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Is the DS more powerful than the iPhone 3G/Touch 2G?

10-18-2009, 08:56 AM
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Is the DS more powerful than the iPhone 3G/Touch 2G?

The PSP2 has just been announced, and it's visuals are likely to be comparable to current gen consoles (especially on a small screen). So it got me thinking..

I always thought the DS was the more powerful system but now I'm not so sure.. in fact it probably is as it has to deliver a display across 2 screens, but there are some games coming out on the iPhone which look pretty phenomenal. For example, Samurai WotW, Keep Defender and Dungeon Hunter. It seems like the iPhone can handle a similar visual quality, but it does lack in terms of the amount of stuff going on (on screen) and the fidelity of the animations.

Saying that, the 3GS is surely at least as powerful as the DS now? If not even more so.
10-18-2009, 09:13 AM
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iPhone 2G/3G and iPod 1G were already faster than DS, although only slightly faster. iPhone 3GS is better than DSi and PSP when using the new OpenGL shaders. Most developers and publishers want to sell games to all iDevices though so you don't see a lot of 3GS specific things. There are not a lot of DSi-only games yet either.

10-18-2009, 04:35 PM
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10-18-2009, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Foozelz View Post
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lmao!
I am feeling the same way too.
And now I have a Physics assignment to do - great!

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10-18-2009, 07:22 PM
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3gs > psp >> ds

Last edited by spacecowgoesmoo; 10-18-2009 at 07:25 PM.
10-18-2009, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by spacecowgoesmoo View Post
3gs > psp >> ds
In terms of the CPU and memory, 3GS is better than PSP but in terms of graphic card, 3GS is slightly worse than PSP. 3GS' PowerVR SGX has 28 million triangle per second but PSP has 33 million triangle per second

http://www.hardcoreware.net/graphics.../#comment-7155
10-18-2009, 10:03 PM
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3gs > psp > 3g > ds
10-18-2009, 10:22 PM
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Depends on which way you look at it, Processor+RAM? Raw computing powah? Or what?
10-18-2009, 11:31 PM
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No you sap!
10-19-2009, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by hex_me View Post
No you sap!
Gee, ain't that helpful.

First Gen iDevices have 4x the processor and 1/2 a million more polygons a second than the DS.