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How to increase the performance of Yuzu on Android with GPU Drivers

Greetings friends! If you are setting up the Yuzu emulator on Android, you have to go through a specific installation process. Most likely, the “Install GPU Driver” feature has caught your attention. One of the best things about this emulator is that it allows you to install custom drivers for your device’s graphics. Which can improve the compatibility of the emulator and, in some cases, increase the FPS of the game. Now, if you are not clear what these GPU drivers for Yuzu for Android are. Don’t worry because here we will explain everything you need to know. In this post, we will teach you how to increase the performance of Yuzu on Android with GPU Drivers.

What are GPU Drivers in Yuzu for Android and what are they for?

“GPU Drivers” is a driver that allows you to optimize the performance of your graphics card and improve compatibility with the Yuzu emulator. As you know, Yuzu is an emulator that allows you to play your favorite Nintendo Switch games on your Android device. However, correct and updated drivers are required to achieve good performance.

Please note that currently, only GPU Drivers are available for phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. Since Yuzu is only compatible with these SoCs. Also, most of the ones you find are designed to boost the performance of older-generation Snapdragon chips. So, if you have a relatively new Android phone, don’t worry about these drivers, as they can’t help you much.

First step

Check what exact processor model your Android device has. It is important to then know which drivers to download. To do this, make use of the CPU-Z app follow the link below to download it:

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Google Play | CPU-Z

Install CPU-Z
Install CPU-Z

Second step

Then download the GPU Drivers compatible with your Android. You can download them from this GitHub repository where it is specified which processors are compatible with each of the available drivers:

Github | AdrenoToolsDrivers

GPU Drivers
GPU Drivers

Third step

After that, open Yuzu on your device and go to Settings>Install GPU Driver.

Install GPU Driver increase the performance of Yuzu
Install GPU Driver

Fourth step

Next, tap on “Install” to start installing the GPU Drivers.

How to increase the performance of Yuzu on Android with GPU Drivers
How to increase the performance of Yuzu on Android with GPU Drivers

Fifth step

Finally, select the driver you want to install. You should have the drivers in a folder on your Android. Note that you do not need to unzip them, as the emulator processes them in ZIP format.

Select the driver you want to install

How to uninstall GPU Drivers installed on Yuzu for Android?

In case you are not convinced by the GPU Drivers you have installed and you want to return to the default ones (the ones used by the emulator), follow the steps below:

  • In Yuzu, go to “Settings” and select “Install GPU Driver”.
  • Click on the “Default” option.

And that’s it! In this way, the emulator will return to the way it was before, with the default drivers offered by your mobile.


Anyway, by following these steps, you should be able to install GPU Drivers for Yuzu and enjoy your favorite Switch games on your Android device. Please note that the Yuzu Emulator is a development project and may contain bugs or incompatibility with certain games or devices. If you have problems with Yuzu Emulator, you can visit its official website or Discord server to get help or report a bug. Thanks for reading us. Bye!

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