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1. Posted: Fri 22nd Jan 2010 06:57 GMT
So I'm assuming that the GB/GBC was an 8-bit system, and the GBA 16-bit. But what does that make the DS? Is it 32-bit? Or 64-bit? Or is it just not classified with bits anymore?
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2. Posted: Fri 22nd Jan 2010 07:07 GMT
GB: 8-bitGBC: 16-bitGBA: 32-bitDS: 64-bit
At least thats what I've heard.
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3. Posted: Fri 22nd Jan 2010 09:36 GMT
A NES is an 8 bit, and a SNES is a 16 bit. The GBA is just as powerful as a SNES so its a 16 bit. The NDS can play Nintendo 64 games so it makes it 64 bits or higher. (and the GB/GBC is probaly 8 bit, not to sure though. But they have the same "bits" its just that gbc has colour.)
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4. Posted: Fri 22nd Jan 2010 11:16 GMT
The GBA is 32 bit, at least that's what it says on the box. But I once read its actually 16 bit twice, whatever that means.
So I guess the DS is 64 bit as it is basically a Nintendo 64 in portable form.
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5. Posted: Fri 22nd Jan 2010 16:21 GMT
The Nintendo DS uses two CPUs: One 32-bit ARM9 CPU and one 32-bit ARM7 CPU. So as far as processor instruction sets go, it's a 32-bit system.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_DS
6. Posted: Fri 22nd Jan 2010 22:48 GMT
@vandil: Yeah, but the processing power should match that of the N64, apparently.
Edited on Fri 22nd January, 2010 @ 22:51 by Sylverstone
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7. Posted: Fri 22nd Jan 2010 22:52 GMT
Here's one, how much bit is Wii??????
8. Posted: Fri 22nd Jan 2010 23:29 GMT
Well your question needs to be more accurate, what i mean is do you mean Color or Frames or Graphics proccesors? Well anyway we all know what your talking about while i do know that GBA is 32-Bit tech When Xbox came out they didn't use Bit tech anymore so Technicly The Bit Wars is over as for what i think well DS looks better then the N64 but Gamecube looks better so it's between the two in terms of Graphics.
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9. Posted: Sat 23rd Jan 2010 20:24 GMT
So... the DS is 96-bit?
10. Posted: Sat 23rd Jan 2010 21:14 GMT
Bplus would have us rate the Wii as 128-bit. If they ever decide to embarrass themselves with a sequel on DSiWare, you'll get their answer regard that system as well.
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11. Posted: Sat 23rd Jan 2010 21:25 GMT
As a professional software engineer with a strong bent toward computer science who's attempted to clarify the "bitness" of systems a number of times in the past; I can say this beyond a shadow of a doubt:
I don't know whether to laugh or cry about this thread....
(For the record, "bits" was never a proper category for classification. It was simply convenient during a period of incredible hardware advances.)
Edited on Sat 23rd January, 2010 @ 21:26 by thewiirocks
12. Posted: Mon 25th Jan 2010 01:55 GMT
GB: 8-bitGBC: 16-bitGBA: 32-bitDS: 64-bitAt least thats what I've heard.
I think DS is a bit more than 64-bit, the character models and enviorments are a lot more detailed than the N64 just more pixely. (Look at SM64 DS the character models and emviorments are way better than SM64 on N64 just more pixely.
Edited on Mon 25th January, 2010 @ 01:59 by mastersworddude
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13. Posted: Mon 25th Jan 2010 03:30 GMT
what motherboard does the dsi have? i know the dsi would be more epic with a ASUS MOTHERBOARD.
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14. Posted: Tue 26th Jan 2010 06:36 GMT
Good grief. Are you people still arguing over this?
GB/GBC: 8 bitGBA: 32 bitDS: 32 bitDSi: 32 bitWii: 32 bitXBox 360: 64 bitPS3: 64 bit
Sensing a pattern? The only thing that "bits" refers to is the size of the number that can be computed. Once we got to 32-bit, things were "good enough". 64-bit is about as far as anyone wants to waste the silicon on. Anything more is just a useless overkill. (+/- specialized tasks like scientific work and SIMD processing.)
(Note that the 360 and PS3 might actually be considered 32-bit. But I'm tired at the moment and don't have the energy to go track down the specs to verify if they're using 32-bit or 64-bit PowerPC cores. )
I'm fairly certain that the mainboard has "Nintendo" stamped on it. They have hardware engineers too, you know...
15. Posted: Tue 2nd Feb 2010 03:53 GMT
How does the DS play N64 games? Is it really 7 times more powerful?
Edited on Tue 2nd February, 2010 @ 03:54 by Pastry
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