Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
August 28, 2016
arrowPress Releases
August 28, 2016
PR Newswire
View All






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Report: 3DS Uses Same CPU As Early iPhones, Zune HD
Report: 3DS Uses Same CPU As Early iPhones, Zune HD
September 22, 2010 | By Kyle Orland

September 22, 2010 | By Kyle Orland
Comments
    7 comments
More: Console/PC



Alleged hardware specifications for the Nintendo 3DS that were recently leaked online suggest the portable will utilize the same processor used in some smartphones and high-end digital music players.

IGN quotes an anonymous source in reporting that the 3DS uses two ARM11 CPUs, the same chip used in early editions of the iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as the Zune HD.

Memory-wise, the IGN report suggests the 3DS will include 4MB of dedicated video RAM, the same amount as 2000's PlayStation 2, and 64MB of general purpose RAM, the same amount as the 2007's PSP-2000.

An analysis from Eurogamer's Digital Foundry section suggests that, while these alleged specs measure up well below many modern smartphones, the 3DS will derive a performance advantage from not running a heavy smartphone OS in the background during gameplay.

Graphically, the Digital Foundry analysis suggests the 3DS' previously revealed PICA-200 chip will be able to generate roughly 10 million polygons per second and 533 million pixels per second at the IGN-reported clock speed of 133MHz.

The IGN report also suggests the 3DS will include 1.5GB of on-board flash memory, a significant increase from the 256MB found on the DSi.


Related Jobs

VRnam
VRnam — Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
[08.27.16]

3D/VR Developer/Generalist
Sucker Punch Productions
Sucker Punch Productions — bellevue, Washington, United States
[08.26.16]

Camera Layout Artist
Cignition
Cignition — Palo Alto, California, United States
[08.26.16]

Gameplay Programmer
Shiny Shoe
Shiny Shoe — San Francisco, California, United States
[08.25.16]

Gameplay and Engine Programmer









Loading Comments

loader image