I recently picked up a clear LDK Landscape. I have had a JXD S7800B since 2015, and although it's a great console it's just too big and heavy to be 'portable' so I haven't used it much recently. I had a Dingoo A320 about 10 years ago and wanted something of a similar size, so after reading lots of online reviews and watching Youtube videos I decided on the LDK for various reasons (it's available now unlike some of the newer consoles on pre-order, it was cheap at ?35, no screen tearing unlike the Pocket Go.)
I'll start with the positives - the screen is great, and the d-pad and buttons are a lot nicer than I remember the A320 being. I also really like the RetroFW OS, I flashed the latest 2.1 firmware. It plays SMS/Game Gear, NES, GameBoy, PC Engine, and most late 80s consoles perfectly. I was expecting it not to play PS1 at an acceptable frame rate as per most reviews.
BUT I am really disappointed with the performance of SNES, MegaDrive/CD, Arcade, NEO GEO, GBA, basically the 16 bit consoles. Most reviews I have read said that all these systems play either perfectly or at an acceptable frame rate, but that is simply not the case. PocketSNES barely hits 25 FPS on most games, and although the frame rate of PicoDrive isn't too bad, the audio really lags and stutters, making it unpleasant to play.
What really surprises me is that this console is 10 years newer than my old A320 (which I no longer have) but I'm sure it played all of the above better than this does. Obviously my quad core JXD plays them all flawlessly, but even that is 5 years old now so I was hoping the LDK would be on a par. Sadly, apart from the 8 bit consoles, it is nowhere near as good.
Is this just because the emulators have not been optimised well? Or is the hardware not up to it? For ?35 I'm not complaining as I'll get lots of value out of it playing SMS/GB/NES etc, but as above I'm really disappointed that 10 years of hardware/software progress has not produced something that can beat the old A320.
I might consider getting the Pocket Go V2 or RG350 instead if the performance of the above consoles doesn't improve. Or perhaps people can recommend ways to optimise these systems? I've obviously tried auto frame rate, native resolution etc.