Need some advice on emulation


New member
I have recently discovered the world of emulation and have some questions for the knowledgeable community.

I currently possess a system in my cupboard and intend to transform it into a complete emulation system for use on my lounge room TV. The system's specifications are as follows: AMD Ryzen 2400G processor, 16GB of 3000MHz RAM, and an RX 570 graphics card. Would these specifications be adequate for running an emulation PC?

I am interested in running several emulators on this system, including NES, SNES, N64, Game Gear, Master System, Mega Drive, MAME, Neo Geo, PS1, PS2, and various Game Boy versions. Would all of these emulators be playable on this system?

Furthermore, are there any front-end programs available to access the emulators from a single interface that includes game cover art?

Thank you in advance to anyone who reads and can offer any assistance. Your help is greatly appreciated!


Staff member
Hardware wise, you should be fine. PS2 is the most complicated of the systems you listed, and I have seen it run pretty well on similar hardware.

Now, for a frontend. If you want really fancy things like cover art, animations and other features, then LaunchBox is a good choice.
There is a free and a paid version, so I recommend you check their site to see the features each one offers.



New member
Firstly, your system's specifications seem more than adequate for running an emulation PC. The Ryzen 2400G processor, combined with 16GB of RAM and an RX 570 graphics card, should be able to handle most emulators without any issues. However, it's important to note that certain emulators may have specific requirements that your system may not meet, so it's best to check the recommended specifications for each emulator you plan to use.

Regarding the emulators you mentioned, most of them should be playable on your system without any problems. However, it's important to note that some emulators may require specific settings or tweaks to run properly. For example, some PS2 emulators may require specific graphics settings to run smoothly.

As for front-end programs, there are several options available that allow you to access multiple emulators from a single interface. Some popular front-end programs include Launchbox, Retroarch, and EmulationStation. These programs also allow you to add game cover art and customize the interface to your liking.

Overall, it seems like your system should be more than capable of running most emulators, and there are plenty of front-end programs available to help streamline your emulation experience. Good luck with your emulation setup, and enjoy revisiting some classic games!