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

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  1. Zumoly

    Zumoly GBATemp Analyst

    Apr 27, 2018
    Doom plays just fine in handheld imo and I'd say 90% of the time the game isn't well optimized for the system.
  2. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    lol You keep making up these scenarios and generalizing when, just like what happened with the N3ds, people were mad.

    Yeah, not going to happen.
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  3. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    only because it had some serious downgrading. also if you look at a few trailers from this years e3 you'll notice a few games are struggling to keep the fps astral chain is one of them.
  4. BiggieCheese

    BiggieCheese GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 29, 2017
    United States
    It’s probably because we’re so close to the release of next gen consoles while Nintendo’s hardly even gotten started with the Switch. Third party support on it is already pretty mediocre and there’s already quite a few games that aren’t (realistically) able to run on it - If the Xbox Scarlet and PS5 come out and Nintendo doesn’t quickly push out a enhanced model in response, you can pretty much kiss any chance of modern third party games getting ported to the Switch goodbye as the power gap. It’ll only be getting indies and Nintendo’s own games from that point forward.

    And keep in mind that Doom really isn’t a good metric for how Switch ports can be done; the game was designed to maintain a high framerate w/ fast paced combat on the Xbox One and PS4, meaning that it already required heavy concessions to reach that mark on those systems and made a Switch port far more reasonable than average AAA games which typically aren’t aiming for what Doom was trying to do
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  5. EmulateLife

    EmulateLife GBAtemp Addict

    May 30, 2016
    United States
    It'll be strong enough to play Saturn, PS2, Wii and Gamecube games on official OS, but it won't be hackable.
  6. WhiteMaze

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    Nintendo wants to sell the stock of original Switches first. That's the real reason we do not have a Switch Pro yet.

    They went ahead and released the Switch Lite, because it doesn't pose much of a competition to the original. The Switch Lite, is essentially, a downgrade compared to the original Switch. For goodness sake, it's a Switch that doesn't even Switch anymore.

    If they had released a Switch Pro, say goodbye to the thousands of original Switches still on store shelves. No one would buy them unless they were at 50% off.

    I really, really hate Nintendo for this right now. Discusting business practice. Not giving customers what they want didn't go that well last time. I just hope we're not entering another non-consumer-friendly period from Nintendo, now that they are on top of the world again.
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  7. kumikochan

    kumikochan GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 4, 2015
    How is that generalizing when i can show you a million videos on youtube and posts about the fact the ps4 pro was coming out and xbox one X and people were holding out their torches and pitchforks if games would only come out on those systems but now everybody seems to be wanting it when Nintendo would do it ? How is that generalizing when i could see a ton of videos about that topic back when the pro and X were coming out it is a bad thing to split up your consumers but when it comes to Nintendo different standards are kept and not a single video or comment is nagging about that ? Really, am I generalizing ? No, not really.
  8. BiggieCheese

    BiggieCheese GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 29, 2017
    United States
    Unless they pushed it out at an insanely low price point, the original Switch would absolutely still sell well even if a Switch Pro existed alongside it. It’d be no different than the PS4 Pro or Xbox One X’s situation; just like those consoles, a Switch Pro would be aimed towards the market minority (enthusiasts). The vast majority of people would still buy the original or Lite models over it for years to come.
  9. GerbilSoft

    GerbilSoft GBAtemp Addict

    Mar 8, 2012
    United States
    According to hexkyz, both the Switch Lite and the Switch "Refresh" use the Tegra 214. It'll be more power efficient due to the smaller process node, and *might* be slightly faster (DDR4 instead of DDR3, and slightly higher clock speeds), but overall will basically be the exact same thing we have now.

  10. DaveLister

    DaveLister GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 27, 2018
    Yup I'm sitting here poking my radeon VII with a stick.
  11. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

    Jun 25, 2008
    United States
    Angel Grove, CA

    Don't remind me of JXD, I hope that company is long dead.
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  12. renjiVII

    renjiVII Member

    Feb 4, 2015
    British Columbia
    I had my GPD win 2 for almost a year now as one of the early backers and It's still a great nintendo 3ds like PC portable gaming laptop for certain AAA games.
  13. raxadian

    raxadian GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 10, 2018
    I bet ten points on it being mostly anti piracy measures. And just maybe faster loading times. Maybe even a few Switch models with more storage space.
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  14. SSG Vegeta

    SSG Vegeta GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 25, 2013
    United States
    Everyone that bashed the Switch Lite when they read the above artical cough Switch pro [​IMG]

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  15. EvilMakiPR

    EvilMakiPR GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 9, 2013
    No. The Pro its still coming. NVIDIA is preparing the next TEGRA CHIP

    DF called it
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  16. HarvHouHacker

    HarvHouHacker GBAtemp's "Official" Wii Rock Band Hacker

    Mar 24, 2019
    United States
    Right here on good ol' planet Earth!
    Switch Pro is going to be called... Nintendo Switch. :P

    While I still believe the rumors about a differently-branded high-end Switch console coming, this rumored development is interesting. Still doesn't make me want to rush right out there and get one, though. I'm still waiting - and praying - for Nintendo to come to their senses.
  17. Xabring

    Xabring GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 21, 2013
    Somewhere, Earth.
    I think this is done as a massive, hardware version of "stability" upgrades, more than anything.


    Sold mine as soon as I see lot's a rumors about an upgraded one.
    even if there's no new pro one, it will be worth it. Since I don't plan to hack anytime soon and Well, let's Nintendo surprise us.... if leaks aren't involved again.

    Or Metroid Prime 4.
  18. SlasherGamer21

    SlasherGamer21 Member

    Jun 27, 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    Don't mean to be a grammar nazi but its "United States" not "United State's"
  19. Torina

    Torina GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 26, 2018
    A new iteration per year, no more.
    I still didn't swallowed the n3DS exclusives stuff (apple business model).
    A Swith pro would still be a **** move, but players forgive pretty fast (planned obsolescence, DLC, lootboxes, DRM, overpriced ports, metroid prime 4 lure...who gives a ****).
  20. Erxkum

    Erxkum Advanced Member

    Apr 15, 2017
    I'm calling bullshit on the 4k support, why would you even want that?
    This revision will only be for Nintendo's convenience, it will be an invisible revision like the different SNES versions, the main reason for this chip upgrade is most certainly to patch the hack exploit and to use the same chip the lite will be using, I'm guessing it may provide better cooling performance.


    With the upcoming PS5 vand next xbox, I want the switch to keep receiving ports and that will be almost impossible to do with the current switch hardware, I'm perfectly fine with a another N3DS situation where you have tiered game releases where some games only run on N3DS, I'm also torn my 400$ Pokemon GO Switch is going to become the lesser console in a year(if predictions about 2020 switch pro are true), but I'm also ready to start saving for a switch pro, just make it compatible with the joycons, stand and all switch software.
    Last edited by Erxkum, Jul 12, 2019