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Rubeus
12-19-2016, 01:12 PM
307.2MHz when it's in portable mode? What kind of performance will you get out of this? Like a PS Vita ?

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Nintendo Switch Specs: CPU and GPU Clock Speeds Reportedly Revealed - ahead of Nintendo's January briefing, a report claims to have new information about the Switch's inner workings.


Following a report last week, we've now possibly learned a little more about the Nintendo Switch's specs. Digital Foundry (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-nintendo-switch-spec-analysis) has the scoop today on the system's CPU and GPU speeds.

According to the site, the CPU power is the same when the Switch is docked and undocked, with the cores running at 1020MHz in both situations. "This ensures that running game logic won't be compromised while gaming on the go: the game simulation itself will remain entirely consistent," the site reported. "The machine's embedded memory controller runs at 1600MHz while docked ... but the default power mode undocked sees this drop to 1331MHz. However, developers can opt to retain full memory bandwidth in their titles should they choose to do so."

The Switch's GPU speed is what might be controversial, Digital Foundry says. This is because, when docked, clock speeds for the system are reportedly locked at 768MHz. As the site points out, this is much lower than the 1 GHz that Nvidia's Shield Android TV runs at in terms of GPU speed.


"But the big surprise from our perspective was the extent to which Nintendo has down-clocked the GPU to hit its thermal and battery life targets," Digital Foundry said. "That's not a typo: it really is 307.2MHz--meaning that in portable mode, Switch runs at exactly 40 percent of the clockspeed of the fully docked device."

Nintendo did not respond to the site's request for comment. Be sure to read Digital Foundry's full report to learn lots more about the Switch's rumored specs and what it might mean for the way the console's games look.

An earlier report from Digital Foundry claimed that the Switch's portable screen has a resolution of 720p and supports multi-touch.

Last week, a report claimed the Switch would use Nvidia's Maxwell graphics processing technology, not the chip-maker's newer Pascal architecture. It was confirmed during the Switch announcement event in October that the console would use a variant of Nvidia's Tegra chip.

The Switch's reported use of the custom Maxwell Tegra apparently means the console will have more than 1 teraflop of performance. This would be well below Project Scorpio (6 teraflops), the PS4 Pro (4.2 teraflops), the standard PS4 (1.8 teraflops), and the standard Xbox One (1.3 teraflops).

Nintendo will officially announce the Switch's specs during an event in January, though we don't know how specific Nintendo plans to get. The event, scheduled for January 12, is also where Nintendo will reveal the console's price and launch lineup, but not necessarily its release date.

We know it's coming sometime in March 2017, but a specific date has not been revealed.


http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-switch-specs-cpu-and-gpu-clock-speeds-rep/1100-6446363/

spider-prime
12-19-2016, 01:23 PM
I'm not expecting this thing to be a monster in specs, but if it can easily play majority of the games on the PS4, I will be surprised and happy. But, again, not expecting it to.

I'm more comparing this to handheld standards that I am as a console. So by that logic, this thing will be the best handheld console everrrrrrrrr!

Rubeus
12-19-2016, 09:35 PM
That 307.2MHz graphic processor speed is just roughly 50% faster than a PS Vita, so don't expect any fancy/pretty graphics on Switch portable mode, it's probably going to be like a PS3 in terms of performance.

Joe Redifer
12-19-2016, 10:45 PM
It's almost as powerful as the original Xbox from the sounds of it. In portable mode it's a little less powerful than the GameCube.

SIGN ME UP!!!!


EDIT: Confused GPU for CPU. Fuck it. Still weaker than a hobo's legs as they meet my baseball bat.

spider-prime
12-20-2016, 01:02 PM
That 307.2MHz graphic processor speed is just roughly 50% faster than a PS Vita, so don't expect any fancy/pretty graphics on Switch portable mode, it's probably going to be like a PS3 in terms of performance.

oh god no! Not the PS3! it had the worse graphics!

Joe Redifer
12-20-2016, 10:02 PM
If the PS3 had gud grfx, then they wouldn't have needed to make a PS4. Duh. Even the PS4 is teh sux because they had to make a professional version with waaaaaaaaaay better graphics. So PS3 is like NES now, only worse.

Escaflowne2001
12-21-2016, 04:51 AM
I'm only getting one for Zelda and the JRPGs really so I'm not to fussed about the graphics department.

Reality
12-21-2016, 07:11 AM
So if it is a PS3 comparably, does this hurt the system from getting Ps4/Xbone games?

spider-prime
12-21-2016, 11:16 AM
So if it is a PS3 comparably, does this hurt the system from getting Ps4/Xbone games?

From what I gathered, while it is going to be weaker, if they down grade some games, it can get the same games.

Apparently, Dark Souls 3 runs on it without any problem, same with Skyrim. But that's according to the devs, without showing real proof, cause the promo video that had skyrim in it was added post production.

It's not like the wii u had bad graphics, so if they are above that, I'm happy.