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    The inevitable has happened, albeit earlier than expected; there are teardown pictures of the Switch!

    A Chinese forum has some interesting information, involving Nintendo's latest console. Another person has gotten their hands on an early Switch, and they've taken the system apart, showcasing what's under the hood of the Nintendo Switch. There's not too much information on it yet, as it's all in Chinese, but here's what's been uncovered right now:

    Notably, the Switch shares a very, very similar SoC with the 2017 edition of the Nvidia Shield TV. You can see the photo of that comparison here. More images are below.

    Pictures of the a seemingly legit complete teardown of the Nintendo Switch has been leaked on a Chinese forum today. They are all below, for your visual pleasure:

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    Looks like more than one lucky buyer got his/her order before the scheduled release date! :)

    Special thanks to @Mr Objection for pointing this out to us! :yay:

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  3. Thunder Hawk

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    It was only a matter of time. :)
    It looks like some of the connections don't have labels... oh well.
     
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    I saw a video from a YouTuber on this news just a few minutes ago.I hope they publish the specs for it from the teardown.
     
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    Any info about the CPU/GPU specs? (That German site said it was an X2, but it is certainly a fake)
     
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    They haven't revealed the specs from the teardown only pictures.There is also the rumoured specs but we all know about that.
     
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    Switch NAND mod when? (obvious joke)
    It's quite surprising to see how these things are just appearing out of the blue...
     
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    As the switch comes closer to launch more leaks will come up.What is true and what isn't we can only know after getting the actual thing in our hands and someone does the teardown like digital foundry or something
     
  9. kingraa777

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    how the hell are people getting them now?
     
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    Nintendo calls the switch which neogaf user hiphoptherobot got as stolen and also state that some other switchs got stolen. Whether this is true or not no one knows.Maybe the guys who did the teardown have a devkit.Who knows at this point
     
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    Added in a bit about how the Switch has a near-exact same SoC as the 2017 Nvidia Shield TV. I wonder when we're going to get specific specs for the Switch.
     
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    I was very hyped when I saw this.
     
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    I've never seen a fan cooler that small before. Heck I've never seen a SoC cooler in a handheld before only passive cooling. This is good because it would mean much less throttling of the SoC so when gaming performance doesn't drop when the Switch gets too hot.
     
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    I reported on something first? well that's a first. https://gbatemp.net/threads/switch-console-breakdown.461646/

    I am curious how close to the Shield 2017 it is though. Since it's running its own OS and doesn't have to go through a layer of android, hopefully that means they can leverage better results than the shield.
     
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    Obsolete hw...
     
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    My guess is that it is the same way movies and T.V shows get leaked online before release. Usually trucks or other vehicles deliver the goods and they get robbed...Or Nintendo made a terrible...terrible mistake
     
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    wouldn't this hardware be from 2016? Or do you just mean it's not top-of-the-line? There's a difference between cutting edge and top-of-the-line.
     
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    This is fun to watch
     
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    This doesn't look like Nintendo hardware - they tend to mark their SoC's and boards. It don't see a single Nintendo mark on there anywhere. As for the SoC size, it doesn't mean anything - if Nintendo went with FinFET, the cores would be significantly smaller than on the X1, so you can pack significantly more into the exact same package.
     
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    This is a supplier. The mark is actually a store on Taobao and this is likely from Foxconn.
     
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