Nintendo Switch Reveal

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Chary, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Yil

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    You are implying their silicon is nearly identical, same range of power, other components, etc.
    @GerbilSoft Also a direct port is required on similar hardware.
     
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  2. GerbilSoft

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    I didn't say they had 100% identical hardware. I said they had the same CPU.
     
  3. Yil

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    Same archtecture. Does the calculator runs on the same power budget as apple macintosh or sega genesis? Or the same die size, and completely same performance?
     
  4. GerbilSoft

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    I think you're missing the point.

    I used this example to say that nVidia claiming the Switch uses the "same architecture" as their high-end cards doesn't mean it will be identical to their high-end cards. The Genesis example was to show three systems that all use the same CPU (MC68000) but have a completely different range of performance and functionality.
     
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  5. player594

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    And do you think it will not be as powerful? Because it's Nintendo, or because nvidia didn't use the wird "exact"?

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  6. Yil

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    You are the one implying the other two should be able to handle sonic the hedgehog just cause they use the same generation of some architecture and today they are well differentiated. AMD's a57 server chip uses more power than a typical 8 a57 board just with a single core.
    No one is saying that the tegra x2 is faster than gtx 750 ti, let alone 1050 and beyond (However a gtx 1060 at 600MHz is faster and can be managed within a much lower budget thanks to power management).
     
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    The exact line I said: "As an example, the original Macintosh and TI-89 calculator both have the same CPU as the Sega Genesis, but good luck trying to play Sonic on that." If you think this means I'm saying you can play Sonic on a TI-89 just because it has the same CPU, you may want to retake English 101.

    I didn't say it "won't be as powerful". I said that simply having the same architecture as the high-end model does not mean it's going to be the high-end model.

    What's next, is someone going to complain that Switch doesn't have an ARM CPU because ARM is used for laggy cell phone games, and then when I point out that 3DS has an ARM, that I'm lying and trying to claim 3DS is a cell phone?
     
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  8. Yil

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    It sounds like you are being sarcastic.
    As far as I know android is much less laggy than win 10. I once had a x86 tablet, does that make it a pc?
     
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  9. Veho

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    Yes. By definition.
     
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    LMFAO You sir are riot. By your logic a Windows 10 tablet is the same as an antikythera mechanism.

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  11. GerbilSoft

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    An x86 tablet with standard BIOS/UEFI that allows for any OS to be installed is definitely a PC.

    On the other hand, an x86 tablet that's locked down to only run worthless apps is not a PC; it's a toy. (I don't know if there are any x86 tablets like this; there are definitely locked-down ARM tablets, though.)
     
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  12. Yil

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    It's not even that. My tablet runs on android x86 with atom.
     
  13. SomecallmeBerto

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    Still a PC....a locked down PC but a PC nonetheless.
     
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    Your being to literal with the PC definition.

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  15. Veho

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    No. I really don't see how that follows from what I said.
     
  16. player594

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    Your saying a tablet is a computer. It's not really, it more of a personal media device. Your not going to sit down and write out complex programs on it when its eaier to use an actual PC.

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  17. Veho

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    So your definition of PC is "comfortable to use"?
     
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  18. player594

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    No my "definition" of a tablet is a device for entertainment use and portability. PCs "in general" are use for constructive purposes.

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    That's one way of putting it with the use of metaphor.
     
  20. player594

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    My point is. The Switch is a game console with portability. Chips designed for it are not the same as for computers. That does not mean it's not going to be powerful. They are optimized for the software that they are going to be used with. Programming changes over the years. You can even run a Windows like variant in a web browser. Be it an old Windows version but still.
    Come January we will find out what the Switch is working with and whether or not it will be up to the power hungry fools standards or not. If it's not to of the line probably not. I could care less as long as the games are fun.

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