These are quite heretic news: On my Macs (both M1 and Intel), many arcade classics play better on the brand new combo Final Burn Neo 188.8.131.52/RetroArch Metal 1.9.2 than current MAME. If you are curious and ready to dive into RetroArch, this is definitely worth a try.
|Moon Patrol (FBNeo with crt-guest-dr-venom2 shader)|
I tested the newest incarnations of Final Burn Neo (via RetroArch frontend) and MAME official on my Macs, and to my surprise, Final Burn Neo currently has a clear edge over MAME in some classic arcade games. If you want to do your own testing, I recommend that you try out these three games, where results are quite obvious: