Nintendo Switch News: No Web Browser At Launch And Nvidia Tegra X1 Confirmation From ARM

Feb 08, 2017 10:53 AM EST | Jayde Marvynne Zamora


Nintendo President, Tatsumi Kimishima sat down with TIME magazine to discuss the plans regarding Nintendo Switch. In the interview, Kimishima expressed how the company is focusing on the Switch March 3 release and its future success.

When asked about the functions and features that owners will see once they boot their consoles on March 3, Kimishima ends up silent about it since Nintendo has not finalized everything yet. But, Kimishima explained that Wii U owners should not expect core apps for Switch.

Another surprising statement by Kimishima is Nintendo Switch lacking we browsers at launch. Even though the eShop will be fully operational, it is still very surprising knowing that it lacks on of the important features.

In other news, Remember the day when report claims Nintendo and Nvidia were working on a new console together? Also, Eurogamer's report regarding Nintendo Switch using Tegra X1? These reports arose a lot of speculations regarding the chipset the hybrid console will use. Apparently, ARM, the company who supplies Cortex CPUs used in Nvidia chipsets confirmed this allegation.

In a blog post, ARM says "See what Nintendo Switch has up its sleeve for March 3, powered by 4x ARM Cortex-A57." Yes, that says it all. Nintendo Switch will use Nvidia Tegra X1 as its chipset. Thinking it will use the latest Pascal architecture? The answer is no.

According to Nintendo Life, the silicon inside Nintendo Switch will feature some customization on the basic X1 rather than using a totally new offering. Well, this news is pretty familiar to everyone. But, this points out the official confirmation on what chipset the Switch will use.

Just for a quick refresher, the Tegra X1 has four Cortex-A57 cores that run at 2.0 GHz. Meanwhile, Nvidia's Tegra P1 exhibits two Denver2 cores plus four Cortex-A57 cores. So, do the math. Clearly, it is a shame Nintendo is powered on 2015 chipset models. The Tegra X1 is used on Nvidia Shield Android TV released on 2015.

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