Originally Posted by wtoj34
Out of curiousity what emus are you wanting a better cpu to run? Ds, ps1, SNES, gameboy, even GameCube (kinda) all run impressively.
Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
PSP, MAME and N64 all play smoother with a faster cpu. The Note 2014 with a 5420 play faster than the S800 and S801 due to the faster cpu. GPU is better on the S800/S801, but cpu is key for emulators.
The Gamecube emu is unplayable slow on Android with current chipsets. At least two years away from a cpu gpu combo fast enough. Dolphin is the only emu that relies 50/50 on the cpu gpu. All others are about 98% cpu. That is why MAME 3D games choke on most portable devices.
The iPad Air is the closest device to playing MAME most 3D games smoothly. iOS and Android MAME 139 are compiled almost identically, so no edge to iOS. A7 is cpu beast that Anandtech confirms.