Nintendo selects Tegra processor for new DS

Nintendo DSNintendo has reportedly selected Nvidia's Tegra processor to power its next-generation DS/DSi console. According to Theo Valich, Nintendo has already started work on the new device and plans to debut it in late 2010 during the Tokyo Game Show.

Given the fact that Nintendo DS hardware is based upon 16-bit and 32-bit ARM cores, it looks like next-gen DS could be backwards compatible with the DS application library," Valich wrote on Bright Side of News.

"All of the apps that came for old DS could run on a single ARM11 core, yet alone the next-gen CorTex-A9-based Tegra, leaving graphics subsystem to do 'something smarter.'"

Valich explained that the second generation of Tegra chips could make an "excellent base" for the next-generation DS.

"With Gen2 Tegra offering quite a graphics punch; GeForce 9 based hardware [CUDA-enabled design] should offer immense experience on small screens - we see no reason why you could not have4x Anti-Aliasing and 8x Anisotropic filtering on a dual-screen system," said Valich.

Unsurprisingly, Nvidia has declined to either confirm or deny the rumored Tegra deal.

"We don't comment on unannounced products or rumors," an Nvidia spokesperson told TG Daily.

Source: TG Daily

Tags: Nintendo, NVIDIA

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Google’s voice assistant platform has been known as Google Now
 
The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as growth of high-resolution content
 
Microsoft is developing a new “Skype for Life” client
 
Siri on the Mac is new, and is similar to that on the iOS
 
The latency in this test was supposedly no more than 2 milliseconds
 
Apple has made to the iPhone 7/7 Plus is by making the home button a solid state button
 
Android Nougat should eventually extend back to the Galaxy S6 generation
 
You’re not supposed to expose the iPhone to water anyway
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 




Poll

Do you like Windows 10?
or leave your own version in comments (32)