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Kakadu18 said:
Oneeee-Chan!!! said:

That doesn't make sense. Nintendo specifically didn't use a customized chip set like they used to so that it's easier to develop for.

Unless I missunderstood something.

All console hardware is customized to some extent. Even the original Xbox was, despite people thinking it was just a PC. That doesn't mean anything unusual.






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Random_Matt said:

As I said before, completely new arch.

How ?

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Where is my hardware reveal Bloomberg?

Hm, kind of curious what happened here? Felt like a week ago everyone was leaking the Switch pro and retailers were listing it on their websites before removing it. I wonder if Nintendo just changed the date of when they're going to reveal it or something?

I'm kinda glad this rumor turned out to be false : P

now it's a question of whether we see the new hardware in the E3 conference or later in the summer

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My personal view is that Nintendo will not reveal new hardware while their current platform is selling anywhere near 400k per week. There is really no precedent for Nintendo replacing an actively successful platform except for maybe when they replaced the GBA with the DS back when they were panicking about Sony entering the handheld market and giving Nintendo the PS2 treatment again.  The Switch Pro is not going to just be a form-factor refresh like the New 3ds or the DSi, it's is potentially a major change in hardware meaning that is going to look more like a new generation from Nintendo's point of view.

I would be glad to be wrong about this because I think that it would be a good business move for Nintendo to go release a 4K Switch Pro in the middle of the hype for the Switch, but when has this company ever done business this way? My prediction is that we will get an announcement on a Switch pro model once the PS5 starts consistently outselling the Switch on a weekly basis.

While there is still time, I really don't see it happening over the next few days. I could imagine Nintendo ending the direct with a teaser and a date for the full reveal.

Oneeee-Chan!!! said:

If true, that's a pretty big jump from cuda cores alone.

Switch has 256 Maxwell based cuda cores

The picture shows 2048 Ampere based cuda cores

Not to mention Maxwell was based on TSMC 28nm vs Ampere is based on Samsung 8nm.

And I am assuming that's a 12 core cpu. We will see what customization Nintendo will take out of it but Jesus, that's would be one huge leap in performance!


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Last edited by Oneeee-Chan!!! - on 11 June 2021

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SW: 30m

PS5 16m

XBS: 7.5m