RetroPie 4.6 Pi0 Performance?

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RetroPie 4.6 Pi0 Performance?

Post by infinitLoop » Sat May 23, 2020 3:44 pm

Curious if people have been running RetroPie 4.6 on the rpi0 or 0w, and how it stacks up to 4.3/4/5/etc.

Seems like everyone is focused on the pi4 and how that does (which is great, don't get me wrong) but I'm wondering if it's worthwhile trying to build an image around 4.6 or if I should just stick with my existing ones.


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Re: RetroPie 4.6 Pi0 Performance?

Post by Helder » Wed May 27, 2020 7:46 am

I haven't been a big fan of it honestly, tried it with the typical settings and install scripts and it felt a bit sluggish. It seems as newer versions come out the pi0 is the one that suffers.
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Re: RetroPie 4.6 Pi0 Performance?

Post by Dividion » Thu May 28, 2020 3:09 pm

Yeah, I've got to agree. I saw more a lot more stuttering initially than I was expecting to. I uninstalled some of the extra packages, and changing a couple of the emulators helped a little. I normally don't overclock the zero, but I might give that a shot also. I wouldn't call the performance terrible, but I feel it could certainly be better.
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