meveric wrote:Both require dynamic recompiler (JIT) to be efficient, but there are no dynamic recompiler for arm64, which means everything is extremely slow.
There's nothing that can be done and it's not the only system that has these issues. NDS, or Sega 32x should be the same.
With the ones that do work well there are already thousands of games available. So I think it will be fine like this.
Interested to see that, although I don't like the C2 as a gaming platform. There are far better ODROIDs for this (the XU4 for example).
The great thing with the C2 is it's versatile. It's always been my favorite because it does everything well what I need. It's my laptop. I take it with me when traveling thru Europe with my bicycle in the Summer.
It's power efficient so I can run it with power banks/solar energy. It doesn't overheat, so I don't need a fan (when it's cold in a tent you don't want extra airflow). It's fast enough to render 720p video.
It's perfect to browse the web, watch youtube. It's stable, ....
I could not use the XU4 for that. I also only use it for gaming.
After I bought the C2(and rpi2b) I thought all SBC's were this good. I watched a lot of youtube videos about different sbc's, and then bought them.
To then notice that they were not what they said.
Clockspeeds were not right, they don't check it. They don't mension temperatures. Most don't say the energy consumption. The benchmarks they use are totally useless. And most make their video a few days after they've received the board so they know almost nothing about it.
That's why I started making these video's. Because I needed the info myself, so I could at least share it. Also why I don't have a video about the C2.
Now I get free boards from FriendlyElec and another company. So it payed off.
The NanoPi M4 is the first board that's really an improvement to my C2. I can finally render in 1080p.
The others are too slow, overheat too quickly, or just have bad software. I'm glad I found the C2 when I needed it. It has served me well. With any other board I would have had a lot of trouble.
Thanks to the community from Odroid.
When I was young I was a computer freak. I started working professionally as a programmer when I turned just 15 (1998). When I was 19 that company went broke. I lost my job, didn't have any school degree and could not find another programming job since thousands of programmers lost their job at that company(it was the biggest tech company in Belgium, Lernout and Hauspie or L&H)
After a while I lost all interest in computers. Now I found this back with SBC's. It's all new again, I never had worked with Linux, so I have to learn everything from scratch.
So thank you, and thanks to the Hardkernel team for giving me my passion back. With any other board it would have been hate instead of passion. Greetings