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Nvidia will be powering the Nintendo Switch

Several large developers have already given their support to the platform

Nvidia will be powering the Nintendo Switch

Nvidia will be powering the Nintendo Switch

 
Nvidia has confirmed that they will be powering the Nintendo Switch with a custom Tegra processor, with Nintendo confirming that a lot of noteworthy developers have already been working with samples of the Switch/NX hardware. 
 
The custom Tegra CPU that will be used in the Nintendo Switch will be using the "same architecture as the world's top performing Geforce graphics cards" which means that this new Nintendo console will be using a Nvidia Pascal based GPU.  The switch will have its own custom low-level API, similar to the Xbox One and PS4, which has been custom designed by Nvidia to "bring lightweight fast gaming to the masses". 
 
The Nintendo Switch's NVN API and OS are designed to make use of both CPU and GPU resources to maximise efficiency and performance both inside and outside of gaming applications. Nvidia also mentions that the Switch will also have a "revamped physics engine", though at this time it is unknown if this is in any way related to Nvidia PhysX. 
 
Below is a list of high-profile developers that are confirmed the be working with the Nintendo Switch, including From Software, the developers of Dark Souls, Bethesda, the developers of Fallout, The Elder Scrolls and Dishonored, Activision, EA, Ubisoft and SEGA, which gives the Nintendo NX a much better starting position than the aging Wii U. 
 
One thing worth noting is that this is only a "sample" of Nintendo NX partners, which means that there are many more out there that are working with this upcoming console as we speak. Let's hope this means that the Nintendo NX will launch will a decent selection of games, unlike its predecessor.  

  
Nvidia will be powering the Nintendo Switch  

Right now the pricing of the Nintendo Switch is unknown, though we do know that the console will release in March 2017. 

 

You can learn more about the Nintendo Switch here. 

 

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20-10-2016, 12:06:51

Moskiller
Nvidia Polaris?? Maybe are you meaning Pascal??Quote

20-10-2016, 12:49:31

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moskiller View Post
Nvidia Polaris?? Maybe are you meaning Pascal??
Typo fixed. Far too many similar names in this industry.

Samsung's Polaris SSD controller, how AMD and Nvidia have a 6800K CPU etc etc the list is endless.Quote

20-10-2016, 13:06:28

Moskiller
Quote:
Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Typo fixed. Far too many similar names in this industry.

Samsung's Polaris SSD controller, how AMD and Nvidia have a 6800K CPU etc etc the list is endless.
Don't worry I understand very well Quote

20-10-2016, 13:20:09

dwatterworth
It would appear whilst Nintendo was meeting with Sega for game development, they pilfered a Dreamcast controller for the new console!Quote

20-10-2016, 19:21:24

Kushiro
I can see why nintendo etc are jumping at the efficiency gains from the change in process, however these systems are going to be rather dated within no time... unless of course they plan release another one sooner rather than later.

Then again they could always just give the poor'ol console gamers shabby graphics...Quote
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