Nintendo Switch Technical Specifications Discussion

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by TheDarkGreninja, Oct 22, 2016.

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What SoC do you think the Nintendo Switch will use? + Reasons in thread.

Poll closed Jan 10, 2017.
  1. Some sort of Maxwell Chip

    14.1%
  2. A custom Pascal Chip

    46.2%
  3. X2

    15.2%
  4. X1

    10.3%
  5. Its own entirely different thing

    9.8%
  6. Volta SoC (Nvidias next architecture)

    4.3%
  1. Futurdreamz

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    Not a controller, it's a full tablet. granted that's more wattage than even the Microsoft Surface, but mobile mode is problably a little less and it does have fans.
     
  2. TheDarkGreninja
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    So the switch even is really soon, what are your expectations/predictions? Ill update the thread with news as it comes.
     
  3. sarkwalvein

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    I predict that with the event going live at 5 AM I will definitively watch it later. I expect to find forums full of disappointment before I can even watch the video. I guess people will be disappointed because of a lacking initial line up and unpromising third party support and I hope I'm wrong.
     
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    Oh yeah, the USB-C is apparently capable of data transfer, possibly making hacking a lot more accesible. As well as the possibility of moving data to your pc, USB-C does have its ups and downs.
    Initial line up wont be great, I probably wont be picking it up on launch but maybe a few months later if sales are good, never buying a nintendo console on launch ever again, as long as I have breath of the wild on wii u im ok.
     
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    Can you provide details about the UE4 demo you've seen? It's not in the OP.
     
  6. Yil

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    Xavier is made with 16nm, not 7nm while AMD will have Vega 20 ready by then. This suggest Nvidia is behind scedule. So we should get at least 3 years of lifespan before a vr capable refresh.
    I don't think Nintendo will be stupid enough to price the switch at $400 like some recent rumor, but that being CAD(bundle) is not out of the question. Or that one have full set of accessories. But what if the dock and joycon controller frame is not included in the base version?
    At least NA will get botw. Good thing I don't speak French.
    @TheDarkGreninja What if Nintendo betrayed us and the wii u version is terrible? Are you going to pirate it on the wii u?
     
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    I predict they will announce a big preorder discount, this way they will guarantee a huge initial install base, that will make the console instantly interesting for third parties, and later the abundance of first and third party support will make people that missed preordering buy the console at its normal price anyway.

    PS: I am joking.
     
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    I wouldn't even be mad if that was the case
     
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    I could see it being an X1, as Nintendo would probably think that developers would be used to that, (shield TV developers). Hopping that it is an X2 though extra performance in today's console market is always a must
     
  10. Yil

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    X1 cannot do half of UE4 Preset.
     
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    Half of which UE4 Preset?
    Which half? What do you mean?
    Why is your English always so hard to understand?
     
  12. Yil

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    Frames, details, or both. Or rather horse power.
    Cause my linguistic across all Language is s***.
     
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  13. Obveron

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    I want more details about the UE4 demo. What preset? What demo? Links? Source?
     
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    Can someone leak this presentation already? /s
    I don't want to wake up early and watch this from 5AM to whateverAM, also arriving late at work.
    Hell Nintendo, let me be a lazy ass motherfucker and release your event videos at 5PM CET.
    Sure Americans won't be to bothered to watch it at 8AM, and Japanese won't care too much to stay up upto 11PM...
    But 5 AM CET? Why Nintendo? Why?

    > Lazy ass motherfucker logging off...
     
  15. Patodox

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    You are in Argentina?
     
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    Right now I'm in Germany.
    If I were in Argentina it would be so much easier. But there I would be complaining about the internet connection speed:unsure:
    First world problems I suppose.
     
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    At least at 5AM you can wake up earlier and go to work/school, etc
    At 1AM I can go to sleep earlier (I will not wake up at 1AM to see the event), and I will go to sleep at 3AM maybe... the working day will be eternal
     
  18. Yil

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    You need a dev kit and UE4 Master Branch (I believe several dozen bucks a month) for that. And at this point sharing footage online means violating terms with big N, so why should they throw their jobs away.
     
  19. TheDarkGreninja
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    $400 is insane if the dock doesnt come with the base model IT WILL FAIL. Wiiu version seems fine, if there isnt a limited edition or a physical copy I will be pirating it otherwise i wont be.
     
  20. TheDarkGreninja
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    Yeah, its really expensive for master branch im surprised my friend can even or pay for it.