YouTube’s member ‘Will’ has shared a video, showing Mario Kart 8 running in 8K on the latest version of the best WiiU emulator, CEMU 1.9.0c. Will used an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080Ti in order to run this WiiU game in 8K (via supersampling techniques) and from the looks of it the game runs smoothly in such high resolutions.
To put things into perspective, Mario Kart 8 runs at 720p on WiiU and at 1080p on Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch. As such, we are looking at a resolution that is 36 times higher than the resolution for WiiU, and 16 times higher than the one for Nintendo Switch.
The fact that Mario Kart 8 is running via an emulator at these ridiculously high resolutions is also impressive. Naturally, there is a performance difference (and in some cases this difference is huge) between a proper PC game and an emulated game. So yeah, kudos to the team behind CEMU.
And to be honest, these really high resolutions make Nintendo’s games look gorgeous. It’s no secret that Nintendo’s games feature visuals with an incredible art style, and such high resolutions do benefit these games. Now imagine what a Nintendo game on the PC could have looked like.
Enjoy the video!