Forums - Gaming Discussion - Switch vs WiiU vs Xbox One vs PS4 (Last Update: January 12, 2017)

This is an extension of my original 2011 thread: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=136756

This is NOT a prediction thread, but a simple comparison based on the most up-to-date and reasonably reliable data until valid sources are finalized and printed. I will keep this table up to date as much as possible until its finalized (for NS) in early January. 

 

Name Wii U Switch Xbox One PS4
Project Cafe NX Durango Orbis
CPU

PowerPC Type 750
3 cores @ 1.25GHz

3 cores used in gaming.

For reference:
Wii - 1 core @ 729MHz 750CL
GC - 1 core @ 485MHz 750CXe
So WiiU = same architecture, but faster, 3* cores and 12* cache

Nvidia Tegra SOC
4 cores:
Cortex A57 - 4 cores @ 1GHz
ARMv8 base

3~4 cores used in gaming.

Cortex A57:
48+32 L1 cache per 4 cores
2mb L2 cache per 4 cores

 

AMD APU Fusion "Jaguar CPU"
8 cores @ 1.75GHz
x86-64 base

7 cores used in gaming.

This is technically a merge of two 4-core CPUs. Each quad-core cluster will contain:
32x32 L1 cache per core
2mb L2 cache shared

AMD APU Fusion "Jaguar CPU"
8 cores @ 1.6GHz
x86-64 base

7 cores used in gaming.

This is technically a merge of two 4-core CPUs. Each quad-core cluster will contain:
32x32 L1 cache per core
2mb L2 cache shared

GPU

AMD HD GPGPU

550MHz clock
176GFLOPs

A complete unique design. Not really based on any existing GPU.

Nvidia Tegra SOC

Docked:
768MHz - 400GFLOPs

Portable:
308MHz - 150GFLOPs

"Maxwell" tech

AMD HD GPGPU

853MHz clock
1.31TFLOPs

"Southern Island" tech in APU
~HD7790 GPU

AMD HD GPGPU

800MHz clock
1.84TFLOPs

"Southern Island" tech in APU
~HD7870 GPU

Secondary Processor(s)

ARM Processor
- Utilized for Audio/DSP/Analog to Digital

N/A - audio? Second processors for audio/etc
ARM Processor
- Utilized for background tasks while playing games.
- Utilized in standby mode for any server related tasks.
Memory

2GB RAM (DDR3 - 12.8GB/s)
(1GB for OS)

34MB eDRAM (on GPU)
1MB SRAM (on GPU)

4GB RAM (LPDDR4 - 25.6GB/s)
(800mb for OS)

8GB RAM (DDR3 - 68GB/s)
(3GB for OS)

32MB eSRAM (on GPU - 102GB/s )

8GB RAM (GDDR5 - 176GB/s)
(3GB for OS)

Storage

Int. 8GB / 32GB Flash
Ext. USB2 HDD (<2TB)
SD Card (just for Wii Mode)

32GB Internal Flash
Any size SDHC card
500GB HDD+
500GB HDD+
OS Custom Nintendo UI
App integration
MiiVerse
Nintendo Network  
Nintendo TVii
Nintendo eShop
Video/Voice/text chat

Custom Nintendo UI
App Integration (multi-touch screen)
MiiVerse
Nintendo Network
Nintendo eShop
Video/Voice/Text chat
Social Media Support

Windows 10 core
App integration
Live
Video/Voice/text chat (Skype)
Always On (by setting)
Live TV / Smart TV
DVR Functionality
Picture in Picture functionality

Custom Sony UI
App integration
PSN
Video/Voice/text chat
Always On (by setting)
Gaikai for streamed games
Full Sharing (psn,fb,tw,etc)
In-Game Video Recording

Media

Proprietary Bluray (no movies)
Wii Discs

Cart based games (SD tech)

Bluray

Bluray
Display (games)
up to 1080p
HDMI or Component
up to 1080p
HDMI
up to 1080p
HDMI (in & out)
up to 1080p
HDMI
Controllers 1 Gamepad controllers
4 Pro controllers
4 Wiimotes and all Wii accessories

1 Console
4 JoyCons (built-in battery)
4 Pro Controllers
- touch, extensive joy-con configurations / control options, motion, IR, VR

4 Xbox One Controllers
Kinect 2.0
SmartGlass (all tablet/phone)
4 Dual Shock 4s
4 Moves
3D PSEye
Vita (via wifi/internet)
Other 4 USB 2.0 (2-front, 2-rear)
Fully b/c with Wii
Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz band)
USB 2.0 (2-side) and 3.0 (1-rear)
3~6 hr battery life
Wi-Fi (802.11n)
Ethernet (via adapter)
Non-removable battery
HD Rumble
Play home console games anywhere!
3 USB 3.0 (1-side, 2-rear)
Ethernet
Wi-Fi (802.11n)
Optical Out (audio)

USB 3.0
Ethernet
Wi-Fi (802.11n)
Optical Out (audio)

Launch NA: Nov 18th, 2012
EU/AU: Nov 30th
WW: March 3, 2017 NA: Nov 22nd, 2013
EU/AU: Nov 22nd, 2013 (not all)
JP/rest: 2014
NA: Nov 15th, 2013
EU/AU: Nov 29th, 2013 
JP: Feb 22, 2014
Launch Price 299 and 349 USD
299 and 349 EUR
349 and 429 AUS
25,000Y and 30,000Y

299 USD
279 UK
469 AUS
329 EUR
29,990 JP

499 USD
499 EUR
429 UK
399 USD
399 EUR
349 UK
39,980Y

Latest Sources:
MSony see my referenced thread at top of OP.

Switch: (as more data comes, I'll update this with primary sources)

http://www.nintendo.com/switch 

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=221946
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=222166
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=222211
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1297191
http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/rumor-chinese-factory-worker-leaks-nintendo-switch-33369556/
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=226450498&postcount=4445
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1325344
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegra#Tegra_X1
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-nintendo-switch-spec-analysis
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=223844
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=%2BDOxvkKDs6Sdzbtr9usfyA%3D%3D&fcc_id=BKEHAC001



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When you put this next to the WiiU is crazy how much of an upgrade NS actually is. I really see this as a potentially killer for Nintendo.

Thanks very much superchunk, you did an awesome job. NS is a beast next to the Wii U... absolutely cool upgrade.

I still think it's best to wait for official details, rather than going for what is to be expected since it's no guarantee

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superchunk said:
When you put this next to the WiiU is crazy how much of an upgrade NS actually is. I really see this as a potentially killer for Nintendo.

That's what I instantly thought after checking you chart...



Pretty cool but where did you get 4 Denver cores from?

Shouldn't it be two?

             

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superchunk said:
When you put this next to the WiiU is crazy how much of an upgrade NS actually is. I really see this as a potentially killer for Nintendo.

When you put ps4 vs ps3 you also see  a crazy  upgrade. 

 

 

Yet soo many are saying  it's  underpowered. 

 

Switch is heavily  underpowered



 

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Captain_Yuri said:
Pretty cool but where did you get 4 Denver cores from?

Shouldn't it be two?

Yes, you are right. I should have reread my own sources lol. Thank you for pointing that out.



superchunk said:
Captain_Yuri said:
Pretty cool but where did you get 4 Denver cores from?

Shouldn't it be two?

Yes, you are right. I should have reread my own sources lol. Thank you for pointing that out.

No worries, it happens!



             

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superchunk said:
When you put this next to the WiiU is crazy how much of an upgrade NS actually is. I really see this as a potentially killer for Nintendo.

Exactly, Switch upgrade over Wii U will be very noticeable.