New Mainboard - Difference in performance to the old one



First of all, thanks for the free shipping on the new board. I’m having a hard time deciding if the 1GB Ram is enough to justify the $49 price tag. I won’t use the HDMI out that much I think, so that doesn’t count.

So I am wondering, will emulator performance be better? That is what I use the gameshell most for these days. What area (emulators, native software, os) is going to get the most noticeable improvement?