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SwitchForce

Here's from twitter spanish site.

http://www.nintenderos.com/2020/01/ya-se-esta-propagando-un-n...

After a while without rumors about it, a recent publication has blown the alarms of a new revision of Nintendo Switch . Here we bring you the available information about it and how reliable this rumor can be.

The details that have been shared on this topic, shared by a leaker who has guessed some mobile-related news in the past, are as follows:

The review would be launched in the last quarter of 2020.
This model will not adopt the new TegraX1 +, but new custom processors that Nintendo is developing with NVIDIA.
The GPU will be based on the Volta architecture.
It will not have great performance improvements and 4K support.
The production of its custom processors has not yet started according to information from Taiwan, something that really seems to keep this 2020 revision away.

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Magician

Speculation is fun. But that's all this is...speculation. Digital Foundry made an excellent video theorizing what might be in a Switch Pro back in 2018. The Tegra Xavier mobile chipset Digital Foundry mentions in the video uses a Volta GPU that the article you posted mentions. In addition, the model number for the Tegra Xavier chipset is "NX", the same project name for the Switch before it was officially announced.

The Tegra Xavier chipset would double the memory bandwidth from 25GB/s in the standard Switch to 51GB/s in the "Switch Pro". Still less than base PS4 or base Xbox One, but an improvement none the less.
https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/nvidia/tegra/xavier

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SwitchForce

Never hurts to update Rumors....he's all talk want some hard performance to flout over...

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SwitchForce wrote:

Never hurts to update Rumors....he's all talk want some hard performance to flout over...

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Atomic77

A rumor is just a rumor till it is confirmed but I’ve seen a lot of YouTube videos and I still believe that even though the Switch and Switch Lite are still very popular the estimated time for the pro is summer 2020 from what I’ve heard.

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Heavyarms55

Spread enough rumors and eventually one will be pretty much right. It's plenty fun to speculate but I honestly don't buy it when someone's "leak" ends up right - unless they had some hard proof.

With literally millions of people potentially guessing - odds are a good number of them will guess right. Even blindly.

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SwitchForce

@Heavyarms55 How about whomever released the Pictures of the XboX Development case on the internet that was Real life Leak.

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Octane

@SwitchForce That was a picture though. Anyone can list some specs and eventually one of those will turn out to be similar to the real thing.

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GrailUK

Doctre81 (seriously, this guy should have all the subs!) has posted an interesting video on YouTube about Pro rumours. (And off at a tangent I really hope it's called Switch DX or something less elitist sounding than 'Pro'.)

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sixrings

What new console features are important to gamers?
ISFE and Ipsos Mori's GameTrack consumer survey find shorter load times a close second to better graphics; VR and handheld modes less crucial

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Trajan

They shouldn't even bother with a pro. Save the specs bump for their 9th gen console/handheld/hybrid.

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rallydefault

I don't know, the more I think about it the less a Pro makes sense. Like...who's using the Switch for power, anyway?

And if they're going to make some games only available on Pro due to creating a wide enough power gap, I think that would be a bad move. But hey, they did it with New 3DS and people seemed okay-ish with that, so maybe they'll do that again? And then the upshot could be we get a few more AAA third-party games that the Pro can run but the original can't. And existing stuff like Witcher, DOOM, Wolfenstein, could be A LOT cleaner with some added power. Gotta remember the Switch has another 3-4 years in it, minimum, so a power bump like that halfway through could keep it somewhat relevant with big third-party games while becoming a semi-mandatory upgrade if you're at all interested in those kinds of games.

But still, seems silly to me.

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Ryall

The next die shrink will allow them to reduce manufacturing costs, improve power consumption and possibly even strip out the active cooling from the switch light. Letting us use the increased power to improve switch games on the new hardware seems very unnintendo.

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liveswired

@rallydefault A Switch Pro will be along the lines of the enhanced consoles. Nintendo have nothing to lose and everything to gain. by releasing one.

One thing I keep reminding the Nintendo community here is to stop with the hate and tunnel vision and start thinking outside the box. Understand that Nintendo expanding their Switch line is opening themselves to potential new customers, which is a good thing for the Switch family brand.

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SwitchForce

People are afraid of thinking outside of the Nintendo Switch.....

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Atomic77

It looks like from what I heard there is a new Switch comming in 2020 or 2021. But I don’t know why it would need to come so soon the Switch Lite is barely a year old yet.

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SwitchForce

Atomic77 wrote:

It looks like from what I heard there is a new Switch comming in 2020 or 2021. But I don’t know why it would need to come so soon the Switch Lite is barely a year old yet.

Realistically they don't have to wait til then. But it comes down to how well will the Gaming Fans react good or really catastrophic that could be bad. And lead to mass resale to buy the new one and that could cause more problems then bringing in more Gamers. They have to weight the Releasing to is this a really good thing to do before letting the v2 Switch settle in the market before releasing. Releasing too soon could cause buyers remorse and that can be bad Image problem. Something they don't want to do to loose those they have now from making a uproar that they were cheated and could be a legal and sticky problem for them LongTerm PR nightmare.

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Silly_G

I can see Nintendo producing an enhanced model with a 1080p screen that runs at docked performance in handheld mode (ideally with a button to switch to 720p handheld mode of the old model in order to conserve battery life and ensure compatibility with software that may not operate correctly as a result of detecting the hardware to be in "docked mode").

As for a console with superior performance, what's the point? It is still likely to lag behind the base PS4, and they ought to reserve their R&D for the true successor to the console that will mark a more considerable and worthwhile technical leap (ideally with complete backwards compatibility).

I suppose developers can be afforded the option to make docked-only games that can only be played in docked mode with the standard Switch, with docked/handheld mode only supported on the Switch Pro (while being completely incompatible with the Switch Lite and handheld mode of the original Switch) but I feel that that would divide too much of the userbase, and we have seen time and time again that with enough work (and ambition) even the loftiest of current-gen games can be scaled down to work on the Switch in its current form.

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Atomic77

Yeah we don’t wanna upset the user base and the Switch Lite is still a pretty good way to play. I don’t know what Nintendo is going to do.

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