We still don't know when the Nintendo 3DS is going to be available to buy in stores, so it's hardly surprising that Nintendo hasn't dished the full scoop on what makes its latest handheld console tick. However, though we may have to wait for an official announcement from Nintendo or an iFixit tear down to get all the dirty details, the latest rumors do provide us with some possibilities to mull over.
IGN cites people familiar with the matter that say the device will pack not one but two 266MHz ARM11 CPUs. Aside from a one-two punch in processing power, the sources say that the 3D handheld will boast a 133MHz GPU, 4MBs of dedicated VRAM, 64MBs of RAM, and 1.5GB of flash storage.
Nintendo has yet to comment on the specs revealed by IGN's sources, which were speaking on condition of anonymity. Though the company has a 3DS event planned for next week, we're not holding our collective breath for specs as Nintendo is said to only be announcing the release date on September 29. Still, don't let us stop you from being all glass-half-full about it! We'll keep you posted.
I know bottom of the barrel specs haven't hurt Nintendo sales with the Wii or DS, but this is still disappointing.
Yo Sony, go with the Tegra 2 and 512mb RAM for the next PSP!
I was expecting something similar in speed to snapdragon and a GPU as powerful as Tegra at the least?
Something like a PowerVR SGX 530 (540 would be better) would be good for the GPU, maybe even talk to AMD and use a APU or Tegra 2, but either way, you want serious power to drive 3D.
But since when did Nintendo care about graphics anyway.
Snapdragon and Tegra are both SoC's that include both a processor and a GPU.
hopefully Sony will pack with a tegra 2 or 3 in next gen psp ~