Thursday, April 6, 2023
I find this interesting. The Nintendo 64 was an extremely popular system but it is at the bottom of the list. I was surprised at just how low the number was.
My NES Classic has a System On a Chip that is 5 gigaflops, but it can't run all N64 games, which is likely a problem with the emulator. The various Raspberry Pi models have similar levels of power and have similar problems.
My iPhone 10 is capable of 500 gigaflops. This is the same as the current model of the Nintendo Switch. It is rumored that Nintendo is going to come out with a new Switch with ten times the power. They have been getting much competition from other handheld devices that are more powerful.
As the iPhone models go up to the iPhone 14, it gradually increases to 1,500 gigaflops.
The Apple M2 GPU is 3.6 teraflops. This is 10% less than the Radeon Pro 570 on my 2017 iMac. By today's standards, the M2 chip would be barely adequate for playing games.