Nintendo Switch will not be able to surpass Sony PS4’s capabilities. According to VentureBeat, this new console will be using Nvidia’s previous Maxwell graphics chips in place of the latest top notch Pascal platform that was introduced by Nvidia this year.

It’s true that Pascal is more powerful however, it’s unfortunate that it will not be ready in time for the Switch. Nintendo apparently can’t be waiting on for this as it needs to quickly replace its Wii U, which was a failure against the PS4 and the Xbox One.

Although, don’t let this fool you into thinking that the Switch will be anything less than great. The Switch will be fitted with an impressive gaming experience with a variety of 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,” clarified VentureBeat.

The report goes on to say 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 take on the PS4 and the Xbox One on hardware. The company is aiming to use its game franchises, which already has millions of fans, to its benefit. It seems plausible that these games would be aiding Nintendo in selling more Switch consoles.

Aside that, Nintendo is aiming to get more developers to bring their games to the Switch. The company is giving its word to developers that they would be able to gain the support that they require to complete their Switch games by March as it is using older hardware.

Nintendo is also trying to find ways to reduce the Switch’s price tag lower than any other regular consoles. This seems highly achievable by the company’s decision of going with the Maxwell chips.


Caleb · December 22, 2016 at 12:05 pm

If the PS4 and Xbox One are “laughing” at the Switch’s specs, PC must think the entire console market is a comedy film.

Mark Begelman · December 22, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Still interested in the potential of the system….if it only had better specs……

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