All depends on just what we get with next gen consoles. If we end up with 6 Core Ryzen, 12TFLOP Navi, and 16GB GDDR, then there will be no issue at all making a Portable verision. If we end up with something like 12 Core Ryzen, 18TFLOPs Navi, and 32GB GDDR, then it may be a bit more of a stretch. Just depends on how Sony/Microsoft want to flesh out their ecosystems.
I kinda hope we get a Mobile with 6 Core Ryzen, 3 TFLOPs Navi, and 8GB HBM aiming for 720 -1080p. Then a Base console with 6/12/16GDDR shooting for 1440p, and finally a high end model 12/18/32GDDR aiming for 4K.
Again, what about the power draw? Battery tech hasn't improved too much lately, and the breakthroughs that have happened aren't in consumer products yet. It's easy to say "Oh sure, just throw this chip into a Switch 2, 4k 60fps portably," but the reality is far more complicated than that.
I am considering battery draw, and where things are projecting for chips coming in 2019 - 2021. There is no way a mobile form factor device is going to play next gen games at 4K/60, but a mobile device doesn't need to. A device with a 5 - 6" screen needs to be able to run at a stable 720p, and the IQ will be excellent. On the 7nm process the AMD layout I am suggesting should be possible in the same power window as Switch right now. That will improve even more with 7nm+. I have no doubt Nvidia is capable of matching or exceeding these results.
Nintendo should be able to launch a Switch 2 in 2021, that is comfortably capable of playing 720p versions of PS5/XB4 games, while having equal or better battery life to the current Switch. I think with next gen Switch, Nintendo will implement their supplemental GPU power dock design, we have seen, which will allow them to hit 4K while docked for those that want it. I believe Switch 2 will have a Basic dock model, and a Pro dock model to reach more consumers. I don't think Nintendo has to compete directly with Sony and Microsoft in the power race, but they do need to stay current.
I think the Switch was a great rebound for Nintendo, and I am really enjoying it. There first party titles have been excellent, and it offers just enough to give Switch only owners an option to play current gen titles. Next gen, they should be in position, to have a competitive platform from all angles, so Wolfenstein 3 can be a much less compromised expereince on their platform.
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