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ETA PRIME: The iPad Mini 6 Runs Emulators And Games Like Champ!

IbizaPocholo

NeoGAFs Kent Brockman

In this video, we take a look at and test out the new Apple iPad mini 6th Generation 2021. A15 Bionic chip, 8.3" Liquid Retina display, 60Hz refresh rate, Apple Pencil 2nd Generation support and it runs games like Minecraft, Genshin Impact Pubg, and Call of Duty Mobile at full speed plus this little tablet can run our favorite emulator like PSP using PPSSPP, Sega Saturn, PS1, MAME, GBA and many more using RetroArch for IOS Unfortunately as of making this video the Dolphin Emulator is not working with IOS 15 on the iPad mini so no Gamecube and Wii emulation yet! and by the way, the 6th generation iPad Mini does support HDMI over USB C!

00:00-Intro
00:10-Unboxing
00:52-Overview
01:42-iPad mini 6 Benchmarks
02:43-COD Mobile
03:14-iPad mini NBA2K21 Gameplay
03:39-Ipad Mini HDMI Test
04:38-iPad Mini Genshin Impact
05:47-iPad Mini xCloud Xbox Game Streaming
06:12-2021iPad Mini Emulation Overview
06:47-GBA Retroarch Test
07:17-PS1 RetroArch
07:37-MAME FBA Retroarch iPad Mini
07:54-Sega Saturn Emulation Test
08:26-PSP Emulation Test PPSSPP iPad Mini 6
09:48-Final Thoughts
 

RaduN

Member
I don't know it this is a big victory for this tablet, but all the emulated games shown are working perfectly on ~ 2013 smartphones.
Would be interesting to see how it handles switch and ps2 emulation, but i guess it's not ios compatible.
 

Spukc

Member
cool but i prefer a POCO F3 pro + razer kishi.
That alt store shit is such an hassle on IOS.

Hate that i need to refresh it. It sometimes won't work. I still use it on my daily driver.. Because fuck youtube adds.
 
I don't know it this is a big victory for this tablet, but all the emulated games shown are working perfectly on ~ 2013 smartphones.
Would be interesting to see how it handles switch and ps2 emulation, but i guess it's not ios compatible.
No high end smartphones from 2018. PSP and SegaSaturn are here running better than original hardwares. I don’t remember my Note 8 running those that great at launch.
 
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RJMacready73

Gold Member
What shenanigans are necessary to run emulators on iOS?
I don’t see a RetroArch app on the App Store.
second this request, my kids have the last gen one which runs everything ive thrown at blazingly fast, would love to get some nintendo emu's on it but short of jaibreaking it i dont see how you can?
 

RaduN

Member
No high end smartphones from 2018. PSP and SegaSaturn are here running better than original hardwares. I don’t remember my Note 8 running those that great at launch.
I played all of these ( and much more) full speed and with shaders on my rooted Note 3.
Ppsspp, psx, fbn run on a potato and Saturn emulation is usually hit&miss, but nothing to raise eyebrows.

There are other much more intensive games/drivers (in mame in particular) this youtuber could have tested, so we'd see how powerful the tablet actually is though.
 
second this request, my kids have the last gen one which runs everything ive thrown at blazingly fast, would love to get some nintendo emu's on it but short of jaibreaking it i dont see how you can?

You need to go through some hoops to install something called altstore. You dont need to jailbreak but its a bit annoying to mantain.

I have a ds emu and dolphin on my ipad pro
 

Bullet Club

Gold Member


The all-new 2021 iPad Mini 6 can run Gamecube and Wii games at full speed on ios 15 even upscaled to 1080P using the dolphin emulator for ios know as Dolphinios and in this video, we test a bunch of Gamecube and Wii games running on the 6th gen iPad Mini. Powered by the A15 Bionic chip, 8.3" Liquid Retina display, 60Hz refresh rate, Apple Pencil 2nd Generation support. THIS VIDEO IS FOR EDUCATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES ONLY!
 

Lupin3

Targeting terrorists with a D-Pad
Any reason as to why the ipad doesn't run ios games in fullscreen? What is up with those black borders on the sides?
 
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