[ARTICLE] MAME Benchmarks on Raspberry Pi 1/2/3

I’ve run benchmarks on a set of 150 games in MAME. I tried to pick a fair sampling of the classics and the more modern games, I even included a couple of obviously impossible ones. I do seem to have ended up with far too many CPS2 games though!

The benchmarks have been run on the Raspberry Pi Model B, The Raspberry Pi 2 and the Raspberry Pi 3. I ran them Normally and Overclocked.

Check out the results here.

Benchmarks for MAME on Raspberry Pi

2 Responses

  1. chris says:

    so surely the older mame versions are still the way to go? they have no problem with almost every 2d arcade game, even if it is with mame-as-it-was-in-2003 levels of accuracy.

    use an older version and SFA3, afterburner, mk1-3, etc, all full speed on a pi3 at 1080p plus CRT shaders. struggling with current mame doesn’t seem appealing to me.

  2. Choccy says:

    For me (and I guess a lot of people my age), the classic arcade games are all that are really important to me and I would rather have those emulated as accurately as I can. I have more than one Pi, more than one emulation setup and use different versions of MAME for different games. Wherever possible I use the current MAME and I drop back to older versions as required.