Well it is obvious that the Vita is stronger than an Old 3DS, but what about a New 3DS? Asking this to see which device I should use for emulation (NOT to start a console war). Vita: 1. severely underclocked Cortex A9 CPU* 2. Default clock speed: 333mhz. Max clock speed: 444mhz 3. Quad core 4. Higher resolution meaning more pixels the CPU has to process. *an A9 was designed to be clocked at 2ghz. New 3DS: 1. ARM11 (not sure if underclocked or not) with ARM9 (only used for DS games?) 2. Default clock speed: 268mhz. Max clock speed: 804 mhz 3. Quad core 4. Lower resolution, less pixels to process. The Vita specs looks lower, but I heard people saying that clock speed isn't everything. Plus I am not adding in both system's GPU and RAM.