Next-Gen Nintendo DS Handheld GPU Contract Apparently Won By NVIDIA-- Will be Tegra-powered in 2010


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http://www.edge-online.com/news/next-gen-ds-planned-for-late-2010-–-report
http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2009/10/13/nvidia-tegra-wins-contract-for-next-gen-nintendo-ds.aspx
http://www.pcworld.com/article/173655/nintendo_crowns_nvidia_chipset_for_nextgen_ds_handheld.html/
http://ds.ign.com/articles/103/1035319p1.html
http://www.develop-online.net/news/33055/New-Nintendo-DS-powered-by-Nvidia


I must admit, I'm surprised. I was expecting that AMD / ATI would've
won,
that it would've been based on the AMD / ATI Hollywood GPU in the
Wii,
which itself is a faster version of the Flipper GPU designed by ArtX
during 1998-1999
for the GameCube. (just before ATI bought ArtX).
I'd have thought the original ArtX architecture, made faster by AMD /
ATI,
would've been perfect for the next-gen DS. The ArtX-designed Flipper
is
vastly superior to the PS1/N64- level graphics of the current DS / DS
lite and faster DSi.

If it happens (Tegra in the new DS) this will mark the first time an
Nvidia chip
is put into a released Nintendo product.
 
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http://www.edge-online.com/news/next-gen-ds-planned-for-late-2010-%E2...http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2009/10/13/nvidia-tegra-wins-con...http://www.pcworld.com/article/173655/nintendo_crowns_nvidia_chipset_...http://ds.ign.com/articles/103/1035319p1.htmlhttp://www.develop-online.net/news/33055/New-Nintendo-DS-powered-by-N...

I must admit, I'm surprised. I was expecting that  AMD / ATI would've
won,
that it would've been based on the AMD / ATI Hollywood GPU in the
Wii,
which itself is a faster version of the Flipper GPU designed by ArtX
during 1998-1999
for the GameCube. (just before ATI bought ArtX).
I'd have thought the original ArtX architecture, made faster by AMD /
ATI,
would've been perfect for the next-gen DS.  The ArtX-designed Flipper
is
vastly superior to the PS1/N64- level graphics of the current DS / DS
lite and faster DSi.

If it happens (Tegra in the new DS) this will mark the first time an
Nvidia chip
is put into a released Nintendo product.
this is indeed interesting
 

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