An emulator refers to making the host computer system behave similarly to the other guest computer system through hardware or software.
The emulator simulates the function of the hardware processor and the program of the instruction system through software to enable the computer to run software on other platforms. There are popular emulators such as NoxPlayer, ePSXe, DOSBox, Dolphin, PSX emulator and more.
Generally, the performance of desktop and laptop computers is usually better than that of development boards. Because most emulators are limited by the CPU, most SBCs cannot handle the emulation of newly released systems. When running Nintendo 64 and PlayStation missions, even many development boards did not perform well. However, through the emulation test using batocera.linux by ETAPrime, as a powerful and extendable mini PC, ODYSSEY – X86J4105 performs pretty well on handling most of the games with different emulators.
Let’s take a look at featured specifications that ODYSSEY X86J4105 has. Powered by a Quad-Core Intel J4105 CPU, paired with 8GB of RAM and the ability to run Windows, Linux or Android! How will the board perform the emulation on Retro Gaming?
|Processor||Intel® Celeron® J4105 (Frequency: 1.5 – 2.5GHz)|
|Coprocessor||Microchip® ATSAMD21G18 32-Bit ARM® Cortex® M0+|
|Graphics||Intel® UHD Graphics 600 (Frequency: 250 – 750MHz)|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac @ 2.4/5 GHz HT160 & Bluetooth® 5.0|
|Networking||Intel® I211AT PCIe Gigabit LAN, Supports Wake-On-LAN, Supports PXE|
|Audio||Microphone + headphone Combo Connector|
|USB||USB 2.0 Type-A x2, USB 3.1 Type-A x1, USB 3.1 Type-C x1|
|Video Interfaces||HDMI2.0a: Up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz 24bpp / DP1.2a: Up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz 24bpp|
|Expansion Slots||M.2(Key B, 2242/2280): SATA III, USB2.0, UIM; M.2 (Key M, 2242/2280): PCIe 2.0 ×4; Micro SD card Socket; SIM Card Socket; SATA III|
|Power||DC Jack 5.5/2.1mm or Type-C PD; DC Jack input: 12-19V DC; Type-C input: 12V DC|
Batocera.linux is a Linux based operating system designed for Retro Gaming, which can be run on your PC and SBC development boards. You can use a USB key and boot it without altering your existing hard drive.
Reviewed by ETAPrime, he tested emulators like Gamecube, PSP, Sega Saturn, N64 and even PS2 using Batocera.linux. Check the video here.
Check the video to see the ODYSSEY – X86J4105 can handle the PSP really well.
So far through the test, we can tell ODYSSEY – X86J4105 can well handle games on CPS3, PS1, PSP, Dreamcast, Gamecube, and even PS2.
Please also take a look at our blog of Resource Roundup for ODYSSEY – X86J4105. We will keep updating more resources and work we have done on this board. Please stay tuned and feel free to let us know what tests, tutorials, and add-ons you want to see for ODYSSEY – X86J4105! And we are looking forward to more suggestions and reviews from the community!