Mini PC recommendations for emulation

HornheaDD

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Will these mini PCs run newer games, like SF6 and MK1? If so they could be a viable replacement for my Chewlix cab's PC.
 

HellioN

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Have an Xbox series?
You can set up developer mode and run emulators on that then switch it back to retail mode for the new stuff like SF6 and KoF-XV.
That would also cover a good chunk of the L0L360 games.
 

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Will these mini PCs run newer games, like SF6 and MK1? If so they could be a viable replacement for my Chewlix cab's PC.

Depends on how small you're talking. The NUCs generally don't have the ports or the space for a low profile GPU much less anything beefier. If you're interested in just a microATX case build, those can usually handle low profile GPUs like a 4060/550.

Can't run SF6 or MK1 without a graphics card from the last 4 or 5 years.
 

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Well I picked up the unit I linked earlier. Got a coupon on top of the Black Friday discount so it came out to right around $200 including tax.

Kamrui Mini PC
-Ryzen 5500U 6C/12T 4.0GHz
-16GB DDR4
-512 GB SSD
-Windows 11 pro

Should be fine for my basic needs.
 

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There are steam releases too. Fairly cheap at that.
 

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I have a full gaming PC used for emulation, but I'm also interested in a more 'bespoke' solution dedicated to old console emulation, generally PS2 and before.
 

terry.330

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So I got it yesterday and messed around with it a little bit. It's incredibly small and lightweight. Case is kind of cheap feeling but I was expecting that. It runs a little warm since it doesn't have a fan but not hot enough to be worrying.

Had it up and running in about 5 minutes. I really like that the version of Windows on it has almost zero bloatware. It's also shockingly fast.

Played some Neo and a couple PS1 games via Retrobat with zero issues. I've seen some people that have Steam on it and run lower end PC games but I probably won't bother with that.

It's really nice to have something so small and inexpensive that has so much functionality.
 

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AYANEO Retro Mini PC


 
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