"I want to believe" Switch specs.

Discussion in 'The Edge of the Forum' started by Futurdreamz, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. Futurdreamz

    Futurdreamz GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 15, 2014
    Since we will know nothing for sure until January - or even not until March if Nintendo intends on being vague, lets make up our own specs (ideally somewhat based on what we know and what we think we know) to pass the time.


    6.6" 1080p screen, 60fps target achieved by most games.
    6GB ram, 512MB eDRAM (think Crystalwell) shared by all cores.
    64GB onboard storage, SDXC slot officially supporting 512GB
    CPU more powerful then PS4
    GPU effectively a GTX 1055, more powerful than PS4
    Shortly into console lifespan a "Power Dock" with eGPU equivalent to GTX 1070, makes Switch 4K
    6-7 hour battery life.
    Joy-cons can be switched out with third-party or even personalized ones, such as a Gamecube style or Bowser edition
    Eventually comes in multiple editions, including a Hyrule edition with gold Zelda motif on back and matching Joycons and Dock.
    VC portability - all VC games purchased from other consoles can be redownloaded on the Switch for free or minimal cost.
    Comes with an updated account system with everything we currently have in the free tier, and you can pay a subscription which allows for cloud saves
    NOT ANDROID. But does have a full collection of media apps including Netflix and web browser.
    Last edited by Futurdreamz, Dec 5, 2016
  2. VinLark

    VinLark This machine kills bourgeois sentimentality.

    Jun 11, 2016
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    lol 1080p screen

    720p screen
    1GB of storage
    CPU equal to PS1
    GPU equal to the raspberry pi
    joycons made out of cardboard
    OS with no real online functionality and it's shit
  3. smileyhead

    smileyhead owo TempStyle 2 Dark

    Aug 31, 2015
    CPU equal or better than PS4
    at least 8 GB RAM
    the rest is pretty much the same as the FP.
  4. VinsCool

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    Damn dude, even a WiiU has more power than that! Gotta live the potato specs dream.
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  5. VinLark

    VinLark This machine kills bourgeois sentimentality.

    Jun 11, 2016
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    My life is potato specs

    I'm livin the dream
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  6. foob

    foob GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 26, 2007
    * 3.5 hour battery at mid-level brightness
    * longer-term reliability problems due to heat stresses
    * neither a good home unit nor a compact people will want to carry
    * battery removal that requires more involved disassembly (just like everyone else)
    * hidden easter eggs found in the firmware making fun of Vita's demise
  7. kprovost7314

    kprovost7314 GBAtemp's Official Bara Master

    Dec 24, 2014
    United States
    In that bara manga ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    1. 1080p Screen
    2. Touchscreen
    3. Some futuristic battery so 1080p/touchscreen wont be a problem
    4. Android support for possible Mobile app ports
    5. Extension support for 3rd party controllers/VR/Android Phone
    6. Power fast enough for emu's up to Dolphin/Citra
    7. More Miku
    8. Feature-rich and User-friendly OS
    9. 4-8 GB of RAM
    10. 500GB of space
    11. SDXC going up to 1TB (since SanDisk IS making one of those)

    If any of these were most likely to be real, it would be #5, #6, #8, #9, (probably) #10, and #11.
  8. Jao Chu

    Jao Chu GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 20, 2013
    straya m8
    Slight hardware revision from Wii U sounds achievable, noticing nintendos pattern of console releases since the gamecube.....
  9. Yil

    Yil GBAtemp Addict

    Feb 19, 2014
    6.8'' 1080p, 60Hz 10-point touch screen.
    4 + 2 GB ram, quad a73 + 1280 cuda cores (Volta) @ 2G/ 500MHz on portable, 2.5G/ 1200MHz on Dock. Passive water cooling.
    128GB UFS 2.0. Micro sd support UFS-ii standard up to 1TB.
    5 - 6 hours of battery life.
    Joycons with proper d-pad and custom ones.
    VC subscription.
    Badges awarded by playing the game, while all games come with their respective themes and some addition.
    Separate case for each components that can join together, and able to get in the dock with proper cooling without removing the armor.
    Pressure sensitive stylus (2048) as an accessory.
  10. StarGazerTom

    StarGazerTom GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 2, 2015
    720p screen 60fps target for all games on handheld, 900/1080p 45/30fps on tv. (There REALLY isn't need for any more)
    6-8 hours of battery life
    ability to get the right joycon flipped (I dislike the stick being on top of 1 and bottom on the other)
    Proper online system, preferably free but a small fee of 15 euro for 3 months or 50 for a year would be acceptable too.
    Achievement system.
    VC update, as many games as possible, hopefully a large number of gamecube titles like skies of arcadia, tales of symphonia, etc etc.
    128GB SD card support AT LEAST.
    €45 games. This would make them the cheapest of this generation, potentially pushing more people to get it.
    No more than a €300 price point for the system. I'm not made of money, between now and launch, i'm gonna put somewhere between €25 and €50 on my pre-order each week just to be sure I can have the system.
    Demo's for games. Seriously, so few games these days have demo's. Giving the consumer the chance to check out a game could be a big thing to bring back. It'd show "hey, here's how awesome our game is, we have nothing to hide!".
    And if we're REALLY REALLY LUCKY: Linux support. VERY doubtful, but it'd be a wicked little machine to have Linux on.
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  11. RaMon90

    RaMon90 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 3, 2013
    1080p? Not even ps4 or xone can handle that on most games especially fps 60. No way, lets talk about 720p.
    Last edited by RaMon90, Dec 8, 2016
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  12. Ace212

    Ace212 Advanced Member

    Oct 23, 2016
    United States
    6.5 - 7 inch 720p - 1080p screen, preferably capacitive touch
    Tactile buttons like found on the 3DS
    Analog Triggers
    Performance comparable to or better than the XBox One, so it can at least compete with the current generation of consoles. I don't think it needs PS4 power, but something in that range. There have been rumors of when the switch is docked, it goes into a "overclock mode" which overclocks the system and keeps it cool, letting it have preformance thats very similar to a XBox One. This is something I really want to see.
    Motion Controls, they would be fine to have, but i dont think they are 100% needed.
    exFAT support so you can technically use cards bigger than 32gb
    SDXC support
    6-8 hour battery life
    USB 3.0 HDD support, to store games
    Support to store games on the SD card to take all your games to go, if you wish.
    Replaceable JoyCons, or maybe even let 3rd parties develop them. Id love to see a gamecube controller joycon for sale
    Maybe a good stylus that works like the S-Pen on Samsung Galaxy Note devices
    $250 - $300

    This is what i would like to see the switch become. Good specs, nice price, great storage options, and great games.
  13. Imacaredformy2ds

    Imacaredformy2ds Smartass

    Nov 17, 2016
    iPad mini 4 screen
    Touch ID
    GTX 1080
    Core i7
    128 gb and more space from sd cards
    12 hour battery life
    Can pay 3ds games
    Os is the most optimized os ever
    Last edited by Imacaredformy2ds, Dec 8, 2016 - Reason: I dun fucked up
  14. Deboog

    Deboog GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 22, 2013
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    100 GHz Processor
    4k screen on tablet (supports 8k tv)
    Weighs 3 grams
    Solar Powered for infinite battery life
    OS Mines bitcoins for free money

    source: my uncle works at Nintendo
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  15. DinohScene

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    Lets buy a Switch for 400 quid!
    Half a year to a year later, Lets buy the "power dock" for another 400 quid!
    One year after that, Nintendo releases Switch with build in "power dock"

    Yeah fuck no.
  16. Small Kat

    Small Kat PC addict

    May 24, 2015
    United States
    64 usable gb
    3gb of ram
    gpu= to ps4
    battery life= a little more than the n3ds
  17. Futurdreamz

    Futurdreamz GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 15, 2014
    Dafuk is a "quid"?
  18. Deboog

    Deboog GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 22, 2013
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    It's slang for pound lol. As in £. The British currency.
    It's like saying "20 bucks."
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  19. Futurdreamz

    Futurdreamz GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 15, 2014
    Ah. Well the Switch is potentially leaked at $330CAD (~$300USD), and I doubt the "Power Dock" will cost more, or come out before a year or two has passed (they would want to ensure that developers don't get lazy and fail to optimize for the standalone Switch). A GTX 1070 right now is $400CAD ($360USD), but a) they will go down in price over one or two years b) Nintendo and Nvidia will be using a customized solution and and have control over margins c) a 1070 may not be needed, and something like a $200 GTX 1060 equivalent working with the built in GPU may prove sufficient.

    But these are "I want to believe" specs. I'm going to assume that the Switch is $270USD, and the Power Dock is $180USD
  20. DutchyDutch


    Nov 16, 2014
    720p on the go
    up to 4k on the big screen (which includes media, not per se games)

    GPU basically a 750 ti Overclocked
    CPU quad core with around amd x4 860k/pentium g2358 performance
    4 gb ram
    8GB of expandable storage

    Now I know these specs may seem like not much, but considering it's a handheld AND it's using Nvidia tech which will give an advantage just by being Nvidia.
    Also, 4GB ram is really low for a current gen system... but if the OS is super optimized it should be enough. Maybe the RAM isn't even shared with the GPU.