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Any chance of getting a similar shot from the DSLite and PhatDS for comparison?

cpu speed

ARM11 cpu (319-512 mhz) Really that powerful huh? damm wolfmanz51


Re: cpu speed, and other ARM issues

Actually that would seem to be in error -- we need some better sourcing on this, and some more investigation of the actual specifications of the CPU. According to ARM's own website [1], the DSi contains an ARM7 and an ARM9, much like the original DS (so we'd have to assume that both of those are incorporated into the single chip). I've never seen the claim of ARM11 anywhere except on this wiki.

As for the 133mhz, that does seem to be confirmed -- an employee from Opera who worked on the browser for the system mentions that clock speed in an article here [2]. It's still unclear, however, which processor we're talking about -- I've seen it claimed that it actually has an ARM7 running at 66mhz and an ARM9 running at 133mhz, but no confirmation I can find from a legitimate source.

I would also like to know if there is any real confirmation of the existence of a "compatibility mode" in which the CPU is essentially throttled to half speed. That certainly makes sense, given what we can gather of the CPU's abilities, but I've never seen any source for it.

We really need to sort these basic hardware questions out. --Jwario 15:13, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Do we? Knowing the exact clock speed doesn't really help us do much. That being said, I have heard confirmation of the compatibility mode from "reliable sources", and that's probably the best you should expect to see for a while. -- Bushing 11:48, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
I hope this helps. Sadly, its the only thing I can find. [3] FMF 04:47, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
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