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Is this the faster Nvidia Tegra that was rumored?

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Nintendo just announced a smaller, cheaper version of the Switch today, but the Switch Lite may not be the only trick up Nintendo’s sleeves — the original Nintendo Switch is also getting a new processor and new flash storage chips, according to filings with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The new chips could mean fewer slowdowns, faster load times, longer battery life, less heat... or perhaps none of these things.

 

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More than likely it just means a more efficient processor and memory so that the system total power draw is reduced.

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It’d be great if it’s announced for later this year alongside the Lite. I’d much rather get this and give my OG to my fiancé for Pokemon then just buy the Lite or share my OG :p 

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Speculation from one of Nintendo's hardware partners:

 

The new “mini” Nintendo Switch will take advantage of a two generations of die shrinks to its Nvidia Tegra processor to deliver 1080p mobile gaming to a broader audience. By joining the joycons to the main body of the Switch, Nintendo will squeeze out the expensive and sophisticated wireless joycons and create a mobile-first Switch platform. The die shrink of the Nvidia Tegra processor will provide better battery life and a meaningful upgrade to a 1080p display and graphics in mobile mode. The new mini Switch, and an upgraded standard Switch are poised to address a broader market and capitalize on their growing software and user base.

 

https://wccftech.com/nintendo-switch-mini-new-nvidia-tegra-1080p/

 

 

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It will need to be significant for me to upgrade. I don't really want a "new" situation. 

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44 minutes ago, Mr.Vic20 said:

Speculation from one of Nintendo's hardware partners:

 

The new “mini” Nintendo Switch will take advantage of a two generations of die shrinks to its Nvidia Tegra processor to deliver 1080p mobile gaming to a broader audience. By joining the joycons to the main body of the Switch, Nintendo will squeeze out the expensive and sophisticated wireless joycons and create a mobile-first Switch platform. The die shrink of the Nvidia Tegra processor will provide better battery life and a meaningful upgrade to a 1080p display and graphics in mobile mode. The new mini Switch, and an upgraded standard Switch are poised to address a broader market and capitalize on their growing software and user base.

 

https://wccftech.com/nintendo-switch-mini-new-nvidia-tegra-1080p/

 

 

 

im assuming the mini switch is the Switch Lite, correct? If so,  on the spec page it said 720p, not 1080

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25 minutes ago, atom631 said:

 

im assuming the mini switch is the Switch Lite, correct? If so,  on the spec page it said 720p, not 1080

hmmm, good catch! 

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They should make the little soft plastic tabs that hold the joycons in place out a material that doesn't break forever the first time it's pushed against with the smallest amount of force.

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There seems to be some misunderstanding in this thread.  This isn't really an update - this is Nintendo changing production to newly available cheaper chips.  Any performance difference is going to be negligible.  The new higher spec switch is supposedly pushed to next spring.  

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Some further info:

 

  • Since firmware 5.0 there has been support for three hardware lines, one with the original Tegra 210 and two for the new Tegra 214 (Mariko)
  • Those two hardware lines are Switch Lite and Switch "New".
  • The original Switch has 4GB of RAM and 6GB for the devkit. The new models have support for both 4GB and 8GB of RAM.
  • Both Switch Lite and "New" use LPDDR4X DRAM which grants a small battery boost due to lower voltages.
  • Switch Lite has a smaller screen and non-detachable controllers while "New" Switch should have the exact same form factor.
  • The GPU in the "New" Switch is clocked at higher values than Switch Lite, potentially giving a modest performance boost.
  • Larger than 32GB memory is possible in the "New" units. Two models have been found in the firmware (codenames "Iowa" and "Calcio") and is speculated that one will have more internal storage.
  • There's absolutely no evidence of an actual "Pro" version. At least not in the sense that it would be based off of the Tegra X2 or have massive performance and/or memory improvements.

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15 minutes ago, AbsolutSurgen said:

It's been officially announced -- there seems to be a significant increase in battery life.

new nintendo switch model august 2019

 

 

So same gaming performance, but with better battery life?

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14 minutes ago, Jason said:

Also will you need to be paying for Nintendo Online to transfer your saves?

 

Yes. I might jump in. Keep my OG for hacking and get the new one for the improved battery life.

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13 minutes ago, Nokt said:

If they didn't kill the switch lite already they did now. 

I actually agree. You need a case in either case since neither is a clam shell. For a 100 dollars more you get TV out and better battery life.

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7 minutes ago, Zaku3 said:

I actually agree. You need a case in either case since neither is a clam shell. For a 100 dollars more you get TV out and better battery life.

Even if you didn't want the TV out, the better battery life is well worth it and the ability to buy new joy cons later down the road when your analogs inevitably get worn down.  

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51 minutes ago, darkness35 said:

I guess handheld mode will still be gimped when undocked?

 

I'm curious if at this point this is the acceptable norm now.

 

This is just a refresh using the 16nm Tegra. I don't think we will see a "New" Switch until next year to help counter the hype of the new consoles.

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