pcmag.com - 64 days ago
Nintendo Switch Uses a Standard Tegra X1 Processor
Back in October, Nvidia wrote a blog post about the forthcoming Nintendo Switch and how it is "powered by the performance of the custom Tegra processor."
Ever since then, there's been speculation and a number of question marks over how Nvidia modified the chip to form the custom part found inside the Switch. But the latest evidence shows that the chip itself is in no way custom. In the first week of March, Tech Insights carried out a teardown of the Switch hardware detailing all the different parts that make up Nintendo's latest machine. The teardown received an update this week with further details on the Tegra chip. They used die-shot photography to capture an image of the chip layout, and what they found is it's a perfect match for the Tegra T210 processor found inside the 2017 Shield Android TV. To be clear, this is a chip first released back in 2015. Whatever Nvidia meant by custom did not include tweaking the actual processor itself.
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