I've always wanted to make my own game console. I don't know why the existing Arduino game consoles have this issue with framerate when a 2006's Sony handheld PC had 1GB of RAM and an Intel CPU running Windows XP. Why haven't normal DIY open-sourcing copyright-libertarian hobbyists been able to make something at that magnitude? Don't say money because money is the reason I'm in gamedev scene; wanting to make a game console or anything that has a screen, characters, multimedia and nerdiness to make money.
So the issue has always been how do I find a microcontroller that's enough fast to run a 320x240 display like ILI9341 at 60FPS without stuttering or having to do lots of precalculations for partial screen updates. What about the NES/SNES consoles which didn't even have a framebuffer but which used discrete logic?
My scheme was to use ATXMEGA128A1U with a parallel bus and DMA, but it was hard to find a board containing all the stuff I needed and the External Bus Interface.
Then I tried to use ESP32 with SPI, but SPI would go max to 80MHz while the screen could only handle 40MHz.
Then I tried ESP32 again with 8-bit IO pin permutation which didn't work; it was too slow; maybe it would be faster if I used Xtensa assembly to take advantage of the CPU pipeline in case the dumb C++ compiler compiled machine code that waited 7 cycles for every next operation.
But now I'd like to use ESP32 with an I2S bus and DMA which was used for a camera demo and it was really really fast, but I'd like to use it for I2S output for that ILI9341 display. According to my calculations, it should take 10MHz to write out all of the bytes if the bus is 16-bit wide (8 bits for data and 1 bit for Data/Command register) + Read/Write/Select strobes controlled by the bus interface. However, Bitluni has been able to drive it to out of spec values of 580MHz for his VGA library that's superfast, but that month he had nothing to pay his rent with so he licensed the code under a copyleft license (ShareAlike). You know what they say, "The love of money and the lack of money are the roots of all evil.". Money is important, but really... this just makes money an even worse enemy than it was before.
So I guess I'm out of options. There have been many attempts and they have failed. Yes, there's Teensy and stuff, but I need something in the EU which I won't have to pay for more in shipping than the actual product.
So, what are the solutions?
P.S. if I get one of those "off-topic" or "too-broad" or dislikes to my question, I'm deleting it and moving to Reddit and screenshooting how yet again StackExchange is just too formalistic and banhammersome to open conversations.