October 1, 2001

COMPARISON CHART

Dreamcast Saturn PSOne Nintendo 64 PS2 Gamecube
Release Date27/11/199823/11/19943/12/199423/6/19964/3/2000Sept. 2001
CPUHitachi SH42 x Hitachi SH-2R3000A RISCR4300 RISCEmotion Engine + R3000AIBM Gekko PowerPC
MHz20028.633.8693.75294.912400
Main RAM16MB2MB2MB4.5MB32MB ?
Memory Bandwidth800+ MB/sN/A132MB/s500MB/s 3.2GB/s3.2GB/s
Graphics ChipNEC PowerVRDCVDP1 & VDP2Geometry Transfer Engine64bit RISCGraphics SynthesizerCustom ArtX
Video RAM8MB1.5MB1MBN/A4MB ?
GPU Speed100MHz?66 MIPS62.5MHz147.456MHz 200MHz
Resolution*1280 x 1024704 x 480640 x 480640 x 480??
On Screen Colours24 bit32,00024 bit21 bit24 bit?
Sound ChipYamaha ARM7Yamaha FH1ADCPM16bit PCMSPU + CPU?
Sound RAM2MB0.5MB0.5MBN/A2MB ?
Channels6432246448?
Frequency44.1KHz44.1KHz44.1KHz44KHz48KHz?
Data StorageGD-ROMCD-ROMCD-ROMCartridge DVDDVD
CD-ROM Speed12X2X2XN/A24x?
CD-ROM Cache128k512k256kN/A? ?
Capacity1.2GB650MB650MBN/A4.7GB?
Controller Ports42242?
Save Game128k SRAMCart128k SRAMBattery 128k SRAM?
OthersUSB, 33.6k modem, Liquid CoolingInternal Static RAMMPEG card in Asia64DD in late 1999USB, Single DVD + CD-ROM Laser?
* - Resolution may be restricted by televisions used.