Turning Wi-Fi off fixes lagging in Zelda BoTW and other Switch games

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  1. mironicurse

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    There are wifi realtime operations. I turn off wifi every time I need to use my low-latency audio server in linux to reduce shuttering. Maybe this is somehow related.
     
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    You must be new to technology. Welcome to 2017! It's sweet of you to think of Nintendo as gods, above the rest of everyone else on the landscape in knowledge, power, and future-vision, but alas, they're actually just normal human beings. They have the exact same cycle of updates and bug fixes that literally every single software+hardware release has. See, even here, in the far flung year of the future 2017, a release doesn't mean that the drivers have completely matured. That's like saying once you've graduated college, you're a fully functional adult and there's nothing left to improve upon. Life, and tech, doesn't quite work like that.
     
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    There's nothing inside the dock, of course it doesn't need to be super heavy and premium. Would've been nice to have some soft fabric lining the inside rails, but that's really all the more it needs, no point in sinking more money there. I don't think the joy cons or the system itself feel cheap.
     
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    The XB1S is a fine console, and a refined product. It is not without its problems, but its build quality is better.
    Actually, OFC IMHO, its build quality is way better than the PS4 line, that is not at all a good looker.
    The Switch dock is a joke TBH, but I haven't seen build/functionality problems in the console or in the dock, despite how awful it looks. Of course, I haven't thrown, kicked or scratched with a knife my Switch, neither have I the XB1S, I am not an asshole.
     
  5. Foxi4

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    Yes, it does, because it's the only thing protecting the Switch from the outside world when docked and I don't want it tho be so light that it might tip over at any second. They should've weighed it down and the front part should've been taller to protect the whole screen. More tightly-fitting rubber or fabric lining would've been great as well.
    Very true - while the PS4 is well-designed, the choice of materials leaves a lot to be desired. The plastics are also brittle and low quality compared to the XB1S, I'll freely admit that, and I get called a Sony fanboy around here. I'm genuinely impressed by the S.
     
  6. tbb043

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    You ever used PS4? Talk about crappy Wifi.
     
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    This will sound like a cookie cutter/generic answer. But, move your ps4. I moved mine about a foot to the left and went from barely hitting 1MBps to hitting 60MBps.
     
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    Lag or not, I guess it's wise to turn off Wifi until absolutely necesary anyway if you aren't using it for nuthing.
     
  9. Meteor7

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    I deleted my wifi connection settings to make sure it didn't try to connect while docked, but I haven't seen any performance increase at all. Is there something else I need to be doing?
     
  10. mechagouki

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    This would be more amusing if current pricing in Canada wasn't Switch - $400, XBOX One - $300
     
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    Get a 1080 Ti. /s
     
  12. Pluupy

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    Those are launch prices in USD, not current prices in CAD. You are comparing the launch price of the Switch to the current price of the Xbox One, which is a four-year-old console that only continues to survive sales via bundles.
     
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    If only I could slap my own hardware into the switch.
     
  14. s157

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    Lots of comparison to other consoles for a thread whose original purpose was to inform others how to reduce FPS dips via turning off wifi, which admittedly is odd.

    I find the comparisons distasteful, but as with everyone else it is all opinions. Retroboy sees this as a console that has a handheld function, thus gives it the right to be compared to the latest gen consoles. I personally see it the other way. It is a handheld that can be played as a console. Heck, just today I found out there is a rhythm game that requires it to be play handheld. All my opinions, of course, but currently to me the switch doesn't have a suitable comparison, as there really anything else like it.

    Some of the materials do feel cheap and there are some poor design choices, but that's not the point of this thread here. So back on topic, turning off the Wi-Fi LESSENS the dips, but does not remove it entirely. Here's hoping it gets fixed soon.
     
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    Typical Nintendo fuckery. Can't even QA right and now we don't even get Nintendium. More like Pretendium.
    Seriously. How did nobody catch the "hey guys this game is dropping to 20fps with no good reason"
    Someone actually played it and said "yeah, this is fine."
    It boggles the mind.
     
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    This thread is a cancer. Gbatemp has come a long way...
     
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    IIT we claim that mobile technology can somehow be as strong as a stationary consoles (Ps4/Xbone), with less than 10% of power comsuption (11W docked fully charged while gaming and 15.7W docked with the battery discharged on the switch compared to the 140W while gaming on the Ps4), having a 10h battery life and costing less than 200$
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  18. Captain_N

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    this reminds me of the wii u freeze during game play from miiverse. rememeber the fix was to turn off foreign letters.... I do get only 2-3 bars on 2.4 from wifi
     
  19. RepeatingDigits

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    less than $200? where? cowland?
     
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    I blocked Retro Fanboy early on. I really feel like I found the cure for cancer.
    Hell cowland must have some strong currency.
     
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