'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Fully Playable at 4K at Stable 30 FPS on PC

By C. de Lacy / 2017.05.15

“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” is, by no mistake, one of the best-looking games on both the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U. While it could be a surprise to some, the popular Wii U emulator Cemu has evolved that it can now run the game at 4K resolution at constant 30 frames per second.

As shown at YouTube user CryZENx's video, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” already runs at a very acceptable frame rate and also at the highest possible setting on his computer, which is at 4K. In comparison with the original Wii U or even the Nintendo Switch, this version of the game looks astonishingly better with the cost of some non-game breaking graphical glitches.

With the dedication to put the emulation capability of Cemu, improvements were pushed further and faster and it was thanks to the team, who brought the development support on Patreon, where 8,000 backers assisted (via TweakTown's report).

However, it should be noted even Cemu's official website states that the emulator is still not for general use and that it still can't support Intel-based GPU (on-board). Even Nvidia and AMD cards may still not be 100 percent fully accurate in their emulation, though the video posted have shown great promise.

“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” was run on the latest 1.7.5 version of Cemu, though the hardware specs aren't something common in the average gaming setups. With two EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SLI cards running along with 32 GB HyperX Savage Red DD3-2400 RAMs, getting to play this Zelda game on a PC at acceptable rates is surely demanding in 4K.

For those with the ability to dump their legally acquired copies of “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” for the Wii U, there are other settings, which could be useful in order to run the game at a less demanding system. GoroMode's video shows a particular setting, where players can run the game at an acceptable 1080p resolution with minimal frame drops besides being in towns.

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