For those of you that like to tinker and try new ways of using the pi3;
Running retropie from USB 3.0 allows most of my N64 games to play very well. I have no 2.0 sticks to test. I am using sandisk USB 3.0 64GB
Apparently 3.0 speeds do boot faster than 2.0 according to some users testing the boot speeds from USB that commented this article: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/pi-3-b ... rage-boot/
Whipeout64 would not even start from my microSD card, now it plays fine. Goldeneye is not playable, but can be sped up to a normal speed, which backfires by going way to fast when it needs less processing. That's the only one I had a problem with.
Also, the system heats up more using this method. Other users in the comments report the same without using emulators. It overheats when using shaders. I dropped emulation stations "vram" to 90mb, it didn't happen for me after that, but maybe it would have if I tested it longer. Just a moment ago I put heatsinks directly on the USB input, just in case.
I am currently attempting build a 64 bit Linux Distribution for the pi just to build an emulation front end like retropie for it, I have a feeling that 007 was acting that way because the memory manager for raspbian only deals with up to 32 bit processes. I'll post the IMG file on github if I like it when I'm eventually finished.