GameSlurp




Go Back   GameSlurp > Gaming Forum (>>) 3DS, DS, wii


Log-in/register to unlock all the member quick-links and features!
Reply


Kazriko's Avatar
Kazriko
Senior Member
Kazriko is Male   Kazriko is offline
 
I own a Playstation 3. My Playstation Network ID is: KazrikoI own a Nintendo WiiI own a Sony PSPI own a DSI own a Sony Playstation 2I own a Xbox. My Xbox Live ID is: KazrikoI own a Gamecube
Join Date: Feb 2007
Western US
Posts: 4,494

 
07-06-2010, 07:23 PM
#1

Rumor: 3DS more powerful than Wii

http://ds.ign.com/articles/109/1094930p1.html
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/nv...3ds-blog-entry
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/06/07/re...-nvidia-chips/

The rumors are flying now about the 3DS being more powerful than the Wii, and close to power to the PS3 and Xbox360.

The former is believable, since 3-year old phones like the iPhone are more powerful than the Wii, but the latter might be a bit far fetched. After all the Xbox360 has 3 cores at 3.2ghz. Most mobile phones are still under 1.2ghz single-core.

Logically, the 3DS will probably stick to the same ARM chipset that the rest of the DS units have had. Chances are that it will be dual-core just like the DS, but that one of the two cores will be severely underpowered. I would suspect that they're going to try for somewhere between the iPhone and the newer android phones in general processor spec. That won't put it anywhere near the PS3/Xbox360, but it would make it about 5x as fast as the current PSP, possibly with a better graphics chipset.


     
Azz's Avatar
Azz
Admin
Azz is Male   Azz is offline
 
I own a Nintendo WiiI own a Sony PSP
Join Date: Jan 2007
South Wales, UK
Posts: 14,301

 
07-06-2010, 07:32 PM
#2

Re: Rumor: 3DS more powerful than Wii

Hmm sounds interesting - wonder where the tech will go..


     
Artist Thunder
Senior Member
Artist Thunder is Male   Artist Thunder is offline
 
I own a Nintendo WiiI own a Sony PSPI own a PCI own a DSI own a XboxI own a Gamecube
Join Date: Feb 2010
On the webz
Posts: 137

 
07-06-2010, 09:05 PM
#3

Re: Rumor: 3DS more powerful than Wii

I assume the power will be up there in order for them to use 3D properly, I don't imagine it having PS3/360 level visuals though.

I imagine most of it would probably go towards making it easier for developers.


     
Kazriko's Avatar
Kazriko
Senior Member
Kazriko is Male   Kazriko is offline
 
I own a Playstation 3. My Playstation Network ID is: KazrikoI own a Nintendo WiiI own a Sony PSPI own a DSI own a Sony Playstation 2I own a Xbox. My Xbox Live ID is: KazrikoI own a Gamecube
Join Date: Feb 2007
Western US
Posts: 4,494

 
07-06-2010, 09:24 PM
#4

Re: Rumor: 3DS more powerful than Wii

Quote:
Originally Posted by Artist Thunder View Post
I assume the power will be up there in order for them to use 3D properly, I don't imagine it having PS3/360 level visuals though.

I imagine most of it would probably go towards making it easier for developers.
I think the processor power matters less than the power of the graphics chip in there. A PowerVR chip should be able to handle 3d/30fps with a cpu chip as low as 200mhz I would think, as long as you don't make the models too complex. The DS has never been about super high fidelity graphics. Most of the games I've played on the DS use blocky super-deformed 3d models anyway.

The extra speed would let developers be lazier though.


     
© Copyright 2008, Gameslurp   GameSlurp | Contact Us | Archive | Privacy Statement | Terms of Use | Top