Mame speed on N2 vs retropie on Pi3

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Mame speed on N2 vs retropie on Pi3

Unread post by papamikey » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:36 am

Hi All, first post, sorry if I miss the mark (<---noob).

I have run mame as part of emulationstation and retropie on pi3. It seems most roms run very well.

Also, as I understand and see from the benchmarks, Odroid N2 spanks Pi3 in terms of CPU robustness/power, etc.

I have Ubuntu Mate installed on my N2. Runs great. I've already started using it as a music player for my downstairs workbench. Mate seems to run great. N2 is a pleasure to work on.

Yet, I've installed MAME (sudo apt-get install mame) on the N2, checked version and it's 0.195, and when I play roms, HUGE slowdown. I use galaga as a benchmark. Galaga screams on the pi3 emulationstation, but with MAME installed on Ubuntu, very slow.

Any thoughts why this is?

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Re: Mame speed on N2 vs retropie on Pi3

Unread post by odroid » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:58 am

Mate desktop OS has no hardware acceleration at all.

Consider trying emuELEC or RetroArena OS images for game emulation purpose.
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Re: Mame speed on N2 vs retropie on Pi3

Unread post by IgaBiva » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:14 pm

Emulation on N2 using Emuelec is drastically better compared to Retropie on Pi3. I have both systems so I speak from personal experience.
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Re: Mame speed on N2 vs retropie on Pi3

Unread post by UrQuan3 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:31 am

Agreed, MAME runs much faster on the N2 and Emuelec than the Pi3B+ running RetroPie. For some games I get a bit more performance out of FBAlpha than MAME, if you're still having trouble. If you don't want a specialized game OS, you should be able to build off of the "Ubuntu Minimal" install, which has framebuffer acceleration.
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Re: Mame speed on N2 vs retropie on Pi3

Unread post by IgaBiva » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:10 pm

Which benchmarks?

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