Yuzu 1.9 LATEST
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Developed and regularly updated by the Citra Team, the same group of talented coders that have created powerful Nintendo 3DS emulator called Citra, Yuzu today represents the only Nintendo Switch emulator that can competently run commercial games. This feat is enabled by full integration of the emulator framework with the core OS, firmware, GPU driver, and hardware solutions found in the Nintendo Switch console, enabling strong PC configurations to accurately emulate console’s ARM processor and Nvidia Tegra GPU. To achieve the best performance, the users are recommended to give the emulator as much CPU processing power as possible, and the presence of capable modern GPU is also strongly needed.
After years of development and hard work on identifying thousands of individual issues that creep up when rendering a single video game, Yuzu today enables PC users to for example boot up and play incredibly popular 3D platformer Super Mario Odyssey at high framerate, 4K resolution! While the same feat can also be repeated on a few other popular games, this emulator still lacks the ability to flawlessly reproduce the entire library of software available on the Switch console. However, Citra Team is constantly upgrading this emulator, and each month offers new and exciting tools, fixes, and rendering advancement that can quickly move many games from unplayable state to incredibly polished experience.
Yuzu (Nintendo Switch Emulator) is 100% FREE and is optimized for use on Windows 10 and Windows 11. While anyone can access this emulator, the Patron subscribers of this development project gain exclusive access to the newest builds before they are released to the public.