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Tegra X1 (Switch GPU?) Throttles To 768 MHz (Eurogamer Correct Again?)

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Looks like Eurogamer was probably correct on these leaked Switch clock speeds they got. 

A user at NeoGaf named MDave has a Nvidia Shield console which has the Tegra X1 (Maxwell) GPU that supposed is powering the Switch too. 

He ran some tests on the chip, and some interesting things popped up ... most notable the chip will run at a full 1 GHz clock speed .... but only for a couple of minutes (even with a fan). It throttles itself down to 768 MHz after a few minutes of running:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=227883703&postcount=8800

So this is probably the max a Tegra X1 can hit in sustainable performance (without overheating). 768 MHz is the exact clock speed Eurogamer got for the Switch in docked mode. 

EDIT: Meant 768 MHz guys, not GHz. Typo. 



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Soundwave said:

Looks like Eurogamer was probably correct on these leaked Switch clock speeds they got. 

A user at NeoGaf named MDave has a Nvidia Shield console which has the Tegra X1 (Maxwell) GPU that supposed is powering the Switch too. 

He ran some tests on the chip, and some interesting things popped up ... most notable the chip will run at a full 1 GHz clock speed .... but only for a couple of minutes (even with a fan). It throttles itself down to 768 GHz after a few minutes of running:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=227883703&postcount=8800

So this is probably the max a Tegra X1 can hit in sustainable performance (without overheating). 768 GHz is the exact clock speed Eurogamer got for the Switch in docked mode. 

That's pretty insane clock speed.



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Yea I don't think there is any doubts about eurogamer's hardware leaks. They got Pro, Scorpio and the Switch's specs right so...



             

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Captain_Yuri said:
Yea I don't think there is any doubts about eurogamer's hardware leaks. They got Pro, Scorpio and the Switch's specs right so.

Hitler was from Europe, can we really trust them??

Damn you StarOcean



It also maybe goes to show that a lot of these benchmarks given for mobile chips are misleading.

All these chips downclock like crazy, if the Tegra X1 in the Shield has to downclock, and that's with a rather large chasis and an active fan for cooling, mobile chips in smartphones or tablets like down clock even lower.



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Soundwave said:

Looks like Eurogamer was probably correct on these leaked Switch clock speeds they got. 

A user at NeoGaf named MDave has a Nvidia Shield console which has the Tegra X1 (Maxwell) GPU that supposed is powering the Switch too. 

He ran some tests on the chip, and some interesting things popped up ... most notable the chip will run at a full 1 GHz clock speed .... but only for a couple of minutes (even with a fan). It throttles itself down to 768 MHz after a few minutes of running:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=227883703&postcount=8800

So this is probably the max a Tegra X1 can hit in sustainable performance (without overheating). 768 MHz is the exact clock speed Eurogamer got for the Switch in docked mode. 

EDIT: Meant 768 MHz guys, not GHz. Typo. 

I believe the same user stated yesterday that the GPU is locked at 641MHz. This is while still supporting various 3rd party games it pushes.



superchunk said:
Soundwave said:

Looks like Eurogamer was probably correct on these leaked Switch clock speeds they got. 

A user at NeoGaf named MDave has a Nvidia Shield console which has the Tegra X1 (Maxwell) GPU that supposed is powering the Switch too. 

He ran some tests on the chip, and some interesting things popped up ... most notable the chip will run at a full 1 GHz clock speed .... but only for a couple of minutes (even with a fan). It throttles itself down to 768 MHz after a few minutes of running:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=227883703&postcount=8800

So this is probably the max a Tegra X1 can hit in sustainable performance (without overheating). 768 MHz is the exact clock speed Eurogamer got for the Switch in docked mode. 

EDIT: Meant 768 MHz guys, not GHz. Typo. 

I believe the same user stated yesterday that the GPU is locked at 641MHz. This is while still supporting various 3rd party games it pushes.

He got the numbers wrong yesterday apparently. 



Soundwave said:
superchunk said:

I believe the same user stated yesterday that the GPU is locked at 641MHz. This is while still supporting various 3rd party games it pushes.

He got the numbers wrong yesterday apparently. 

I thought your OP was focused on CPU while yesterday he was definitely referring to GPU, or am I wrong?



It throttles for the same reason any other modern chip in the world does it. Heat buildup due to lack of proper cooling.



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Considering their credibility with leaks from before I don't see why they would be wrong. I don't think this is a way to confirm it; but I guess it does lend them some credibility. Though a lot of people misunderstood it, mainly the fact they didn't confirm Venture Beat.