Nintendo and it’s Nintendo Classic Mini is shaping up to be quite the hit this holiday season with it’s recent release coming this November 11th. Many sites have reported on just how great the console really is as it’s a clear example of various love towards the emulation side and Nintendo classics from yesteryear.
Now. The console isn’t being released properly until this Friday, however a few people have managed to grab one, open the device up and analyse exactly what’s running under the hood of this popular affordable micro console.
The unit was pulled apart and the a picture was posted of the mainboard, which smart Reddit users analysed the picture in full detail and have managed to pull up the hardware specifications of the mainboard and results are actually quite surprising to say the least….
Now, despite the fact that the board looks to be using Linux, you won’t be able to go around using ROMs on the NES Classic Mini with ease. It’s not even confirmed what you can do just yet. You might be able to do a few things if you desolder the flash memory from the motherboard… but that’s a very small few. Since doing that would leave you with little to do with the system, and you’d be better leaving the device alone after that point really.
The original Nintendo Entertainment System ran at around 1.79 Megahertz, and the NES Classic Mini? That’s overclocking it by 7 times over at the very least. That Allwinner R16 has four cores which isn’t exactly a standard set that you’d find back during the NES and it’s limelight. It’s suspected that the extra processing power is being put towards displaying the games in HD and the filters like the CRTV and Pixel Perfect modes that you can use.
It’s surprising to learn just what the NES Classic Mini is packing under the hood and it’s nice to see it’s got a more than decent set up powering things. For the amount you are paying for, it’s a bit surprising for the fact that it’s just being put towards NES games! But it’s good to see the love that Nintendo is giving the unit.
Roll on Friday!