SNES Mini Teardown Confirms The Console Uses Identical Tech As NES Mini

The long-awaited SNES Mini launches in just a few days and the people over at Eurogamer have cracked open the shell of one and have confirmed that it uses tech not too dissimilar to that of the NES Mini. The mainboard inside is almost identical to the one found in the NES Mini. They’ve also given us a run-down of what powers the SNES Mini and I’ve included those details beneath the pictures.

Check out the photos below (SNES Mini / NES Mini):

Here are some details of what is powering the SNES Mini:

  • Uses a Allwinner R16 SoC (system on chip), featuring four ARM Cortex A7s paired with an ARM Mali 400 MP2 GPU
  • Hynix provides the single memory chip – a 256MB DDR3 module
  • 512MB of NAND storage

Although not terribly surprising that the same tech is being utilised, it’s still interesting to see the comparison.

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