A lot of noise is being made over the placement of the dpad, but I doubt that would bother me much. That being said im kinda all hardwared up for a while. I dont need a new tiny emulator machine right now no matter how much they fascinate. This is expected to be sub $100. Exact same SoC as the GCW Zero.
Their claiming HDMI out though. I wonder how their doing that? Linux kernel support on the video out on the GCW Zero was done, but they never got the scaling finished and I thought it was analog. Maybe thats not a function of the SoC or it’s a newer variant of the SoC?
This article is interesting to me in that they claim the power of the SoC is a virtue for PSX emulation. I thought buy and large the GCW Zero’s playstation emulators kinda suffered development wise for a long time, because few to no high quality optimized mips based psx emulator cores existed. I wonder too if this became a solved problem. It has been 2-3 years since I parted with my GCW Zero.
Looks like some GCW Zero folks put in the hardwork of really cleaning up their PSX4All port and merging it with upstream, sounds vastly improved. This device should be very capable of doing PSX era games.
Second image in the post of the actual prototype is pretty awesome though.