Nintendo Shows off Tegra-Based Switch Console

Nintendo has just introduced its new gaming console, Nintendo Switch, which is powered by a custom Tegra processor from NVIDIA.

According to the video leaked by the company, Switch is more like a handheld gaming console. Consisting of a game pad and Joy-Con, the console would serve as the successor to the Wii U. Joy-Con allows you to play multiplayer games by using each tiny Wiimote-like peripheral as a standalone handheld controller.

The game titles demonstrated in the video include The Legend of Zelda, Splatoon, Mario Kart, and The Elder Scrolls.

NVIDIA has thereafter confirmed the processor that powers Nintendo Switch is a custom version of Tegra. The chip maker’s fastest Tegra processor up till now would be Tegra X1, which features the Maxwell core architecture with 256 CUDA cores and four Cortex A-57 CPU cores. Considering there will be several months before the console becomes officially available, the Tegra chip used for Switch will be optimized for enhanced performance and power efficiency. 

We don’t have accurate details about the size, specs, battery life or pricing of Nintendo Switch, and the console is expected to hit retail in March next year.

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