Ultimately, how powerful is the Switch GPU?

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    Seeing this was a thing back then, I wonder if the jury has given a verdict on the switch's capabilities.
     


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    It's pretty average. I would never say it has an abundance of power. Nor would I say it has a lot of power.

    It has enough power to get the types of games Nintendo make, made.
     
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    Rumors were of it being significantly powerful if compared to current home consoles.
     
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    So was everyone, till someone decapped the chip to look at it and determined it looks exactly like an x1.
     
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    It is the most powerful consumer retail portable gaming system ever made...

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  8. Xzi

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    Like 2x the power of Wii U docked, 5x the power of Vita as a portable. Initially I expected more as well, but that was unrealistic. To get XB1/PS4 power in a laptop costs you at least $1000, and the form factor is considerably larger.
     
  9. Thirty3Three

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    but my old pc was more powerful than my ps4 and cost about 700 :O

    And now I've got a top-of-the-line gaming PC :P
     
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    Just one of my GPUs costs more than your entire PC.

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    Well yeah that's a full desktop PC. Blows even Pro and Scorpio out of the water, but it's useless for portable gaming.
     
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    I can only seem to find benchmarks for programs, and of course most are for mobile devices as well. But it seems pretty powerful for a handheld. I'm happy with it if docked it can play games at 1080p. Honestly if I want graphic fidelity I just play on PC. I like how games look on Nintendo consoles, always have. But at the end of the day I play mostly multiplayer games and I'd rather content and performance over looks, but once I'm in it, I don't notice how pretty something is.
     
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    mine was a laptop :O

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    That's always fun. But my new laptop is top (get it? LAWLLLLLIO) of the line:)

    Well, more or less. Not tippity top, but it's got Nvidia GTX 1070, and other neato stuffzzzz.
     
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    With a GTX 1070? Must've been a good sale. Still more than twice the cost of a Switch and at least 4x the size, I'm sure.
     
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    oh, no no no. My new one has the GTX 1070. My old one didn't. But was still surperior to the PS4/XBone.
     
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    Yeah I suppose it's not hard to beat out 1.8TFlops with any semi-modern full GPU. Would've had to be Intel HD or something to be worse.
     
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    What the hell do you people expect a mobile device to have, a freaking GTX 1080?! :rolleyes:
     
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    Quad SLI TITAN Xp. Anything less is a scam.

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    Clearly :P People have unreasonable demands and expectations for a portable device's hardware. *sigh* A portable with PS4 hardware doesn't exist and will not be cheap once out.
     
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    Well if anyone is interested.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nvidia-tegra-x1&num=2

    From what I can tell, the X1 is nearly as strong as a 5th gen i3 which actually is no slouch. I don't know what it does for graphics, as far as I've seen its not great, but consoles are optimized far greater than PC games and thus it does not matter as much. Point being, they can actually do decent things with this console and it's handheld.
     
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