they say the 3gs is way powerful then the psp !

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  1. joni99

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    http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/01/carmack-says-iphone-is-more-powerful-than-a-nintendo-ds-and-psp/
     
  4. don_k

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    iPhone has SGX535 (28 MPolys/s) instead of SGX520 (7 MPolys/s)
     
  5. Ajg3

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    So what does all that mean
     
  6. Vester

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    it means the iPhone 3Gs is way better than the PSP and DS
     
  7. CaseyLay

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    I hope they make an iPod Touch that good. Although, I heard there would be an HD one coming soon this next year. Is that right?
     
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    I really dont even care... the iPhone has better games and better prices. That settles it all.:D
     
  10. kenzhj77

    kenzhj77 Well-Known Member

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    Correction, iPhone has better casual games and better price. PSP has better quality games.
     
  11. 5jusername

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    i have a psp and 4 or 5 "quality games". half the games on the psp are really really bad. 2009 and 2010 might change that, with AC, LBP, MS, MGS, etc

    the app store has a lot of great portable games, but it is also filled with a ton of crap :D
     
  12. Clymos

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    Correction it has better prices period. There are non casual games on the iphone, and ton with better quality and lower price than some junk on PSP or DS.
     
  13. don_k

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    #13 don_k, Jul 19, 2009
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    "iPhone developers, however, have discovered that the iPhone 3GS has extension files named "IMGSGX535GLDriver" suggesting that the new iPhone uses the more powerful graphics processor intended for "high end" mobile devices. This may not be entirely conclusive evidence by itself but it is consistent with a report from a Anandtech commenter who claims to have heard directly from Apple engineers at WWDC that the iPhone 3GS does indeed use the SGX 535."

    http://www.macrumors.com/2009/06/25/iphone-3gs-has-more-powerful-powervr-sgx-535-gpu/
     
  14. iStephen

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    You're right they have some longer games, but i'd i still take the iPhone over PSP any day, especially with the small devs that make great games and care about customers
     
  15. Pug4Death

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    Agreed. That's why I've noticed that I've been playing my iPod rarely, even though I have an entire stash of the most popular games installed.

    I believe the iPhone has potential,but doesn't compete with the DSi or PSP; maybe with the PSP Go. We'll see.
     
  16. don_k

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    I'd take iPhone over PSP any day because I always have it with me plus I don't look like a nerd playing it in public. It's a convergence device at its finest.
     
  17. NomaD

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    i thought that was the zune?
     
  18. The Game Reaper

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    You can't honestly expect to compare software from a long running platform to one that was just launched a year ago, and remember the iPhone launched as a phone, not as a mobile gaming platform.
     
  19. Frand

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    These threads keep on popping in again and again.

    It's just wrong to compare numbers between the PSP and iPhone and expect them to have any relation to the real world performance. Theoretical polygon throughput of any 3D chip is always limited by the other features of the hardware, like memory bandwidth, local vs. shared memory etc.

    PSP has the edge over the original iPhone in polygon throughput, fillrate and memory bandwidth. As a combination of those factors, you see games running at 60fps on PSP which struggle at 15-30fps on the iPhone.

    How the 3GS fits into all this is a bit too soon to say. It's certainly quicker than the original iPods, and shaders are a very nice addition.

    Even then, the thing holding all iPhone games back is not the hardware (even the original hardware) but the marketplace and its tendency to favor $1 games. Debating over which hardware is superior is moot if it doesn't make financial sense to push the limits.
     
  20. joni99

    joni99 Well-Known Member

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    if i want casual games in my iphone i use gpsphone ! +
    the iphone games are so good and fun ! 5 min of gameplay is all i need
     

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