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Report: Software Bug In Nintendo Switch Causes GPU Resources To Be Drained

It has been over a week since the launch of Nintendo Switch and many users have reported issues with the hybrid console, like joy-con randomly disconnecting and more. It is likely that more and more issues will pop up and Nintendo will fix these down the road.

According to Digital Foundry, they have found a software bug in Nintendo Switch that causes the GPU resources to be drained. The issue was spotted while running a tech test for Shin’en Multimedia’s Fast RMX, there is a bug in the firmware.

This bug causes the GPU resources to be drained even though they are not required to which causes the performance for the docked mode to be even worse than in handheld mode.

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From what we understand, there is a small issue with the current firmware on Switch which causes a slight drain on GPU resources – once corrected, we’re told that Fast RMX should sustain a full 1080p in docked mode.

In related news, Nintendo Switch has apparently been hacked using a browser exploit. A hacker known by the name of qwertyoruiop has claimed to have hacked the Nintendo Switch.

The hacker posted an image of Nintendo Switch with qwertyoruiop’s name on it and with the word “Done”. The hack was reportedly done through a browser exploit but the hacker did not reveal it.

Also, Nintendo has revealed that Switch is the best console the company had in the US. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that Nintendo Switch is the best selling console Nintendo ever had in the US.

Did you encounter any issue with your Nintendo Switch? Let us know in the comments.