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We Were Right! Nintendo Switch Features a Custom Nvidia TEGRA Chip
Nintendo Switch Specs discussed by Nvidia!
Nintendo NX has finally been revealed as Nintendo Switch. The console and handheld hybrid lets gamers play games anywhere, anytime, using the handheld device.
Specs of the console are still somewhat vague but we can now confirm that the machine is using a custom Nvidia TEGRA chip. Earlier this year, our sources mentioned that Nvidia is powering Nintendo’s next machine.
Nvidia discussed the console in detail over at its official website. The post mentioned:
Nintendo Switch is powered by the performance of the custom Tegra processor. The high-efficiency scalable processor includes an NVIDIA GPU based on the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards.
Nintendo SwitchThe Nintendo Switch’s gaming experience is also supported by fully custom software, including a revamped physics engine, new libraries, advanced game tools and libraries. NVIDIA additionally created new gaming APIs to fully harness this performance. The newest API, NVN, was built specifically to bring lightweight, fast gaming to the masses.
Gameplay will be enhanced by hardware-accelerated video playback and custom software for audio effects and rendering, according to Nvidia.
Nvidia has also created a custom operating system that is integrated with the GPU to increase performance and efficiency.
Major publishers are onboard and will be developing games for Nintendo Switch. Some of the developers that we know of are:
- 505 Games
- Activision Publishing, Inc.
- ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd.
- ATLUS CO., LTD.
- Audiokinetic Inc.
- Autodesk, Inc.
- BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
- CAPCOM CO., LTD.
- CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
- DeNA Co., Ltd.
- Electronic Arts
- Epic Games Inc.
- Firelight Technologies
- FromSoftware, Inc.
Nintendo Switch is coming out on March 2017; Nintendo is yet to announce a final release date though.