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Loading from Cart vs SD Card

Postby SuperKlyph » July 30th, 2017, 10:47 am

Is there an input lag or framerate difference if I load from the SD card vs loading it from the actual cart?
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Re: Loading from Cart vs SD Card

Postby R9delta » July 31st, 2017, 12:23 pm

No, the Retron 5 (and Retro Freak) load the rom to RAM to be played the same way whether it be from a cartridge or a rom file or a patch. Performance does not change in any manner.
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Re: Loading from Cart vs SD Card

Postby SuperKlyph » August 2nd, 2017, 12:39 pm

Thanks for the knowledge. Is the input lag on the Retro Freak any better than the Retron 5?
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Re: Loading from Cart vs SD Card

Postby R9delta » August 2nd, 2017, 3:10 pm

I can only give a personal anecdote but I find the Retro Freak has less input lag than the Retron 5 unless filters are being used on Genesis/Mega Drive games for some odd reason. If filters are not being used (outside of scanlines) then Genesis is fine and has less as well.

Generally the thing that I notice most is that I had a big issue with input lag on SNES/Super Famicom on the Retron 5 and that issue was mostly solved for me moving to the Retro Freak.
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Re: Loading from Cart vs SD Card

Postby SuperKlyph » August 4th, 2017, 1:27 pm

Thanks. Yeah, I found that the input lag is even pretty bad on NES. I played my old NES right after playing the Retron and it was unbelievable. I have buyer's remorse now.
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