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

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  1. Teletron1

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    some leaks coming out about the Switch revision
    8gb of ram
    1080p screen made by Sharp that in dock mode will support 4k
    128gb of internal storage
    no other leaks about main chip
    release date said to be 2020 hopefully with Botw chapter 2
     
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    Don't those GPD Win consoles have horribly programmed firmware? Like 58 Hz refresh rates, analog sticks that don't work and screen tearing?
     
  3. azoreseuropa

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    How are they going to do that ? Tell us to send ours for a upgrade ?
     
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    More than likely you're going to have to buy it yourself
     
  5. azoreseuropa

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    Buy other original Nintendo with an upgrade ?!
     
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    Better have better Joycons
     
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  7. GerbilSoft

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    Literally everything you said here is wrong and/or irrelevant, especially the part where the "1080p" screen magically becomes "4k" when docked.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if they release one under the naming scheme of the "new Nintendo 3DS line."
     
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    It’s kidt cheaper to buy the new version of the X1 in bulk than the old one, and it’ll let Nintendo add a lot of new features with an alternate firmware with the extra power. The nvidia shield and the X1 are very old now, no one is ordering millions of units of it anymore except Nintendo.
     
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    Yeah, that's cool and all, but does it include general system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience?
     
  11. atlboyz_247

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    People shouldn’t compare this to the 3DS upgrade from Old 3DS to New 3DS, it’s more in line with the upgrades that PS3 and Xbox 360 received in a die size reduction and lower heat generation. Performance increases are possible if Nintendo takes advantage of the heat reduction and introduces higher clock speeds for the Switch and by limiting the hardware by its temperature, but that’s not very likely.

    Though, this should mean that the console shouldn’t get as hot as quickly as the original switch to the touch and a marginally better life span as the more heat that is introduced in a console’s life span the shorter it will actually last.

    EDIT: I think it makes sense too as it would be some lackluster news when the PS5 and Xbox Two/Project Scarlett actually makes an appearance to make news of such a marginal upgrade at this time.
     
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  12. Rahkeesh

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    The FCC filing garuntees this is a quiet refresh because it is techinally an update to an existing model. It won't be "new" anything, it won't have additional NAND, just a different type of 32gb, maybe slightly faster access. You won't be able to tell from the box without researching serial numbers.
     
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    Has anyone confirmed that the Switch lite is using T214? Could see a slight fps improvement in some games if that's the case
     
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    "especially the part where the "1080p" screen magically becomes "4k" when docked" I hope you understand when in dock mode TV output will be upscaled to 4k no magic needed just pure science ;)

    it's still unclear if this will be the new base model and the Pro could have even beefier specs such as a sim card slot for 5G and more onboard storage
     
  15. GerbilSoft

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    You said the screen becomes "4K", not the video output. The Tegra X1 already supports "4K", but Nintendo isn't using it.

    Also, a SIM card slot? Not a chance.
     
  16. Sakitoshi

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    with next gen just around the corner is smart to not upgrade the switch and instead think about the next console or nintendo will be biting the dusk and fighting for scraps next gen again.
     
  17. Bladexdsl

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    they gonna call it : Switch-U-Off :creep:
     
  18. Zumoly

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    I don't get why so many want a "Switch Pro".
    The Switch is quite powerful as it is: look at Doom!
    Just wishing for more advanced stuff: left joycon with proper dpad and better analog stick.
     
  19. DeoNaught

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    I really hope this isn't the case, unless it's like "Play in 4K instead of 1080P," like they did for the ps4 pro. I really hated the "new" 3ds, because I already had a 3ds, and I couldn't play "New" 3ds exclusives. When the only difference is faster loading times, and "New 3ds Exclusives"
     
  20. Memoir

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    More CPU overhead as well. Improved 3D functionality and more buttons. The N3DS was definitely worth it as an upgrade.

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    ...because there's newer hardware and more power would definitely be welcome. Especially for games like Doom that can chug along in some instances.
     
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