This is the best processor to emulate PS3 games according to RPCS3
A popular community-driven chart ranking the performance of the Sony PlayStation 3 RPCS3 emulator has brought a new flagship processor to the throne. AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X has overtaken the current Intel Core i9-12900K to become the number one in the “S Tier” class of processors for speedy PS3 fun.
If you don’t have an ‘S Tier’ processor to play with RPCS3, remember that several much more affordable processors can still “beat the [original] PS3 frame rate in most titles. Even an affordable i3 12100 falls into this category, and for general playability at PS3-like refresh rates, you can go with even lower or older generation CPUs.
Will the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X enjoy a long reign as king of RPCS3? It seems fairly certain that the 13th Gen Intel Core Raptor Lake processors will be more than 5% faster than the Alder Lake architecture predecessors, which should wipe out the current winning margin of the AMD Raphael chip. The first Intel Raptor Lake chips are set to release on October 20, with pre-orders opening a week earlier.