Newly Announced 'Raspberry Pi 2' Brings More Power To The Pocket Retro Gaming Powerhouse

Raspberry-Pi-2-AnnouncedSince February 2012, gamers worldwide have had access to a low-cost credit-card sized computer that fulfils many of their retro gaming needs. From unofficial ways of gaining more Nintendo 3DS Streetpasses to a fully fledged emulation system, the Raspberry Pi has just opened up even more gaming avenues through a much needed update - bringing along more power to the pocket-money priced system.

The newly announced - and already available - Raspberry Pi 2 features a quad core ARMv7 processor running at 900mHZ, alongside 1GB of RAM, double the amount available in the previous model. On top of the added power comes a rather interesting addition, the ability to run Windows 10 too.

More importantly though, this added power will no doubt benefit retro gamers greatly. Those already enjoying the likes of Retropie (a fantastic bundle of emulators all encased in a stunning front-end) will finally have a bit more oomph running Nintendo 64 ROMs, many of which stuttered during gameplay. Furthermore, we can no doubt expect many more emulators to soon arrive on the platform that previously skipped out a release on the Raspberry Pi due to a lack of power within.

Needless to say this all new update to the revolutionary hardware is rather promising. But the best bit of all is the price, just £22.85 for a bit of kit capable of playing thousands upon thousands of console, computer and arcade games from our colourful past.

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Last Updated ( 03 February 2015 )  


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(Link to this comment) DarakuTenshi 2015-02-07 21:37
I ordered mine last week. I can't wait to mess around with the new hardware.
(Link to this comment) LaundroMat 2015-02-13 11:09
Well, I had a quick go yesterday, and I'm very pleased with the SNES emulation. I installed RetroPie and I'm using the pocketsnes core of retroarch. Even with a nice phosphorous shader applied, the tests I did (Contra III, Earthbound) were super pleasing.

I'll try the PS1 emulation later today.
(Link to this comment) DarakuTenshi 2015-02-16 02:51
I still haven't gotten mine in the mail yet. Probably get it in the mail this week... hopefully before I head out on business.

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