emulator, maybe it´s time again to ask if the new  Ice Lake laptops coming at the end of the year will be able to run the emulator.
Maybe the new mobile Ryzen2 in the 2020 will be a safer bet?.....
I´m now almost a laptop user and searching for an upgrade.
I mean a bare Ice Lake with the "new" integrated Iris Pro GPU.
And yes, I´ve read all that stuff about how interesting is to own a hi Mhz CPU, but I´m sure the optimization should fix that with the time. I´m not trying to game at 4K, etc. (Just to try the emulator and see the evolution).

It would be great to extend the RPCS3 users base as much as posible, and I have read that Intel graphics have problems suporting Vulkan. And it´s a shame becouse it seems that graphic power is not he bottleneck of the emulator, and so, the integrated GPUs should be enough.

So: where are we now with this emulator version?. Are we forced to own a dedicated graphic card by now?

Thanks! Big Grin
Intel iGPUs are not supported at all, they may or not work properly.
If you want to use a laptop, make sure it doesn't have a low-power chip and that it has a dedicated GPU.
I´ve seen this thread: "https://forums.rpcs3.net/thread-197673-page-2.html?highlight=missing+vulkan+with+intel+hd+graphics" and thought the problem with Vulkan on Intel IGPs were solved.
I just want to test the state of the simulator.
Now I know I must build a desktop rig if I want to use it seriously. That is another thing I´m planning. But I wanted to test it in a ultrabook anyway. (I don´t know if the mobiles Ryzen coming in a few months will be better). They surely will come with a more compatible integrated Vega or Navi graphs (no one seems to Know).
But I´m pretty sure the Ice Lake Ultrabooks are a good buy right now for general purpose and long battery life. (And for PCSX2 and backwards will be a good tool I think). And maybe someone will put those new AVX-512 instructions to good use in the future.
But those AAA exclusive PS3 titles...... I don´t want to miss the oportunity to play a couple of them when they get playable state. And man, I prefer not to buy a console. I´m more of a Pc guy. That´s it.
I prefer to buy a second hand BR original game and fight that road.
I´m impressed by how far the state of this emulator is going. I´have allways heard that the PS3 was to difficult to emulate. It deserves attention.

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