Don’t hope for the Nintendo Switch to outperform Sony’s PS4 as the new console will be making use of Nvidia’s last-gen Maxwell graphics chips rather than the latest Pascal platform, according to VentureBeat.
It’s true that Pascal is superior in its capabilities, however it looks like it won’t be available in time for the Switch. Nintendo is not in a position to wait right now as it requires a fast substitute for its Wii U, that couldn’t compete against the PS4 and the Xbox One.
In spite of that, the Switch will still be providing an amazing gaming experience with various games such as the Skyrim and NBA 2K.
“To give you a sense, we expect the Nintendo Switch to be more than 1 teraflop in performance, but far less than the 6 teraflops that Microsoft is promising for Scorpio,” stated VentureBeat.
The publication added that, “The PS4 is around 1.8 teraflops, and it has much better memory bandwidth performance as well compared to the Switch.”
But, Nintendo isn’t looking to compete with the PS4 and Xbox One on hardware. It is looking to use its game franchises that already has a huge fan base to its advantage. This would definitely help Nintendo in increasing its Switch console’s appeal.
Besides that, Nintendo is seeking to attract more developers to bring their games to the Swithc. Because of its older hardware, it assures developers that they would have all the support needed to complete their games by March, which is when the console is expected to be released.
Nintendo is also looking for alternate ways to reduce the Switch’s pricing to a level that is lower than any other regular consoles. Well, it sure seems possible with the usage of Maxwell chips.