[Rumor] Wall Street Journal claims Nintendo will release both an enhanced and budget model Switch

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  1. ZachyCatGames

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    Doubling the CPU speed would have very little impact on battery life and thermals, and I’m guessing they’d use a more modern GPU that’s more power efficient.

    Ugh, they changed display manufacturers again? They should really stop doing this, it creates variances in screen quality JDI Switch screens 4 life. Switching to Sharp doesn’t mean we’ll be getting glass displays.
     
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    Such as? Tegra X2? I don't see it being less of a thermal issue than the current one, or having a higher clockspeed.
     
  3. ZachyCatGames

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    Dunno, I suppose the one from Parker is a possibility ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    Don't know anything about that. Good luck having good battery life, thermals, and keep it at the same price though.
     
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    Keep the Tegra RCM Bug on new models and it's a buy! Eheheheh
     
  6. ZachyCatGames

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    Parker = Tegra X2. The GPU in Parker is more power efficient than the one in Erista (Tegra X1)
     
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    I had no idea, well then. *sigh*
     
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    The only problem I see with the current switch is lack of high quality games. All I see are ports, low quality 3rd party games & indies. I understand that a lot of people like indie games, but me personally, all the indie games on the switch are games I would expect to see on smart phones and tablets, not on a dedicated gaming device. Games such as Zelda show what the switch is capable of, ye
    Did you honestly think mariko would only be a chipset revision? We all knew Nintendo would do a complete revision, better screen and battery life was a given.
     
  9. ZachyCatGames

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    Mariko is literally the same as what we currently have, but with some of the security features back ported from Parker. We literally have FIRM for Mariko systems (thanks Nintendo), this shit has already been confirmed
     
  10. Xzi

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    I'd buy a Tegra X2 Switch in a heartbeat, it'd be a massive upgrade. It would also likely cost somewhere between $500 and $700 (TX2 dev board is $480). That's why I don't see Nintendo going that route so soon.
     
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    you forgot the wii mini

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    having joycons locked to the console will also break games that want you to use them separately like mario party or snipperclips
     
  12. ZachyCatGames

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    They could use a modified version Parker without the denver cpu cores (Ninty probably wouldn't use them anyway), which would probably reduce the price a bit :P

    fwiw Jetson TX1 devkits still cost around $500
     
  13. Xzi

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    About $360.
     
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    From nvidia's website:
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    The only reason I could see for a better switch would be w new screen, now I will say, if soon we hear of a shield 2, I think there's a decent chance of a switch with a new Tegra chip, and also a switch with a 1080p screen. The current tegra chip/shield is getting pretty old, and with reports of an official google tv, I could very well see a shield tv 2 coming.
     
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    If the 3ds had no games... what were those cartridges people were putting into their systems?
     
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    They could release an update for button press rather than gyros...though that'd ruin most of the fun. or just make those limited to the other consoles. Would certainly hamper the fun a bit, eh?
     
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    I know I'm in the minority here but I'd buy a non-portable version that has decent cooling and is either is cheaper than the standard switch OR considerably more powerful.

    I just have zero need for portability, if bought a switch it would sit in dock mode forever, seems like such poor cooling design for a console to be a docked tablet that never leaves its dock.
     
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