This little nugget slipped through the cracks due to all the other various information flying around about the Nintendo Switch. According to Takashi Mochizuki from the Wall Street Journal, some 3rd party developers who were making games for the PlayStation 4 are now porting those games over to the Nintendo Switch. This on the back of some “newer” dev kit leaks suggesting the system may be more capable than many on the outside are thinking.
The current rumored dev unit specs are the following:
- Four ARM Cortex-A57 cores, max 2GHz
- NVidia second-generation Maxwell architecture
- 256 CUDA cores, max 1 GHz, 1024 FLOPS/cycle
- 4GB RAM (25.6 GB/s, VRAM shared)
- 32 GB storage (Max transfer 400 MB/s)
- USB 2.0 & 3.0
- 1280 x 720 6.2″ IPS LCD
- 1080p at 60 fps or 4k at 30 fps max video output
- Capcitance method, 10-point multi-touch
This would seemingly not be good enough for smooth porting, but we do know that the Tegra X1, which is clearly what is present in the above specs, is not the final chip being used in the system as NVidia has already confirmed a fully customized chip is heading to the platform that is likely based on their Pascal architecture.