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Rumor: nVidia’s Tegra System-on Chip to be a part of next DS hardware

Posted on October 13, 2009 by (@NE_Brian) in DS, Rumors

Rumor has it that Nintendo has already chosen nVidia’s Tegra System-on-Chip processor for its next handheld system. Because the DS’ hardware foundation comes from 16-bit and 32-bit ARM cores, the “next-gen DS” would most likely be backward compatible with the DS/DSi software. Nintendo is also rumored to be showing the system off for the first time sometime in late 2010. I should note that this information to be speculation at this point. If Nintendo were to use this technology, the upcoming system would be more powerful than the Wii.

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