Nintendo possibly upgrading the CPU & storage in the original Switch model, according to report

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  1. lordelan

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    And that's where I agree but I understand why Nintendo made that choice of using ARM.
    Mainly because of battery life I guess.
     
  2. 71r3n

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    Not realy. I think its because there are no good low tdp x86 cpus around. Intel killed their atoms, amd never realy rose into mobile chips, so theres only arm left. And as weve seen in the last years, arm is definitly capable.
     
  3. Hielkenator2

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    This will probably happen within the next year as the switch is being released in china. after that,they would be looking at a new console or upgraded sstem of sorts. The mobile aspect I think will not change as this is Nintendo's Forte atm. still One can always hope for a powerfull system like Microsofts onex or ps5. But most likely Nintendo will also go the route of streaming. Most likely 5g, then cartridges will be a thing of the past ( sadly ). I will be in my 50's when this will happen, I am almost 41 now.....
     
  4. WiikeyHacker

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    I've already upgraded my switch with the 256gb memory storage upgrade so no need for me to buy a new model and I still haven't hacked it and i don't plan too either.
     
  5. ImLEBrAn

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    Long story short, the GPD WIN Max costs $400 more.
     
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    100% agree with this.

    I don't think it's going to be any real performance upgrade, simply the smaller die X1s they're putting in the Switch Lite and that's it. Will probably have slightly better battery life, but I doubt it'll do anything to increase performance in games that just barely run on the Switch.

    I'm sure Nintendo has a Switch Pro planned for some point in 2020 though for sure.
     
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    Urgh... So this is going to be like the New 3DS all over again. I swear, if they do stuff like "Switch Pro exclusive", I'll fucking scream.
     
  8. Bladexdsl

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    guarantee it's coming this is what nintendo does they never change they just keep doing the same shit over and over again whether it be the same rehashed games or hardware.
     
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  9. azoreseuropa

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    I am not getting my hope up at all. I am look forwarding to PS5 so I am fine with what I have - an original Nintendo Switch. Whatever Nintendo wants to do with our original Nintendo is fine. It doesn't matter. 3rd party aren't going to develop AAA games on it because it is underpowered. Only ported from ps3 and some ps4 games. Can't wait for PS5. That's my high hope. :)
     
  10. kumikochan

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    I just find it hilarious when there were talks about the ps4 pro and the xbox one X solely playing newer games on those systems and not the older ones everybody was screaming murder and rape while holding pitchforks and torches. Now when there's some talk about exactly the same thing with Nintendo everybody suddenly wants that and praises the shit out of that ? Nice to see those double standards haven't changed much
     
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  11. 0000ff

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    I wonder if they will call it "The New Switch." Seems to me there might be a variant with a same size screen,and maybe glass instead of plastic. There's definitely room for a Switch XL in the pipeline...
     
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    You mean overclocking will become even more useful?
    [​IMG]
     
  13. D34DL1N3R

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    With the TN's being the superior of the two, despite the majority clamoring over IPS screens because they have better viewing angles. That is the ONLY thing better about them. Everything else is worse. Scanlines and severe black crush? No thanks.
     
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    In that bara manga ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    So you'd rather games that can't run on the original Switch but can on the Switch Pro just not be released at all?
     
  15. Rahkeesh

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    The transition time on IPS is significantly better, sidescrollers with heavy black become an inky mess on TN. Its really the main improvement as far as I'm concerned, albeit less relevant to people playing 3D games mostly.

    Both displays have "scanlines" so not sure what you are talking about there. Only the o2DS uses a grid-style for the top screen.
     
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  17. scroeffie1984

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    cpu gpu upgrade wont happen i think to pricy ! internal mem upgrade yess
     
  18. Clydefrosch

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    They'll just switch to a less compromised chip...
     
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    The New CPU is likely just a minor revision with cooling and power usage improvements (and maybe some security patches) just like almost every other game console ever has had at one point - or several - during their life cycles, Nintendo is not going to stealth-release a Switch Pro.
    I could see them eventually pushing out normal Switch models with 64+ GBs of storage space, though.
     
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  20. D34DL1N3R

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    Agree to disagree on all accounts. :)
     
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