Hello, I would like to build a console-like mini pc to use only with RetroArch. A nice and tiny form factor is important because this will be used in my living room, connected to a 65" 4k Tv.
As I said this mini box will be used only for retro-gaming with RetroArch, so I’m not planning on using it for PC gaming, Steam or multimedia in general. With this machine I would like to play games full speed up to the 6th gen consoles so Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, Playstation 2, PSP, GameCube.
At the moment, I have found two hardware configurations that seems suited for this task and for two reasons: the low budget for building this machine (< 400$) and the tiny size I can achieve thanks to an integrated GPU.
- Intel i3 9100 with UHD 630 iGPU, 8Gb of Ram (2x4Gb), 256Gb SSD
- AMD Ryzen 3 3200g with Vega 11 iGPU, 8Gb of Ram (2x4Gb), 256Gb SSD
So, what I ask you guys is, which of these two hardware configurations do you think will have the best performance for the aforementioned emulators in RetroArch?
- CPU i3 9100 seems to be faster by a 13% then Ryzen 3 3200
Benchmark for the CPUs: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i3-9100-vs-AMD-Ryzen-3-3200G/m806339vsm824486
- GPU Vega11 seems to be faster by a 154% then UHD 630
Which is better for emulation?