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    Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

    Handheld, docking, cartridge-based system will become available in March 2017.
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    Re: Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

    Oh dear, as i expected.....another generation without a Nintendo machine worth buying.
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    Re: Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

    Yet another boring, underpowered failure that the fanboys are going to defend as if it was their life and anyone with half a brain left won't touch.
    Rinse and repeat in 4-5 years with 0 price drops in between..

    In other words: Welcome to the world of Nintendo.

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    Re: Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

    At least Nvidia got a win for Tegra!!

    Having said that,it will be quite interesting to see how fast it is. The PS Vita is not far off a PS3. If the SOC is suitably powerful it might make it faster than a Wii U.
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    Re: Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

    Custom Tegra chip apparently. Hopefully closer to Tegra 2 than 1..

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    Re: Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hand View Post
    Custom Tegra chip apparently. Hopefully closer to Tegra 2 than 1..
    I suspect it might be a Parker derived chip:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/10596/...parker-details

    So a Pascal GPU and a Denver CPU.

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    Re: Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

    They'd do better re-releasing the SNES

    And that's not even a joke.

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    Re: Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I suspect it might be a Parker derived chip:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/10596/...parker-details

    So a Pascal GPU and a Denver CPU.
    My sources say it's definitely using a Cortex core, not Denver.

    Which makes it X1.

    Maxwell GPU, ~830M

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    Re: Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

    Have I just missed a source for it being a Tegra chip, or has that come from somewhere else? Can't see it anywhere in this article or the linked blog post...

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    Re: Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Have I just missed a source for it being a Tegra chip, or has that come from somewhere else? Can't see it anywhere in this article or the linked blog post...
    https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2016/1...ntendo-switch/

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    Re: Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

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    My sources say it's definitely using a Cortex core, not Denver.

    Which makes it X1.

    Maxwell GPU, ~830M
    Probably a bit quicker due to the DDR4 interface I suspect?? That should make it faster than the AMD Latte chip in the Wii U whilst supporting a much new featureset.

    I suspect Nintendo is going this way since their handheld consoles seem to still be doing OK.

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    Re: Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

    Nice. Now all I need to see are the games.

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    Re: Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

    If it's X1, then it's 500 GFLOPS - not even 2x Wii U. Nobody measures 16-bit FP operations, although they might make it a bit faster in certain places.

    Great for a handheld. But let's be honest, this is a handheld, it's the new replace-all for 3DS, DS, etc.

    Nah, I think it's a custom Tegra, like Nvidia say. 512-cores. Denver+A53. 800 GFLOPS+.

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    Re: Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

    Could be an interesting thing, it's nice to see a tablet focused on ergonomics rather than thinness.

    I suspect make or break for it will be the rest of the platform. If it's gaming-only or lousy at general tablet stuff then I'd find it a lot less tempting.

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    Re: Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

    Haven't owned a Nintendo console since the N64 but this is tempting. It's tempting because rather than try and compete with the power of PC gaming it complements it and fills in the gaps:

    A powerful handheld with the nintendo IPs, ease of portability and controls which facilitate easy co-op make this look quite attractive for me (Though i do see it more as a handheld than anything else). Throw in some decent multimedia capabilities and i'll be all for it.

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    Re: Nintendo Switch revealed in official demonstration video

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    If it's X1, then it's 500 GFLOPS - not even 2x Wii U. Nobody measures 16-bit FP operations, although they might make it a bit faster in certain places.

    Great for a handheld. But let's be honest, this is a handheld, it's the new replace-all for 3DS, DS, etc.

    Nah, I think it's a custom Tegra, like Nvidia say. 512-cores. Denver+A53. 800 GFLOPS+.
    It's not Denver.

    So either it's X1, or some magical specially created chip with Cortex CPU & post-Maxwell GPU. The former is MUCH more likely, given the thermal concerns of this going in a tablet.

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