1. WaffleRaccoon

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    Would the new Switch Model be worth buying? I have a normal Switch that is modded and a Switch Lite that is not modded. Would selling my Switch Lite be a good idea so I can get the new model? Also, I don't have plans on modding the new model(If it was moddable) since I already have a Modded Switch.
     
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    Would be great if I can keep my current day 1 switch and only get the new dock - hacked day 1 switch pro :D
     
  3. Socke81

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    Guys didn't you read the post correctly? It's about a Realtek multimedia chip. This is not a GPU! This is about 4k videos and a new chip to decode new codecs. The chip can certainly decode Dolby Sound. Maybe it also has new WiFi.
    But that has nothing to do with the performance of the console. Nintendo might clock the Mariko SoC a bit higher. Then you have 30 FPS in some games instead of 25 FPS. That's it.
     
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    Tegra can already output 4K HDMI so this realtek thing has to be something in the dock. As mentioned it is not going to be a powerful GPU or coprocessor.

    I think anyone expecting something like DLSS upscaling is going to be highly disappointed. This is going to be some m-cable class shit at best.
     
  5. smf

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    Why is that funny? Seems like they told the truth.
     
  6. MasterJ360

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    4K is nice, but you have to be naive to think your going to play 4k in 60fps on a Nintendo console.
     
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    Go ahead, once this model is finally out, the Lite is crap.
     
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    welcome to the 4k Race nintendo took you long enough
     
  9. osaka35

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    so the chip would be upscaling the output, yes? it would be taking the same native output as it does now, and upscaling to output to 4k? I'm fairly sure my reciever probably already does a better upscale of the 1080p signal we get, so I'm not sure of the benefits. unless I'm misunderstanding
     
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    I have a mCable and this thing does not look that good, I hope Nintendo's way is better
     
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    Likely 1080p in portable and upscale to 4k when docked, no way they have native 4k, even on Nintendo or indie titles.
     
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    you got breath of the wild 2 and metroid prime 4 which may come this year or not, who knows.
     
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    Finally what? The idiotic rumors from 2019 about a mythical "Switch Pro" were all completely bullshit.
    And so are these. Like Nintendo is really going to stick an RTX 3060 inside a docking station!
     
  14. subcon959

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    So the Switch stays the same, but the new dock can upscale to 4K? Seems disappointing.
     
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    New Switch.
    New Switch XL.
     
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    Definitely buying. I'll make it my main switch, put the animal crossing one downstairs. I have a normal hackable system that I might keep or sell as well.
     
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    wish it would have been true
     
  18. linuxares

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    Imagine Botw with Raytracing
     
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    Been done, The Wii U version at least.

     
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    I fully expect a 1080p panel for the tablet, 2K at best, and up to 4K docked, that's an optimal price to performance compromise. There's very little point in using an ultra HD panel on a screen this small, not to mention that at high resolutions yields decrease with the physical size (the smaller the pixel the harder it is to manufacture). Seems like the datamine findings somewhat support the theory. I doubt that all we'll see is a new dock too, just based on the interface used to connect the console to the dock. I expect a new SoC, and definitely more memory.
     
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