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Rumour: 3DS Firmware Update Improves Framerate Of Existing Games

TSA: ''Interesting discussion emerging this morning suggesting that the latest Nintendo 3DS firmware update has dramatically improved the performance of a number of existing games – some old, some new – without individual patches.

Something like this happened on the PSP, when the processor was allowed to run at its native speed rather than being underclocked, but users are reporting much better speeds with games like Rayman 3D, Ridge Racer 3D and Sonic Generations.''

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meowthemouse1118d ago

I can confirm that code of princess plays millions of times smoother now.

Ck1x1118d ago (Edited 1118d ago )

Nintendo had currently made one of the CPU's dual cores dedicated to OS functions and it is believed that the Picca GPU is downclocked from 200mhz to134mhz by firmware as well. So if the latest firmware did indeed redirect some extra power from somewhere, it is much welcomed. I noticed when playing FE Awakening that the battery does drain much faster on this game than any other in the past and this is clearly one of the better looking 3ds titles to date. Makes me wonder if this update is coinciding with a soon to be released game for the system that needs the extra power to run properly... (A Metroid Hunters or Zelda 3ds announcement would fit in greatly here!)

bullymangLer1118d ago

Could it be that the 3DS has an update coming that will make it 25% more powerful? i remember something like that.

Nerdmaster1118d ago (Edited 1118d ago )

I hope it increased the framerate of Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed. I was thinking about buying it, but I played the demo and the framerate was absolutely terrible in that game.

lovegames7181118d ago

Are frame rate issues a big problem on the 3ds? Im asking because maybe one day ill get one.

Venox20081118d ago (Edited 1118d ago )

I dont know, I havent any problems about it, maybe its just me, but yea, what I heard Sonic racing not too good, but maybe that's just demo, who knows ... and yes, u should get 3ds, grab XL if u can