Should I buy a Pi 4 or better 3 for RetroPie?
M74 last edited by
Thank you all!
GreenHawk84 last edited by GreenHawk84
So far the Pi4 is doing a superior job at running games. I am able to run Mame2016 which has a great deal of games that didn't run on my Pi3, or run way better without glitches.
Darksavior last edited by
@GreenHawk84 I still prefer fb-neo due to its lower hardware requirements but I do use 2016 for games it can't run correctly or not at all like mk1+ era of midway games, and sega system 16-32. I believe 16 is properly emulated in fbn but I like to keep them together.
There are games like some Parodius game that won't run on fbn and runs too slow on 2016, so I use 2010 for that one.
ReadyPlayaWon Banned last edited by ReadyPlayaWon
If you want to be able to play Sega Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, Sega Naomi 1, Atomiswave, 3DO games then definitely get a Raspberry Pi 4
I couldn't run any of the systems on my Raspberry Pi 3B+
GreenHawk84 last edited by
@Darksavior yes FBNeo is still the primary arcade core to use but Mame2016 is looking great for certain titles, especially Kombat.
dbrown1986 last edited by dbrown1986
While I still have my Pi3 sitting around; I recently made the switch to ODroid myself. I have the XU4 with a 64GB emmc (much faster than SD) and a 2TB drive for external roms. I have nearly 60,000 roms on it and around 2,900 BGM tracks. Everything from Pong to PSP; and it all seems to run great.
The Pi4 will suit you fine for most everything you'll need; and has gotten better at handling 3D emulation a little better; but if your heart is set on N64, PS2, PSP or Nintendo DS/3DS titles; the ODroid can handle that much better; while still running RetroPie through Ubuntu or via The Retro Arena distros.
The downside, ODroid with all its accessories is a bit more steep than the Pi.
Best of luck on your shopping journey, hope you find some great deals.
simpleethat last edited by
@dbrown1986 you've got PS2 running on the XU4 well? I might have to dust mine off and check that out.
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ReadyPlayaWon Banned last edited by
oops .. my apologies :)
akamming last edited by
but if your heart is set on N64, PS2, PSP or Nintendo DS/3DS titles; the ODroid can handle that much better; while still running RetroPie through Ubuntu or via The Retro Arena distros.
Which Odroid model do you refer to here? (or maybe a better question: which odroid model handels these kind of games best?)