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Old 02-15-2017, 03:40 PM   #1
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Nintedo Switch: Leaked Developer Documents Seemingly Reveal Specs and More


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The console's CPU appears to be a quad-core ARM Cortex-A57, with a maximum speed of 2GHz, while the GPU is a Maxwell-based Nvidia chip (so not Nvidia's new Pascal architecture), featuring 256 CUDA cores, a 1GHz maximum speed and one teraflop of processing power (this lines up with a Digital Foundry report from last year, incidentally).

The console apparently also features 4GB of RAM, shared with VRAM. The maximum size of Switch cartridge is seemingly 32GB.

It's worth bearing in mind that these specs are seemingly for a Switch that was itself in development - even if the documents are true, there remains the chance that upgrades or different decisions have been made since.
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Specs leaked! Oh no, it's not as powerful as Sony/MS, AGAIN. Just like everyone expected. What a surprise!

Cue Spectral in here to ream Nintendo a new asshole just like the last thousand times.

And you're still going to buy it! I am too!
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Destructoid: Is Nintendo hinting at a GameCube VC on Switch, or just more remakes?

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Speaking to French outlet Melty, Nintendo producer Yoshiaki Koizumi confirmed that they are working on something related to a GameCube Virtual Console. Specifically, he said: "We cannot give a concrete answer, because we have nothing to announce at the moment. But there’s something I can tell you: we are working on some things along those lines."

Now, that doesn't necessarily confirm that there will be a VC for GameCube, but "some things along those lines" could very well imply cherry-picked re-releases for games like Super Mario Sunshine. Naturally, that means more $50-$60 pricepoints than say, what's on the Virtual Console. Nintendo needs to make a new category if they do go VC, and we can probably expect it to be pricier than the Nintendo 64 baseline of $9.99.
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Specs leaked! Oh no, it's not as powerful as Sony/MS, AGAIN. Just like everyone expected. What a surprise!
Though we knew it, it is kind of embarrassing that Nintendo has two systems within the same generation that are weaker than the competition.
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the competition didn't put theirs in a handheld tablet. While that might not be a selling point for you it's still pretty f'ing impressive.

and as for the GC news... I didn't buy the gamecube because it's not a good system. The uprising of the modders and cult following doesn't change that. Not a single game on the GC I want to play, or a remake I would buy. The GC needs to die.
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the competition didn't put theirs in a handheld tablet. While that might not be a selling point for you it's still pretty f'ing impressive.
The competition made living room consoles. Nintendo is trying to do both in their ever continuing attempt to offer play experiences rather than a strong machine. It's almost brave but since they're so adamant this is not a 3DS replacement and is a living room box firstly, you have to judge them for their inability to win even with a second bite of the apple.
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And you're still going to buy it! I am too!
Yeah, good luck with that. It's already NES Classic all over again.

And I "still" bought it with the Wii and Wii U. Not this time. Not when they still haven't added achievement/trophy type system.
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I bought an 8TB PS4 external hard drive with the money instead! In prep for FW 4.50. I will be the first in the world (probably) with a total 12TB PS4 Pro.
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Yeah, good luck with that. It's already NES Classic all over again.
I bought a NES classic.
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I bought an 8TB PS4 external hard drive with the money instead! In prep for FW 4.50. I will be the first in the world (probably) with a total 12TB PS4 Pro.
Nice! I just bought two 5TB hard drives, one for XB1 and one for PS4 Pro. That was a major problem for with with the PS4, having to decide what to delete every time I bought a new game. And my 3TB HDD on the Xbox was almost full.

Anyways, I am sort of disappointed with the specs of the Switch, but it makes sense because the price point is so low. I'm still going to buy one asap. Can't wait to order a Switch and Scorpio, I love new hardware!
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Yeah, good luck with that. It's already NES Classic all over again.
I bought a Switch without any issues. They're also not intending it to be a limited run item, either.

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Oh, Christ. You and your cheevos.

I'm going to buy two Switches just because of how adamant you are about your useless achievements.
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I bought a Switch without any issues. They're also not intending it to be a limited run item, either.



Oh, Christ. You and your cheevos.

I'm going to buy two Switches just because of how adamant you are about your useless achievements.
Dude, I LOVE achievements. I also with Nintendo had a version of them. They don't make or break a game, but I like having a game on top of a game. After beating a game they have given me reasons to keep playing. I've had competitions with friends on who can get the most in a certain game...which I usually lose, but it's still a fun thing to have!
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Dude, I LOVE achievements. I also with Nintendo had a version of them. They don't make or break a game, but I like having a game on top of a game. After beating a game they have given me reasons to keep playing. I've had competitions with friends on who can get the most in a certain game...which I usually lose, but it's still a fun thing to have!
Here's the thing; I don't actually mind Achievements. They're fine. They're not, however, necessary and I don't miss them when they're not around.

Avoiding a console because it doesn't have achievements is absolutely the most ludicrous reason possible.
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Though we knew it, it is kind of embarrassing that Nintendo has two systems within the same generation that are weaker than the competition.
And I fear it will always be this way going forward with Nintendo. How can developers be expected to get behind it if they can't count on decent performance? More than that, if Nintendo won't go all in on a unit and position it as a system they must sell software to be successful at, then why would publishers and developers?

Nintendo must come back with a powerful base station, maybe based on ryzen. Show the industry that they TRULY want the developers onboard by committing themselves.

I don't know if I can see it as a"different kind of toy" compared to other consoles anymore. Sure, this thing is different, but people still need games.

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Don't worry Nintendo will add them next generation.
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Dude, I LOVE achievements. I also with Nintendo had a version of them. They don't make or break a game, but I like having a game on top of a game. After beating a game they have given me reasons to keep playing. I've had competitions with friends on who can get the most in a certain game...which I usually lose, but it's still a fun thing to have!
You are awesome. I think I'm in love. LOL
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Specs leaked! Oh no, it's not as powerful as Sony/MS, AGAIN. Just like everyone expected. What a surprise!

Cue Spectral in here to ream Nintendo a new asshole just like the last thousand times.

And you're still going to buy it! I am too!
Haven't owned anything nintendo since the N64. That isn't going to change. I don't need to ream anything. People with a single critical thought knew the switch would be an underpowered piece of shit. But hey enjoy your 300 dollar paperweight. I'll be over here playing PC titles not aimed at 6 year olds.
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Haven't owned anything nintendo since the N64. That isn't going to change. I don't need to ream anything. People with a single critical thought knew the switch would be an underpowered piece of shit. But hey enjoy your 300 dollar paperweight. I'll be over here playing PC titles not aimed at 6 year olds.
I like how you started out being reasonable but by the end of the post you start frothing at the mouth again.
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