Nintendo Switch Official Specification Leaked Online

Following a report last week, we’ve now possibly learned a little more about the Nintendo Switch‘s specs. Digital Foundry has the scoop today on the system’s CPU and GPU speeds.

According to the site, the CPU power is the same when the Switch is docked and undocked, with the cores running at 1020MHz in both situations. “This ensures that running game logic won’t be compromised while gaming on the go: the game simulation itself will remain entirely consistent,” the site reported. “The machine’s embedded memory controller runs at 1600MHz while docked … but the default power mode undocked sees this drop to 1331MHz. However, developers can opt to retain full memory bandwidth in their titles should they choose to do so.”


The Switch’s GPU speed is what might be controversial, Digital Foundry says. This is because, when docked, clock speeds for the system are reportedly locked at 768MHz. As the site points out, this is much lower than the 1 GHz that Nvidia’s Shield Android TV runs at in terms of GPU speed.



“But the big surprise from our perspective was the extent to which Nintendo has down-clocked the GPU to hit its thermal and battery life targets,” Digital Foundry said. “That’s not a typo: it really is 307.2MHz–meaning that in portable mode, Switch runs at exactly 40 percent of the clockspeed of the fully docked device.”

Nintendo did not respond to the site’s request for comment. Be sure to read Digital Foundry’s full report to learn lots more about the Switch’s rumored specs and what it might mean for the way the console’s games look.

source – Gamespot