Zelda: Breath of the Wild Frame Rate Test, Docked Vs Handheld Mode

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is all the hype these days and it is one of the highest rated games of all time as of release. It has a Metacritic score of 98 which is exceptional. Here we are going to see how well the Nintendo Switch can handle the game in both docked and the handheld mode.

According to what we have seen the game is more stable when in handheld mode. Even though the experience is decent in docked mode as well, I have to say that the game is best played in the handheld mode which I think is the whole point of the Nintendo Switch. ‘

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Keeping in mind that the device is able to achieve higher clock speeds while docked you would think that the game would perform better that way but that is not the case. This I think is mainly because the bigger display is a big overwhelming for the small device and the smaller native display is better suited for gameplay.

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Even though the device performance well when docked you will see in the video below that there are times when the FPS counter will drop even if it is for a small period of time. When the device is docked you will also note that the image quality is not all that great and there will be aliasing now and then. That is not the case in handheld mode.

It is safe to say that the small screen is great and a major upgrade from the handheld devices of old. The IPS panel featured on the Nintendo Switch is to be commended here and even though it is not as great as an OLED screen it is a big step in the right direction for Nintendo.

Let us know what you think about Zelda: Breath of the Wild.