This's the video used as a presentation of this chip.
According to GAF this's below GC but above Dreamcast with low power consumption and quite cheap, so can we guess something below 200 for the price?
So were talking slightly more powerful then the PSP or on par. I guess thats why Sony isn't itching to release PSP2 the origional PSP has nearly the same power if they released a PSP2 they would need to substantially improve the graphics which isn't possible at a competitive price. Bravo Nintendo I think you just killed Sony's handheld dreams!
PSP is probably still a bit more powerful than this. running at max of 33 million polygons per second, vs the 16 million on 3DS... also, PSP runs around 300mhz vs the 200mhz used by 3DS.
Sony needs to improve game selection, not to increase spec.
now the only question is, how much will Nintendo charge fo this
Uh, you do realize that's just the CPU core of the PSP, right? This is the 3DS' GPU exclusively. We still know nothing about its CPU. You're comparing a CPU to a GPU.
We do not know the specifics of Nintendo's customization of this chip: we know it's not running MSAA (nor is PSP), but is using jittered samples to produce an anti aliasing effect (although I'm not sure that could be compatable with 3D effects). Regardless, every single possible specification of this chip is above the PSP's dedicated GPU by substantial margins, and has significantly improved shader effects.
In other words, unless Nintendo went in and deliberately limited the fixed pipeline in this chip, it's impossible for this to be lower spec than the PSP's equivalent. It's either better, or much better: one of those two.
The base architecture of this chip was not designed until 2006, a year after the PSP released (and the PSP was using chips designed in 2003).