With E3 2010 nearly upon us, speculation in the gaming industry is starting to ramp up. The 3DS is one of the more mysterious known quantities; Nintendo has announced the 3D portable device and it’s known it will be shown off at E3 2010, but very little else is confirmed about it. In that void has rushed a report that the 3DS is quite powerful indeed.

Nintendo has not revealed any specs for the 3DS system, but expect it to well surpass the Nintendo DS in visual and processor capabilities. To provide stereoscopic 3D effects the system must have the ability to render each game field twice, one for each of the player’s eyes, a technique that will require significant horsepower to produce,” writes Craig Harris. Several developers that have experienced 3DS in its current form have reported, off the record, that it has processing capabilities that far exceed the Nintendo Wii and bring the device with abilities that are close to HD consoles such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

We’ll see for ourselves how accurate this report is come Nintendo’s pre-E3 press conference.

Source: IGN