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I don't think anyone in their right mind is expecting 4K native. It'll be 4K via DLSS most likely. Which is fine, DLSS is great.



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Oops I meant display 4K. 1080P with DLSS to 4K is very demanding still and is probably too much to ask for a small SOC. If I had to guess this would maybe put the NS (New) in the same ballpark as the PS4 Pro with DLSS assuming they are using more advanced architecture and not using Maxwell.

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hinch said:

Oops I meant display 4K. 1080P with DLSS to 4K is very demanding still and is probably too much to ask for a small SOC. If I had to guess this would maybe put the NS (New) in the same ballpark as the PS4 Pro with DLSS assuming they are using more advanced architecture and not using Maxwell.

You could literally run like four native 4K Switch images simutaneously with the computing power of a PS4 Pro. Remember you are talking about a severely underclocked 2015 mobile chip. They are obviously going to do this smart. Xavier and the more recent Nvidia SoCs have the required hardware built-in and are absolutely capable of doing it.



 

 

 

 

 

Since we have no metrics or any way of comparison a 720P undocked Switch. With a device thats capable DLSS capable of running 1440P would I'm guessing will perform about the same as a PS4 Pro. I mean Xavier has 50-100% (depending on model) more CUDA cores than X1 alone alongside IPC gains and clock speed increases and more performance per watt. With DLSS boosted this is quite achievable I would think.

Like it will be most likely running at lower internal native resolution using DLSS to boost. 720P > 1440P looks great with DLSS 2.0.

Take Control. DLSS scales great with that game even at lower res.

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numberwang said:

4K will be for video streaming, not games.

This looks more like a Switch Pro rather than a full Switch 2 (too early) but we will see. I am not even sure if we will see a new CPU/GPU. Might just get a smaller production process Samsung 8nm and more battery life again.

12nm TSMC rather than Samsung 8nm.
The 12nm process is based on the 16nm process which in turn is based on the 20nm process from TSMC... So porting the design is super quick, super cheap, with very quick turnaround.
And because it's not a congested node (I.E. 7nm or 8nm), Nintendo can scale up chip production very rapidly, negating any supply issues.




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This 4K thing all those rumours  keep spreading as their main selling point is so... meh, couldn't care less I don't even have a 4k TV and I'm sure most people don't have one either 

What Switch revision really needs is more RAM and a better CPU, better performance >> resolution 



haxxiy said:
hinch said:

Oops I meant display 4K. 1080P with DLSS to 4K is very demanding still and is probably too much to ask for a small SOC. If I had to guess this would maybe put the NS (New) in the same ballpark as the PS4 Pro with DLSS assuming they are using more advanced architecture and not using Maxwell.

You could literally run like four native 4K Switch images simutaneously with the computing power of a PS4 Pro. R

I highly doubt that is even remotely close to being accurate.  



Elputoxd said:

Don't get hyped. Get ready for it. Nintendo has never sold a console at a loss.

The 3DS was sold at a loss after its first price cut. Also GameCube was sold at a loss with its 99 $ price tag.



Elputoxd said:

- 4K output
- No DLSS
- 720p screen
-399 dollars

Don't get hyped. Get ready for it. Nintendo has never sold a console at a loss.

Wii U was sold at a loss.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-20095125



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If this turns out to be a success then the Switch should easily beat the PS4.



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