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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Is the Switch 2 Getting ORIN (2022) or ATLAS (2025) Nvidia Tegra chip for a 2025 release?

 

Next Tegra Chip for Switch 2:

ORIN (2022) 18 62.07%
 
ATLAS (2025) 4 13.79%
 
Cell Broadband Engine (PS3 2006) 7 24.14%
 
Total:29

Nintendo could launch Orin in early or mid 2023, no need to wait. Breath of the Wild 2 and the chip is ready. 5nm supplies are abundant now that the economy is slowing.



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Orin is ready now. Can launch any time now, the economic slowdown means nothing is in short supply now. 5nm is available, ram is available, everything is becoming abundant.

Also Nintendo could still just release a 5nm revision of the original Tegra.... fanless design.



Of the options given, I would definitely say the Orin. Especially since I think the system will likely come out in 2024. Even if its 2025, they would not use a brand new chip. While it'll be based on Orin, I'm sure they'll call it custom since it'll likely have some very minor changes to it. I do think Nintendo will choose NVidia to supply there chips again. It appears they have developed a good working relationship with them and as long as NVIDIA can deliver the amount of chips that Nintendo needs, I would put my money on them getting the contract.



     

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Alistair said:

Nintendo could launch Orin in early or mid 2023, no need to wait. Breath of the Wild 2 and the chip is ready. 5nm supplies are abundant now that the economy is slowing.

Nintendo wants to ensure that they transition well into the next generation. Your suggestion is not the way to do that. That's way too sudden. 



Doctor_MG said:
Alistair said:

Nintendo could launch Orin in early or mid 2023, no need to wait. Breath of the Wild 2 and the chip is ready. 5nm supplies are abundant now that the economy is slowing.

Nintendo wants to ensure that they transition well into the next generation. Your suggestion is not the way to do that. That's way too sudden. 

True, but maybe Alistair didn't mean about Next Gen? We can get a Switch V3 with Orin, Fanless and an amazing battery life. Or a Pro that I doubt.

If we get a better Switch with Odin, I'm pretty sure that Atlas would be the Next Gen, but Odin architecture could be a problem, so maybe a Tegra X3 7nm.

Last edited by eddy7eddy - on 26 July 2022

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I voted for Cell because it's funny, but I legitimately think that Orin will be the chipset they use. The only way I could see them using Atlan is if they are able to develop a smaller unit for a fantastic price/performance ratio and the console doesn't launch until late 2025. Even then...it's very much a stretch.

I am very much hopeful for a nice mid-step between the NX and AGX model Jetson Orin chips. A leaker suggested that it should have 12SM's (meaning 1536 CUDA cores), which was based on information from the Nvidia leak (which has so far pretty much all been true). If that's accurate, then it should be within that mid-step range. However, I'm prepared to be disappointed.



eddy7eddy said:

True, but maybe Alistair didn't mean about Next Gen? We can get a Switch V3 with Orin, Fanless and an amazing battery life. Or a Pro that I doubt.

If we get a better Switch with Odin, I'm pretty sure that Atlas would be the Next Gen, but Odin architecture could be a problem, so maybe a Tegra X++ 7nm.

At this point, a Switch v3 with this type of hardware wouldn't make sense. The gap is too big.

Orin is a generation above what the Switch can do. We are talking twice the RAM with four times the bandwidth, four times the CUDA cores...and this is all minimum (i.e. the lowest Orin variant). I don't think Nintendo would use this just for a Pro variant. It's just too much of a leap up. 



Doctor_MG said:
eddy7eddy said:

True, but maybe Alistair didn't mean about Next Gen? We can get a Switch V3 with Orin, Fanless and an amazing battery life. Or a Pro that I doubt.

If we get a better Switch with Odin, I'm pretty sure that Atlas would be the Next Gen, but Odin architecture could be a problem, so maybe a Tegra X++ 7nm.

At this point, a Switch v3 with this type of hardware wouldn't make sense. The gap is too big.

Orin is a generation above what the Switch can do. We are talking twice the RAM with four times the bandwidth, four times the CUDA cores...and this is all minimum (i.e. the lowest Orin variant). I don't think Nintendo would use this just for a Pro variant. It's just too much of a leap up. 

That's why I mentioned a Tegra X on 7nm, just more efficient, but I don't think we're gonna have any new model other than maybe a Lite OLED at this point. 

People doesn't know that they already have a Switch Pro in their hands, Switch V2, you can use it's full potential and easy have a much stronger console just risking battery time.



Doctor_MG said:
eddy7eddy said:

True, but maybe Alistair didn't mean about Next Gen? We can get a Switch V3 with Orin, Fanless and an amazing battery life. Or a Pro that I doubt.

If we get a better Switch with Odin, I'm pretty sure that Atlas would be the Next Gen, but Odin architecture could be a problem, so maybe a Tegra X++ 7nm.

At this point, a Switch v3 with this type of hardware wouldn't make sense. The gap is too big.

Orin is a generation above what the Switch can do. We are talking twice the RAM with four times the bandwidth, four times the CUDA cores...and this is all minimum (i.e. the lowest Orin variant). I don't think Nintendo would use this just for a Pro variant. It's just too much of a leap up. 

If Nintendo goes with a stock Jetson it has 4X the Ram of Switch at 16GB. Not sure they will go as low as 8 in 2024. They increased the ram of Switch before launch and I think they do for Oriin as well. 10-12GB total instead of 8.

Last edited by Leynos - on 27 July 2022

Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

They would go for Orin, readily available and much cheaper



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