PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles both feature AMD’s APU, and we thought the Nintendo NX would also be powered by AMD’s chip. However, something has changed. According to TweakTown’s recent exclusive report, Nintendo had changed their mind, and they would use a Pascal-based Tegra chip for their next-gen NX console.
Nintendo utilized IBM processor for Wii U, but the GPU was coming from AMD, based on the older R600/R700 architecture and clocked at 550MHz. Its performance has gone out of date already, so it would be exciting to have the Pascal-based Tegra processor in it.
It would be a great victory for NVIDIA over AMD if the fellow website’s sources are reliable enough, and also “symbolizes the shift from a much bigger CPU/APU or GPU design, to a mobile SoC design”.
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