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GPU at least as powerful as PS4 Pro from 2016. So GTX 1060 power level at least.

Last edited by Radek - on 19 January 2020

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Radek said:

GPU at least as powerful as PS4 Pro from 2016. So GTX 1060 power level at least.

PS4 Pro is too much in the mobile space for 2020 unless it is a large device like the iPad Pro (Beating the PS4's CPU is easy, the GPU part is hard because we want to use less than 30 watts max total). We can beat the PS4 easily enough with a 7nm version of a mobile GTX 1650 max q chip however. Who knows what nVidia will launch for laptops later this year, but their slowest chip on 7nm will beat the PS4 easily.



Alistair said:
Radek said:

GPU at least as powerful as PS4 Pro from 2016. So GTX 1060 power level at least.

PS4 Pro is too much in the mobile space for 2020 unless it is a large device like the iPad Pro (Beating the PS4's CPU is easy, the GPU part is hard because we want to use less than 30 watts max total). We can beat the PS4 easily enough with a 7nm version of a mobile GTX 1650 max q chip however. Who knows what nVidia will launch for laptops later this year, but their slowest chip on 7nm will beat the PS4 easily.

Who is talking about 2020? Switch 2 is 2022 at earliest



Radek said:
Alistair said:

PS4 Pro is too much in the mobile space for 2020 unless it is a large device like the iPad Pro (Beating the PS4's CPU is easy, the GPU part is hard because we want to use less than 30 watts max total). We can beat the PS4 easily enough with a 7nm version of a mobile GTX 1650 max q chip however. Who knows what nVidia will launch for laptops later this year, but their slowest chip on 7nm will beat the PS4 easily.

Who is talking about 2020? Switch 2 is 2022 at earliest

There's no point in waiting. 7nm tech and nVidia's new design are launching this year. We can double the PS4's CPU and equal the GPU, that sound great for $350.



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Alistair said:
Radek said:

Who is talking about 2020? Switch 2 is 2022 at earliest

There's no point in waiting. 7nm tech and nVidia's new design are launching this year. We can double the PS4's CPU and equal the GPU, that sound great for $350.

What? You want Nintendo to launch next gen console after barely 3 years?



Radek said:
Alistair said:

There's no point in waiting. 7nm tech and nVidia's new design are launching this year. We can double the PS4's CPU and equal the GPU, that sound great for $350.

What? You want Nintendo to launch next gen console after barely 3 years?

Yes. Same as PS4 pro. The Switch was based on the 2014 Samsung Note 4's CPU, so actually it will have been 6 years since those ARM A57 cores released. nVidia also didn't purpose build the Tegra X1 for the Switch, it was a reject chip because 16nm was delayed. Change the Arm A57 to Arm A76, and double the GPU cores while updating to Pascal or Turing cores. It won't even cost any extra money. It will be the same as any $300 Chinese phone in 2020. That's not a lot to ask.



Alistair said:
Radek said:

What? You want Nintendo to launch next gen console after barely 3 years?

Yes. Same as PS4 pro. The Switch was based on the 2014 Samsung Note 4's CPU, so actually it will have been 6 years since those ARM A57 cores released. nVidia also didn't purpose build the Tegra X1 for the Switch, it was a reject chip because 16nm was delayed. Switch the Arm A57 to Arm A76, and double the GPU cores while updating to Pascal or Turing cores.

We are talking about Switch 2 here, not Switch Pro... look at the thread title...



Radek said:
Alistair said:

Yes. Same as PS4 pro. The Switch was based on the 2014 Samsung Note 4's CPU, so actually it will have been 6 years since those ARM A57 cores released. nVidia also didn't purpose build the Tegra X1 for the Switch, it was a reject chip because 16nm was delayed. Switch the Arm A57 to Arm A76, and double the GPU cores while updating to Pascal or Turing cores.

We are talking about Switch 2 here, not Switch Pro... look at the thread title...

It is 3 years later just like Sony felt the need to release another console, same for Nintendo. It is the same thing. The point of calling it PS4 Pro or Xbox One X is that games were back and forward compatible. Do the same thing with the Switch 2, it doesn't matter what you call it. I like Super Switch myself.

The Xbox One X is 4x faster than the original Xbox One, it's not called the Xbox Pro either.



A good online. A fucking good online. I would also like more things. But really Nintendo just give me this. PLEASE.



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