So apparently the PPSSPP core is up to date with the standalone, give or take. But I’m getting lags in the libretro core that are absent in the standalone (even compared to older versions). Specifically, the beginning of most cutscenes in Crisis Core starts in slow motion for 1 or 2 seconds before catching up. You can see that in the intro mission, the cutscene where Zack is shown climbing up the stairs with the fleeing citizens, before the Behemoth. It’s much more apparent after the mission, when Zack is doing squats before Angeal shows up with the new assignment.
I’ve made sure I’m using the same options in the core than in the standalone: default settings, with fast memory off (due to its instability), basic x1 rendering no fanciness. I’ve tried D3D11 and Vulkan driver. Anything else?