Recently R4i gold 3DS Deluxe Edition and 3DSLink appear and they can also play 3DS roms. Then by reading posts on Gbatemp, we can see that many people may think that they are just clones of Gateway 3DS card. But some professional players said that the chip design of R4i gold 3DS Deluxe Edition is different from Gateway 3DS card.
1. Here are the chips of R4i gold 3DS Deluxe Edition the gold cartridge and Gateway 3DS red one from their official reseller Dwtechz.com:
We can see that both of them have Actel chip, but in different designs in the chip board.
2. The R4i gold 3DS blue card is different from the one of Gateway 3DS
a. R4i gold 3DS blue card enable real-time save, ramble pak, and WiFi games.
b. R4i gold 3DS blue card is compatible with 3DS
6.3.0-12, while Gateway 3DS blue card
only for 6.1.0.
The same points of them lie in the compatibility for 3DS 4.1—4.5. R4i gold 3DS Deluxe Edition firmware 2.0 released several days ago can allow firmware spoofing and region unlock. Gateway 3DS firmware 2.0 will release soon for more new features. We are looking forwards to more amazing functions from them!