A fully clothed Nintendo Switch
A fully clothed Nintendo Switch

In the 'things that will obviously happen' stakes, we were wondering whether images of a Nintendo Switch teardown would emerge online. That time has come, and there aren't any major surprises, though it is fun to see the innards of systems.

First up, here's a general shot that seems to include the hulking beast of a battery, and at this stage a lot of the metal covers and so on are still in place.

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The shot below shows the broader board minus the battery and various covers.

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This next image shows the Tegra-based graphics processer, which has prompted some interesting chatter online.

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The text on this NVIDIA chip - 'UDNX02-A2' - is interesting (with the 'NX' codename's presence included), and seems to tie-in with a teardown of the 2017 'NVIDIA Shield TV'; the chips may not be the exact same (with the Switch chip described as 'custom' in the past) but they seem to share a status as second iterations of the Tegra X1 technology. The teardown images seem to reinforce the previously held view that it's a variation on the older technology and not the newer 'Pascal' variant.

Interesting stuff, anyway. Let us know what you think in the comments.

[via reddit.com, tieba.baidu.com, neogaf.com]