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

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  1. Frankbel

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    I hope that they increase the size of the screen in the switch pro refresh ultra.
     
  2. DeoNaught

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    I disagree, Alot of people play Switch in handheld mode, Only time I do it is for Competitive games and multiplayer gaming. in my household I'm the only with a switch, My sister is thinking of getting one, and She's the type of person who plays pretty much in handheld mode. a lower price point, and no dock is a big audience I think Nintendo is striking a chord with them.

    It's not anti consumer if you give them what they want.

    I think so too, but I don't think it's the pro version, Just another silent upgrade. IDK where I read it, but the OG switch cpu's aren't available anymore, so they are going to use the ones in the switch now, which means better battery life and better cooling iirc
     
  3. Obveron

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    Nah it's the 7nm tegra x1 revision T210B01. Should run a bit cooler and get better battery life. Potentially more overlcocking headroom. It's what is in the lite, not a significant enough upgrade to be the pro.
     
  4. darkshadow1997

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    So there is not going to be a new switch hardware other than the lite model? So should I get a switch now?
     
  5. Erxkum

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    If you want a hackable switch, yes.
     
  6. _hexkyz_

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    Just a minor correction: the new models will have LPDDR4x instead of the current LPDDR4 (and not DDR3).
    LPDDR4x is still LPDDR4 but it is much more power efficient due to being able to work at lower voltages. There's also plans to bring 10nm chips.

    I probably should have used a different term than "New" ("Refresh" or "Upgrade" would indeed fit better) as everything indicates the unit will be pretty much the same Switch we know but with an upgraded SoC, better RAM, slightly faster GPU and maybe more storage (still unclear).
     
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  7. Erxkum

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    We'll see when they release it, it will probably have a different coding on the box.
     
  8. EvilMakiPR

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    Theres that one and the Next Gen TEGRA that NVIDIA is working on.
     
  9. tbb043

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    *United States'
     
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  10. Megadriver94

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    Who knows? maybe we will get the Switch Pro. Or maybe it will be called the Switch XL...
     
  11. netovsk

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    Either way it still won't be running 9 out of 10 AAA releases so might as well get the lite.
     
  12. WhiteMaze

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    I wholeheartedly disagree. I do not recall virtually any meaningful amount of people, asking for a version of this console that does not dock, does not detach the joycons and with a smaller screen..

    This is a downgrade, not an upgrade.

    However I do recall, legions of people
    both online and offline, begging for a Switch Pro. A new more powerful switch that can handle new games and older games better.

    The only reason this new version was released, is to offer a lower price point than the original. In other words, the original Switch is still the premium model.

    What Nintendo should have done, was release the new Switch Pro, while dropping the price of the older model to $200.

    That, would have sold both models and it gives everyone what they want.
     
  13. Erxkum

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    You're right, no one asked for it, but after seeing it for what it is and being a father, I'm now interested on the lite, to say there's no market for this is being blind.
    I can bet with you that Nintendo will release a Switch Pro, because Nintendo knows it can't get by without third parties and for that it needs hardware capable of downgraded ports of PS5 and xbox next, I just think Nintendo is going to release the lite this year to meet their objective of more than one switch per household by Christmas, and you know the lite is going to sell like crazy on Christmas.

    Then the silent hardware revision will make after-Christmas Flagship Switch re-stock a more stable console that will give less problems regarding hardware heat, fix the hack exploit and probably cost them less to make.

    My bet is the Switch Pro will be announced for 2021, but I could be wrong and Nintendo may want to release a Switch Pro before 2020 Christmas in order to share Christmas sales with the PS5/xbox next.
     
  14. WhiteMaze

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    I understand your point. However it still makes the Switch Lite unnecessary. Like I said previously, the same Christmas sales would be there, if a significant price drop was announced for the original Switch, while introducing the new Switch Pro. If anything, that combination would make far more money than the Switch Lite on its own. Especially around Christmas.

    Which brings me to my original point: Nintendo is doing this, to sell the original Switch stock still on shelves at full price, because there's still a lot of unsold Switches, before releasing the Switch Pro. In other words, Nintendo is deliberately holding back the new Switch everyone wants for yesterday, for the sake of full price sales on older technology.

    That is completely anti-consumer and only looking after themselves. Sales first, consumer second.

    I cannot look past this.
     
  15. ZachyCatGames

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    Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experienc

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    *LPDDR4 to LPDDR4X, and clocks speeds aren't changed
    edit: just noticed hexkyz already responded kek
     
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  16. 71r3n

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    Everyones talkin bout switch light unneedet, but what about all the 3ds ppl? On a serious sidenote: when do you ppl got your first gameboy (yeah, im talkin bout that onld klunky grey box with the green screen)? What was its price back then? And thats why you got a gameboy as a kid, and a snes a good bit later. :D
    If its realy hitting the marked for 199$ (and maybe even 199€ in europe) then this thing will get sold out even faster then the 3ds...
     
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  17. ikithme

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    You're comparing a console against a portable mini PC... Not really a fair comparison in the first place.
     
  18. 71r3n

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    Yeah... for the GPD win. Like said before, you could get one main switch, one second hacked switch and a switch lite for that damn price. In no wait does anything weight for the GPD.
    And if you read about the games and how they are mostly modded (downsclaing textures etc) then u will see, that its indeed unfair... for the GPD. :P
     
  19. Waygeek

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    How did this idea even occur to you, one is a 300 quid device, the other is twice that at least. An idea so dumbfounding it completely derailed the thread...

    Very likely. A lot of Nintendo's handheld hardware/revisions launched with a Zelda.
     
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  20. Pipistrele

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    GPD WIN devices always struck me as some of those impressive-but-impractical pieces of hardware that usually outstay their welcome in a month or so. Running modern-ish PC games on a handheld is a fun idea on surface, but battery life is all over the place (especially with that x86 processor), specs are quick to get outdated (which hits PC devices much harder than console ones), and if you break something on this thing, it's going to be a hell to repair. Where Switch can't stand up in specs, it can stand up in just being more usable all around.
     
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