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DMala
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Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build?
02/14/14 11:45 AM


> I don't think you're going to be happy with this board unless you run a really old
> version of MAME.
>
> According to the Passmark CPU benchmark, an AMD E-350D is slower (score: 696) than an
> AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 (score: 704), which came out in 2005.
>
> Check out their list of "Low Mid Range CPUs", it's near the bottom...
> http://www.cpubenchmark.net/midlow_range_cpus.html
>
> Also Hyperspin requires more CPU power than most people realize and some of the
> reviews I've seen claim that this board doesn't run flash content very well, and
> Hyperspin is flash based.

Not to say he can't find a better system, but my current MAME system *is* an Athlon 64 from 2005. I always run the latest build and I can run most early games at 100%. Is it the ideal platform for a kick-ass emulation system? Definitely not, but if it gets the job done and you can put a system together for ~$150USD, I feel like you could do worse.

I've never used Hyperspin, so I can't speak to that, but I wouldn't let a frontend dictate my hardware choice. There are enough of them out there, and some are pretty lightweight.







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* Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? uglylittlespud 02/12/14 04:16 PM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? krick  02/13/14 01:03 AM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? DMala  02/14/14 11:45 AM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? AWJ  02/15/14 02:00 PM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? krick  02/15/14 03:38 PM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? AWJ  02/15/14 04:06 PM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? DMala  02/15/14 06:09 PM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? DMala  02/13/14 12:08 AM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? uglylittlespud  02/26/14 06:36 AM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? Heihachi_73  03/02/14 05:46 PM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? uglylittlespud  02/13/14 04:36 AM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? MooglyGuy  02/13/14 09:21 AM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? uglylittlespud  02/13/14 11:09 AM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? redk9258  02/13/14 06:39 PM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? big10p  03/12/14 08:59 PM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? Sune  03/12/14 09:35 PM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? big10p  03/13/14 08:05 AM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? Sune  03/13/14 02:08 PM
. * Re: Will this be good enough for my first MAME cabinet build? big10p  03/13/14 04:48 PM

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