Nintendo has just lifted the lid on its next games console, the Nintendo Switch. In a short video presentation, the system's unique hybrid focus was revealed, alongside detachable controllers known as "Joy-Cons".
As we reported back in July, Nvidia's Tegra chipset is the brains of the Nintendo Switch. The system contains a custom Tegra chipset which includes a GPU "based on the same architecture as the world's top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards."
Here's the full PR:
Nintendo Switch is powered by the performance of the custom Tegra processor. The high-efficiency scalable processor includes an NVIDIA GPU based on the same architecture as the world's top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards.
The Nintendo Switch's gaming experience is also supported by fully custom software, including a revamped physics engine, new libraries, advanced game tools and libraries. NVIDIA additionally created new gaming APIs to fully harness this performance. The newest API, NVN, was built specifically to bring lightweight, fast gaming to the masses.
Gameplay is further enhanced by hardware-accelerated video playback and custom software for audio effects and rendering.
We've optimized the full suite of hardware and software for gaming and mobile use cases. This includes custom operating system integration with the GPU to increase both performance and efficiency.
NVIDIA gaming technology is integrated into all aspects of the new Nintendo Switch home gaming system, which promises to deliver a great experience to gamers.
Nvidia has previously produced its own gaming-focused "Shield" tablets but announced that it would not be producing a model for this year, adding to the speculation that it was working with Nintendo - a move which could be seen as a vindication of its attempts to court gamers with its own self-made tech.