Rumor: Nintendo Switch Ram is 4GB in Retail Units and Dev Kits

By   /   Oct 31, 2016
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Nintendo Switch ram may not be as much as some may have hoped. According to the latest rumor or should we say claim from Insider Emily Rogers, Nintendo Switch only has 4GB of RAM in retail units as well the dev kits.

Also See: Top 10 Things To Know About Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has confirmed that it will not be sharing details about its specs, price or release date until January 2017. However, Nvidia TEGRA is powering the device as confirmed by Nvidia itself.

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.

That is pretty much all we know about hardware specs so there is still a big question mark on Nintendo Switch RAM. 4GB of RAM should be enough for a handheld device like Switch. But as games progress, RAM limitations may affect performance in large scale titles.

Nintendo is partnering with major third parties for Switch games. No third party games have been confirmed yet even though we saw The Elder Scrolls, and NBA 2K17 during the reveal footage. The video we saw featured prototype hardware and players acted as if they are playing a game.

This video is all about explaining how the Nintendo Switch works, a UK spokesperson said. We wanted to convey in a self-contained video how Nintendo Switch represents a new era for video game systems enjoyed in front of a TV, by letting gamers play anywhere, anytime, with anyone they choose. It adds the mobility of a portable system to the power of a home gaming system

4GB is more than enough to run Nintendo games and hopefully, third parties can make do as well.