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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is playable on PC, 60FPS locked

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is now available to play on the PC at a stable 60FPS

By: Jak Connor from Oct 9, 2019 @ 6:15 CDT

Just last week I reported on Super Mario Odyssey being able to run on the PC at a stable 60FPS. Well, now we have another Nintendo Switch exclusive title that can also run at a solid 60FPS on PC, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

Just like Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening uses the Nintendo Switch emulator called Yuzu, and from the above gameplay video you can see the title is running very smoothly on PC. The reason for Link's Awakening and Odyssey running so smooth on this emulator is because of a new update that has introduced a brand new version of asynchronous GPU emulation, buffing performance for many Nintendo Switch titles.

How does the asynchronous GPU emulation work? Basically, the update allows for the game to utilize a second core to offload emulated GPU instructions, allowing for users' CPU to concentrate on more CPU bound tasks. You might notice that there are some visual artifacts displayed throughout the game, while this might be a slight downside to look at, I believe this is a small price to pay for a stable and very much playable game.

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