Best setting For PPSSPP Android – Highest FPS, Tested with God of War and more!

Best setting For PPSSPP Android – Highest FPS, Tested with God of War and more!

Here is the list of Best Setting for PPSSPP Android. We will help you with best settings for PPSSPP emulator for better performance and highest FPS.

Hello to all readers and of course games lovers. Since ever I’ve grown up, I always used to be a big fan of action-adventure video games and my most favorite series were God of War. I’ve completed both the PlayStation 2 parts and already completed its PSP based version, God of War: Chains of Olympus, and the Ghost of Sparta on my Moto G Android phone (earlier) and on OnePlus 3. Here we’ve got the same settings. We will help you with best settings for PPSSPP emulator for better performance and highest FPS.

However, at initial, it was a bit difficult to play it on my mobile because of low FPS and graphic glitches. After being familiar with PPSSPP emulator, I tried multiple settings and tested over many games such DBZ series, GOW, some racing games, Final Fantasy, etc., and finally came up with settings which actually work not only to increase FPS but they also bring good graphic quality as well. We’ve recompiled these settings, and re-published this tutorial.

Just tuning the few options in PPSSPP, you’d be able to get the maximum performance to play games more smoothly and less lags, however, the performance of PPSSPP is entirely depends upon the power of the device, Motorola G is good enough to play most of the games and over the PPSSPP, it is giving an awesome performance. In the past, we had a great time with Motorola phone, and now we’ve tested this emulator on OnePlus 3 in order to bring these updated settings.

Below is the Best setting For PPSSPP Android, I’ve figured out with so many attempts, testing, and experiments to achieve high FPS as possible, I hope it will work for you as well.


Best setting For PPSSPP Android

1# Graphics

In this section we cover some major settings that should bring good graphics, and smooth performance. Since, the performance varies from device to device, it would be a good try out some changes on your own.

rendering mode

Also see:

– Rendering mode

Under Rendering mode, Tap on Mode and select buffered rendering. If you’ve a powerful handset such as OnePlus 3, Samsung Galaxy S6, 7 or 8 or somewhat like them, buffered rendering shall do wonderful work for you.

Update 07-1-2018: There has been major change implemented in this emulator few days back. The graphics rendering now supports Vulkan that works very fast, and smooth compare other reset of the shaders.

It works for both, high-end, and low-end devices.

So, going forward, we don’t have choose between such choices. You just need to select Vulkan under Backend.


This should bring major performance spike in your PPSSPP gameplay.

– Framerate control

Keep off the Frameskipping option, and un-check the Auto frameskip. That helps to ensure a smooth gaming experience.

There are two more settings under this panel. Check the Prevent FPS from exceeding 60 and put 0 values in alternative sped (in %, 0=unlimited).

– Features

There you several options to configure PPSSPP’s graphics appropriately. For better performance, we keep Postprocessing shader Off.

[Update: Sep 14, 2017]

We got little more deeper, and found a shader that improves the performance little bit more, instead of keeping it off as we did before.

Instead of keeping it off, or selecting any other shader, choose Vignette. We’ve seen good improvement in FPS using it on OnePlus 5, and hope that it will work on other devices as wel.

However to make graphics more smoother, one can choose “Bloom” under Postprocessing shader (it may affect performance).

Next, enable the Immersive mode to get full-screen display.

performance settings

– Performance

Here comes the most important aspect that gonna boost the entire performance of PPSSPP Emulator. Changes to these settings affect performance directly.

We had many trails, and tests to bring these settings.

If your device is powerful like OnePlus 3, equivalent or even more powerful (Galaxy Series), than high rendering resolution will work.

Try with 2x Rendering resolution. It brings impressive graphics and supports stable gameplay too.

Note: If your device is kind of low-specs or if you see low performance, then go for 1x Rendering resolution.

That should bring performance to its peak. Chose Display Resolution as mentioned in the above image.

Further, make sure to check Mipmapping, Hardward transform, Software skinning, Vertex Cache and Lazy texture caching (speedup).

Let Retain changed textures (sometimes slower) unchecked while keeping Disable slower effects(speedup) and Hardware Tessellation(experimental) checked.

Try to make your own settings by keeping on or off these settings.

– Textures scaling and filtering

Since we already setup with 2X rendering resolution, there is no need of using Textures scaling and filtering.

Just keep’em off all the time.

PPSSPP hack settings

– Hack Settings

Just like performance settings, these settings play a very important role when it comes to smooth, and stable performance.

Under these settings, just check following two options:

  • Timer Hack – improves FPS significantly.
  • Disable alpha test – best for PowerVR powered phones. It takes advantage of PowerVR’s graphic chips for better graphics.

And keep Aggressive mode in Lower Resolution for effects.

Don’t make any changes to these settings. They work for most of the devices.

– Overlay Information

To check the frame rate of games, it is recommended to choose FPS counter. Once you have it enabled, while playing the PPSSPP games, it overlays an information such FPS on current time basis.

Just put FPS under Show FPS counter and let other settings untouched.


2# Audio Settings – The Best setting For PPSSPP Android

Still, this emulator fails to render the audio part appropriately. If you enable it, the outcome is found to be quite noisy, lagging or something that may irritate you.

Audio settings PPSSPP

The audio works well with some games, and does not with many.

We recommend to try your own too if it works or not. In our case, it didn’t work with God of War, but works for many other games such as DBZ, and Naruto.

So while playing GOW, we kept this option disabled, and we recommend the same.

3# Controls

Thought, it totally depends upon a user how he/she would prefer the control. Still, we are excited to share our implements.

To play God of War extensively, you need to access R1 and L1 buttons on the Go. To make use of only right hand (or left), we have overlapped, these two buttons as shown in below screenshot:

Through these, it becomes easy to use these two using only one finger. Also, one can use both of them at once.

Another that we recommend it to remove that Unthrottle button from the touch buttons. To do that, just head to Touch button controls, tap on Visibility tab, and un-check the Unthrottle button.

Make further changes as per your comfort.

4# Tools

Under this panel, there is only one thing that we gonna change. Actually, these options come helpful for developers for development purpose.

For ordinary users like us, they’re nothing.

– Developer Tools

This option basically helps emulator to choose between two different recompilation features. Just Tap on Tools, under it, look for Developer Tools.

Tap on it. Next, under CPU Core select Dynarec (JIT) (something similar).

Selecting this feature, make sure to bring out the maximum outcomes, best PPSSPP performance.

5# System Settings

Under this panel, there are several major options to configure PPSSPP emulator appropriately, and optimize for better performance.

– Emulation

A few changes may affect performance drastically. So we recommend to go for Trail and Error method. Try to make your own settings or just lookout for one that we have mentioned here:

It is important to keep Fast memory (unstable) checked. It works on most of the Android phones, irrespective of their hardware. That means, it can help to improve overall performance.

Multithreaded (experimental), well we keep it off most of the times. We had no preferable outcomes with it. Try it out yourself, it it works or not. Since, this Emulator varies device to device, it might worth a try.

I/O on thread, just let it checked, and under I/O timing method, select Simulate UMD delays or Fast (lag on slow storage) (for low end device. These two add a little bit of smoothness to overall gameplay!

Let Force real clock sync (slower, less lag) remains unchecked.

PPSSPP general settings

Try to put a lower value to Change emulated PSP’s CPU clock (unstable) . In our case, we put 383, and tried few more values near to it. If you see no impact, let it be in default.

And let other options unchecked.

psp model settings

– PSP Model settings – The Best setting For PPSSPP Android

For better support, choose PSP-2000/3000. Actually, it does not help with performance in anyway, but it helps to increase gaming support.

All done! You’ve tuned your PPSSPP Emulator for best performance.

However, you may own change settings to tune it more better as performance device to device may differ for different settings. I hope this settings helps you for better game play of the PPSSPP emulator on your Android device. You’re most welcome to share your best PPSSPP setting as well, your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.


Android Device Compatibility

PPSSPP works on all modern Android devices. It’s been confirmed to run on the following:

  • Nexus One
  • Nexus S
  • Galaxy Nexus
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 7
  • Nexus 10
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Sony Xperia Play (buttons work, touch joystick not yet supported)
  • Asus Transformer
  • Ainol Novo7 Advanced II
  • Galaxy Note 2
  • Xperia V
  • And many others…

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  1. Thank you! I had followed a few other guides, but couldn’t get over 15fps on my moto g, but with your settings I’m getting 30 now!
    Yeah, thanks for the guide!

      1. Could u help me while playing in android psspp background music was coming to slow n it’s uncleared I can’t enjoy playing with music can u help about setting ppsspp gold.

        1. Hi there, sound is still not improved, it would be good to keep it off, it will improve performance.

      2. i have ppsspp v1.9.9 in stage 8 god of war was fully blind in particular area icant go through that stage help me what to do

      1. Hi Dev,

        It shouldn’t go like that! Instead of “non-buffer rendering” select “buffer rendering”. I hope it would help you!

        Also soon I’ll be updating post with new settings for v2.

    1. thanks my own games are not started yet but I will try the sittings instructed you to see how I can get started, thank you

    2. Thanks! Its really working before I tried the FPS is under 30 and now it’s above 30 it’s like playing ps2 thanks again

  2. Didn’t work for me, i have a note 3 and have the gold version. The settings on this is very different in the gold version.

    1. Hello Bruhnana, I’m also using its gold version and with same setting it working good!, if you can share pics to us it would be good, so I can suggest some changes to setting for you!

  3. Nice work Chief…. it works well for me but the Sound is not good…… for God of War: chain of olympus

  4. Hi do you have recommended settings for PPSSPP 1.0.1? Could not still play it due to error emulator for android stopped working.

    1. Hi Ryan! Try to un-install and install it again, if it still show error, you need change the OS.

    1. These setting were tested and worked for 0.9.9 version! We’ll be very soon presenting the new settings!


  6. Help me!!! Im using a exact version of using it “2.3.6” android reccomend me a better setting pls can i use this?

  7. First of all thns for ur setting although the performance of gow ghost of sparta on my xperia t2 ultra using ppsspp gold is good bt it has some graphics issues and as u mentioned u r a fan of dbz/gt so i am asking u if u can give me link to site which offer dbz episode dubbed in hindi official voice

    1. Hello Ale, well there are some issue with graphics with these settings. Further, yon watch DBZ online, Just Google it!

      1. Do you have ppsspp gold version I don’t know how to fix the setting on my god of war ghost of sparta

  8. please! need help, im using ppsspp v 1.0.1 (latest) I cant find any smooth setting for my samsung gt-s6310, everytime I play naruto ultimate ninja heroes nor fullmetal alchemist brotherhood, the sound is statically ugh! and too lag to play. Please please, please.

    mention me Senpai!

      1. Yes I have the same problem as con dutch..staticy sound and screen is flashing black and the game is still really laggy is my s3 just not enough

  9. Omg… This is awesome… I have been trying for days and I haven’t gotten the best till now.. I still need help to hear my sounds well.. But thanks

  10. Thanks in support of sharing such a pleasant opinion, article is
    nice, thats why i have read it completely

  11. I am playing GOW Ghost Of Sparta
    I switched of buffered rendering but some of the graphics are missing like i can’t see thera but when i change it to buffered rendering i can see it and the same with the brightness can you just please give me any idea i am using the same version of ppsspp emulater and my phone is lava iris 504Q+ with a quad core processer but it still lags
    Please help me

    1. shivam, you can try as they seems to be working good with most of the game!, it they don’t work with it, let us!

  12. Hi I am using ppsspp version 1.0.1 ur setting didn’t worked on my s4 kindly plzzz tell me the perfect setting because after applying ur setting game is getting stuck nd running very slow

  13. i use psp v1.01. my phone quadcore 1.2G, ram 1gig.
    standard setting will give me 5-16fps..
    I tried your setting and it gave me about 30fps. thank you so much!

  14. hey bro its not working on my ppsspp gold 1.0.1 for GOW ghost of sparta,the game screen is blinking black, either sound is working good
    plzz help me

      1. Hii iam using asus zenfone 5 2gb and another problem is the GOW ghost of sparta in that Tempal of athena (level 9) that he is not climbing a roap on ppsspp gold 1.0.1version .after that i was using now psp 0.9.9 version and its work in that level but its again stuck at ‘mount of aroana’,so plzzz help me why this is happening

  15. This isn’t working…..
    Using v1.0.1 with game one piece romance dawn

    The game gets soooooo slow plus freezy

    That game runs a bit good for buffered rendering so kindly paste pics of a very awesome setting to run it smoothly

  16. Please does it only work for God of war or general bcus am not using the Gold version but my games are slow..please help mhe

    1. Actually I tested these settings to play GOW and DBZ games and they worked well. And they seems to be good other games too!

  17. Wow!!! Thanks for these setting they are working like charm! Now i’m getting more than 30 FPS on most of the games, god of war working smooth on my handset!

  18. Thanks a lot for this settings. I’m running ppsspp on my pc and earlier I was getting around 5 to 6 fps. But after applying these settings, I’m getting over 55 to 60 FPS.
    Thanks once again.

  19. I have install god of war game from and I extract the file as i got the info from u tube but I am not getting the rar file and isos so please help me out

  20. awsome buddy
    i try ever possiple method in youtube but it won’t work but this methos actually work thank you very much

  21. Sir , can u please help me with the settings of my ppsspp , im using the basic version of ppsspp & my phone is zenfone 5 . I want to play GTA VICE CITY stories , i have tried many settings i have read in the internet , and the fps worked , it runs smoothly. But the problem is , the character whom i play the role in VICE CITY does not show , the cars , the people , even some buildings ! Please help me with my settings , i want to play that game in my phone so bad :(

    1. Hi there, you could try little variation in settings and see if it works. Under graphics settings -> Hack settings -> uncheck all except: Time hack and there will be another box with mentioned “PowerVr”.

  22. yeah… thanks it works perfectly well for me… but its not up to 100% and I still like it the way you set it.

  23. On my phone intex aqua power plus the setting for God of war ghost of spata wasn’t made by me please help me to set the graphics with soundsound please…

    1. Hi there,
      Under hack settings: just check “Time Hack” and “Disable alpha test (PowerVR Speedup, artifacts)”. See if it works!

  24. Plz help me…
    The setting working great but at some part when i play god of war ghost of spart at some places my screen become dark and i cant see the way also ….. plz help me

    1. Hello there,
      In that case where you see dark areas, you could use “Buffer rendering” under mode. Try this I hope it would help you!

  25. Hi Deepak,

    I have just bought a IPEGA Controller and own a moto g device. Will the controller make my phone lag? Are there any additional setting if we have a controller?

    1. Hi there! IPEGA Controller is awesome accessory for an Android device! No it won’t cause any lag issue! To use it with PPSSPP, you’ll only have to use control mappings!

  26. Man, you really helped a lot! My Yu-Gi-OH Tag Force Arc V was so slow, i made everything like you said and TCHARAM, 25/30 FPS! Well, i just can’t see some important features due to non-renderization :/ Thank You!

  27. But brightness problem… And doesn’t matter.. I got gionee m5..but brightness ?…bro you can help me.. .Plz now plz… .

  28. you ar great my need for speed most wanted was slow but wen I applied d settings it was so fast that i can hardly control the car gr8 job my man

  29. the set up was great, however it crashes everytime i play ufc undisputed version is ppsspp v 1.2.2 and my phone is low end zte v829…is there any specific version for a specific phone or is it because the game has a glitch?..i really hate to see failure whenever i play…pllssss help me..

    1. Hi william thank for your comment!

      You could try one thing. Instead of Non-buffer mode, try if buffer mode works or not!

  30. hi, my phone has 512 MB RAM and single core 1ghz processor with Android KitKat. can you tell me the best settings for ppsspp gold ver 1.2.2 to run smackdown vs raw 2006?

  31. Hello. Please help me. My god of war game turns whitescreen after choosing the game difficulty. I already follow your settings. Help me please

    1. Could you share the error snapshot or where did you see that problem in the game, on which level or stage!

  32. I’m using ppsspp version 1.2.2 and have install god of war ( chains of olympus & ghost of sparta, prince of persia – revelation, hellboy). May you give me the settings?.thanks

  33. i am using ppsspp gold version when i run the game using these settings the game screen fluctuates what should i do i am using redmi note 3 2 GB version

      1. and one question , why everytime i play my screen getting dark ? for the first time it ok , but when i play it once again its darker , as there is a screen that covered the game during play , my device oppo r7s

  34. IM using the lates ppsspp gold right now do you know what is the setting of it? any recommendations? pls healp

  35. In my micromax canvas android one

    god of war ghost of Sparta is running very slow and no music is clear
    …plse tell me how fix it

    1. Hi jack!

      If you’ve a powerful handset such as OnePlus 2/3 or Samsung S6 or something like that, try to raise the “Rendering resolution” and check “Disable slower effect(speedup)” box under Performance options.

      1. But the character runs very slow…… I also tried frame skipping…… it worked but still getting lagging sensation!!

  36. i used this settings on ppsspp v0.9.9 on karbonn A6 and played gta leberty city but its still laging very slow gameplay…what to do?

  37. Hi iv got version and I’m trying to play jackass the game everything works perfectly Untill I select a game then when it goes on to the gameplay the screen goes yellow anybody know why this is I’m also using a Sony Xperia z5 premium

  38. help me…
    I play god of war ghost of spart at starting my screen become dark and i cant see the way also …. help me

  39. I am completed god of war gos but I have no game In my PSP can you give me games name like god of war !!!


    1. Followed the guide on this page, as well as trick in this comment, playing chili con carnage, fixed lagging as well as sound.

  41. thank you very much this settings,(for my LG G2) choppy audio is a general issue of ppsspp emulator. increasing the frameskip didn’t fix the audio.

    1. Hi Mehmet,

      Thank you so much for your appreciation. The Gold version of PPSSPP Emulator may over the Audio problem to some extent. Try it, and share your experience.


  42. Hello sir im useing ppsspp gold v1. 4.2 an i getting problem with all game the performance is very slow an audio also vry bad so plss help me, email me ur best settings for ppsspp gold

    Here is my email address

  43. Hi,
    thanks for the guide, it seemed to help.
    But games were super slow motion. Frameskipping seemed to help. Medievil worked great for a while but then suddenly l1 wouldn’t work if I touched any other button. It would work but when I touched anything it would stop and nothing worked for a few seconds. Then everything worked until I pressed l1 again and cycle would repeat. Tried unistall and reinstall psp but same thing happened. Resetting the settings didn’t help either. Now it’s stuck like that and nothing I do fixes it. Any advice?

    1. Hi,
      thanks for the guide, it seemed to help.
      But games were super slow motion. Frameskipping seemed to help. Medievil worked great for a while but then suddenly l1 wouldn’t work if I touched any other button. It would work but when I touched anything it would stop and nothing worked for a few seconds. Then everything worked until I pressed l1 again and cycle would repeat. Tried unistall and reinstall psp but same thing happened. Resetting the settings didn’t help either. Now it’s stuck like that and nothing I do fixes it. Any advice?
      BTW, I meant to ask if a crappy connection affects it. And also, ppsspp always shut down if time hack was checked.

      1. Hi Jay,

        Since you’re facing speed issue: super slow, that means you need to activate time hack option in order to get over this problem. Frame skip doesn’t work that much positively.

        To give you more accurate information, let me know which device you’re using.

  44. Thank You so much! Worked for me. Using Samsung Galaxy S5 and playing Final Fantasy: Crisis Core. No game lags, no sound lags. Smoother graphics!

    1. Hi there, since it depends upon the hardware, that’s why it might be slow. Which phone you’re using?

  45. awesome setting it’s trully maxed the fps, thank you verymuch,
    is there any way to improve the sound?

    1. Thanks for comment. It seems that sound works great on good hardware. On OnePlus 5, it works good. Though, it might get better in coming updates. Stay connected, we’ll be updating this post soon. Cheers!!

  46. Trying to get Tony Hawk Underground 2 Remix to work on a Samsung Galaxy 5 but no matter what set up I try it’s either laggy/choppy as shit or it will just close the whole emulator after a minute or 2 of starting a level..creating a skater worked fine alone with most of the other menu stuff but once I get on my board and just start having fun it crashes on me FFS…PLEASE HELP

    1. Hi James,

      Try to select Vulkan under Backend. It works good,and can improve performance effectively. Try, and let me know if you see any improvement.

    1. Hi there,

      Under our control settings, we’ve mentioned our control configuration. Try then, these should come handy to you.

    1. Hi Kevin,

      Since this version supports Vulkan, you just need to select it under Rendering option. That should do that most of the work for you. Further, try some changes to further settings.

  47. Hello,
    Do you have any suggestions for NBA 2k12 on a Moto X4? Tried turning on Vignette and Vulkan. Game is still slow motion and sound is glitching

    1. As you suspect slow motion, make sure that you check the Time Hack box. If it remains unchecked, it causes slow motion. Try it out, and let me know if it works!

  48. It works wonders for me (constant 30 fps) :D Thanks! And the sound for GoW is perfect with a OnePlus 5 with PPSSPP gold v1.5.4, I just followed the guide except for the CPU clock (just the default setting, unlimited)

    1. Hi there,

      The sound glitches are common in many Android phones. You can simply turn it off to reduce interruptions.

    1. Hi there,

      It seems due to outdated hardware, this app is not working properly. I would suggest to keep resolution at 1X, and skip Buffer rendering.

    1. Hi Yaswanth, Since this phone has 1 GB RAM, you might experience lags while playing this game. Under rendering menu, if Vulkan is there, select that, and see if it works!

  49. Hello. I do everything from the instructions, but the games are running slow and torn. And the sound is bad. I’m asking for help…. danteinferno, god of war… ppsspp v 1.6.3 my Phone is Samsung A5

  50. I am getting highest of 61 FPS and lower 56 FPS , Thanks bro it worked for me , i hope next time you bring something just as this.

  51. my Dear i cant thank you enough for your assistance, am using a huawei mobile phone 2gb ram, my god of war was extremely lagging but after i followed your guide it now plays smoothly no lag, everything ok…thanks alot

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