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Looking at it again, this might just be a new revision that will replace the older models, not a dedicated Pro model.



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I don't think that DLSS is in the cards. Nor do I think that most games will display in 4K. I think that the 4K bit is for maximum resolutions and/or video streaming. If the latter I expect Nintendo to announce Netflix soon.

In all honesty, I think that a major hardware increase simply isn't going to happen. X2, Xavier, or Orin wont be the chip. Most I could see is an X1 with an OLED screen that uses the T214 Tegra model to a higher capacity, meaning we get around 1.5-2x increase in GPU clock speed docked allowing games to run at around 1440p. And, IMO, that is best case scenario. That would also mean the battery would be more in line with the first wave of Switch's and not the second wave.



Dulfite said:

But that's my point, that PS1 was able to achieve better looking visuals to people because of that, or at least visuals that were more appealing to consumers. So in many developer's minds they still preferred to make games for PS1 and adjusting for the 64 was too annoying. 

Developers preferred making games for the PS1 because the N64 was notoriously hard to program for. It used microcodes, and the easier SDK's and techniques were kept from third party developers. People attribute the texture issues to the cartridge which is "partially" true, but, in reality, the texture cache was the actual issue. Textures could have looked much better if the 4kb of texture cache didn't cause textures to have to be stretched. 



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Hmmm... Interesting timing...



             

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Dulfite said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

Bold: Um, power wise, N64 > PS1.

N64 Vs. PS1: Which Console Is More Powerful (In Terms Of Tech Specs) (thegamer.com)

It isn't always that simple. Developers probably saw how much more realistic textures could look on PS1 and disregarded the overall better power/graphics of the N64 to publish more games on PS1.

Well, yeah but no. Reality, N64 > PS1. Developers chose ps1 since it was way cheaper and much easier than making games for N64.

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Vodacixi said:
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.

The Switch doesn't have access to any major streaming platform. This is true even 4 years after its release. Do you really believe that they will make a new Switch model with 4K to use it on stuff Nintendo has made very clear they give two shits about? 

YouTube and the trailers Nintendo puts in the eShop and the news section. 



My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

numberwang said:
Vodacixi said:

Do your realize that base PS4 and Xbox One don't have 4K output and yet they have access to pretty much every streaming service available on the market? Also, there are plenty of modern devices that only support 1080p output, but are compatible with streaming services regardless like the base models of Amazon Fire Stick or Google Chromecast.

I don't know... I don't think your point makes too much sense...

PS4 was released in 2013 when 4k content or HDR was nearly nonexistent so they have legacy support. Times have changed and Nintendo has to support modern resolutions and features to be relevant for streaming platforms, better late than never.

You conviniently left out the other devices I mentioned. 

Again: it makes no sense.



Metallox said:
Vodacixi said:

The Switch doesn't have access to any major streaming platform. This is true even 4 years after its release. Do you really believe that they will make a new Switch model with 4K to use it on stuff Nintendo has made very clear they give two shits about? 

YouTube and the trailers Nintendo puts in the eShop and the news section. 

I was reffering to things like Netflix, HBO, Disney +... Nintendo doesn't care about those. I think it has Hulu on the US? And Funimation? And that's about it I believe... 



numberwang said:

Looking at it again, this might just be a new revision that will replace the older models, not a dedicated Pro model.

No



Finally. Hopefully its out before SS but probably not