I know that cpu speed has been discussed many times before in terms of benefit to emulators. And its been said that the Q9 is more than fast enough to handle just about anything native android games have to offer. Let me say though, recently i have been playing Galaxy on Fire 2 HD. I started off at 1.5ghz using ondemand cpu governer. Controls were laggy and the game was all around hard to play. Bumping the cpu speed from 1.5ghz to 1.6ghz almost completely wiped that out. Very rarely does it suffer from any stutter or lag with only a mere 100mhz boost. I do not notice any heat increase or battery decrease. Stability is unaffected. Those of having any issues at all in some of the most intensive native games might want to try this. I have zero idea as to how it will effect emulation.