Nintendo NX To Be 3-4 Times Stronger Than Wii U, Will Support Modern Engines Like Unreal 4- Report

It sounds like third parties won’t have trouble with the new system, for once.

Posted By | On 05th, Oct. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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One of the perennial questions that surrounds Nintendo’s upcoming NX system is just how powerful it will be. It’s never a given that Nintendo’s system will have parity with other current systems on the market in terms of specs to begin with, and with the NX also reportedly being a handheld-console hybrid, the question of just how much power it’ll have stuffed into it becomes murkier.

However, as per a recent report by Direct Feed Games, the NX’s power really shouldn’t be an issue. In a recent discussion that he had about the NX, he shared some apparently insider information about the system. He shared, for instance, that the system will be 3-4 times more powerful than the Wii U, and that it will support modern engines and development pipelines like Unreal, so third parties shouldn’t have issues porting their games. He also confirmed that the system will be powered by the NVIDIA Pascal Tegra, and that while it may be technically capable of 4K and HDR, Nintendo won’t be making a push for either of those.

The Nintendo NX is scheduled to be launched worldwide in March 2017, and it is due for a reveal later this month.

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  • JimboDeadite

    It would be Very dumb of Nintendo Not to Support 4K! Seriously. At least on TVs. I can understand with the Tablet.

    • Riggybro

      People are currently happily playing 720p/900p games on their 1080p TVs… does it really matter?

    • Eddie Battikha

      What did u expect from Nintendo? theyre always behind in Technology.

    • Fierce_Deity_link

      only for the last 2 gens. they innovate, and are responsible for the controller we have.

    • d0x360

      Well they aren’t so I guess they are dumb

    • bowlerchris

      You do realize that not a single console currently supports 4K gaming. Even the scorpio might only be able to support 4K at a lower frame rate (not even 30fps) If you want to know why, read the following article.

    • Chrischi

      The new consoles only upscale to 4k at best… So who cares?

  • d0x360

    Considering the wiiu is hardware wise identical in raw power to the Wii and the Wii was just an overclocked GameCube when someone says the Nx will be 4x the power…that means it will be about Xbox 360 levels of power.

    Now comparisons across generations aren’t fair since advances allow you to achieve more with less but not THAT much more. This thing is going pump out visuals comparable to a mid gen 360 game with higher levels of anti aliasing and that’s about it…

    This is the worst idea Nintendo has ever had and power is not why.

    No…the reason is the 3ds. They own the portable market. Now they are going to fracture that market with themselves AND have to share it with the mobile market.

    This is…the end. By 2018 maybe 2019 Nintendo will be a 3rd party company who might also make a handheld and that handheld won’t be the NX.

    • bowlerchris

      Obviously you need to do some research before posting bullshit about the Wii and WiiU having identical hardware, because they obviously do not.

      CPU-1.24 GHz Tri-Core IBM PowerPC “Espresso”
      GPU- 550 MHz AMD Radeon “Latte”
      Memory – 2 GB DDR3
      CPU – IBM PowerPC “Broadway
      GPU – ATI “Hollywood” 243 MHz
      Memory – 88MB (total), 24MB MoSys 1T-SRAM, 324MHZ, 2.7GB/s bandwidth

      So I don’t see the resemblance.

      WiiU has 352 GFLOPS, while the Wii has 12 GFLOPS. Xbox 360 has 240 GFLOPS. So the WiiU already outperforms the 360 on the FLOPS scale, so if the NX is going to be 3-4 times more powerful, then it will have around 1-1.4 TFLOPS, which is close to what the Xbox One has which is 1.3 TFLOPS

    • d0x360

      Look at you using marketing words how nice…

      Quote numbers at me all you want. Please I beg you.

      Fact is its all the same hardware design with clock tweaks and different ram. Same basic design all the way through.

      Why am I bothering ROFL…if you think for a single micro second the Nx will come anywhere near the xb1 you are living in a magic universe and I suggest you stay.

      Flops flops flops..bits bits bits… marketing marketing marketing. Buzzzzzz buzzzzzz buzzzzzz words for people who don’t know how hardware works.

      The bit wars are dead long live the flop wars…Jesus help me. You know i go to work and we all laugh at the crap people post at me. While I’m writing code for robotic AI and others on my team are designing limbs or senses we joke around about people like you.

      Armed to the teeth with wikipedia and some numbers. Yah got me bro…I’ve been put in my place. How many bits will it I mean flops how many flops?? How many Hz is the CPU? Cause the higher number means it’s better right? Always…always….

    • Fierce_Deity_link

      technically speaking, the wii u is roughly on par with 360 as far as power goes, its nintendos first hd system. one small thing you forget, is that up until wii, nintendo had the most powerful console each gen, and given the way technology has come since about a decade ago (which is rather mind blowing) they could make something that has the power to compete with the next gen, and if the rumors are true, their console will be able to do more with less resources. nintendo always uses its hardware rather optimally, case in point, look how dynamic BotW is.

    • d0x360

      One small thing I forget…hmm

      Let’s see. The NES was more powerful than the 2600 sure…but not the master system or pc engine.

      The SNES..power.. It had a far slower CPU but could display more colors but power? Power would go to the Genesis.

      The GameCube was in fact more powerful than the much older ps2 (wow amazing) but it didn’t come anywhere near the capability of the Xbox.

      The Wii..was a overclocked GameCube up against the 360 and ps3 so that’s another loss.

      The wiiu. Interesting. Sure it was capable of pushing out higher resolution than the 360 or ps3 but power…it wasn’t actually more powerful it just was designed different and again it was far more modern so more efficient. Any game that ran on all 3 platforms usually looked better on the 360.

      Power isn’t a factor of numbers on paper. 2 machines, one being 3ghz and the other begin 4ghz. Which is more powerful? Well the 4ghz one right? Well…no not really..

      This is ANOTHER classic example of someone (meaning you) spouting off hardware specs and numbers but not actually knowing a single thing about what they mean.

      Tell me. How can a single core x86 2ghz CPU be 50% SLOWER than another single core x86 2ghz CPU?

      Numbers aren’t power.

      The Nx will not outclass the xb1. Not even close. The Nx will be about on par with the 360 if we are lucky. The only good news is 720p which is Nintendo’s native rendering goal. Let me tell you something…the base…it’s not going to have a PCIE bus and it’s own GPU and memory. It’s not going to give games some super boost in power…

      Your post..well the part about power anyway (i didn’t bother to read the rest) is so incredibly wrong it makes me sad.

      No go outside and play and read an engineering book on computer hardware just do something productive because your nonsense argument may work against a moron but it won’t work with someone who knows how all this stuff actually works.

      I beg you…beg you not to reply with more nonsense. Just let it go. Accept that you’re wrong and move on…go convince some idiot somewhere how smart you are but stop peddling your crap with me

    • Chrischi

      You are a funny one? What is power to you? If there is a task and something does it better and all are optimised to their limits, than what has a better output has to have more power. We dont compare PCs to consoles. What is all the power in the world, if it doesnt get the job done as well as what has less power? Cry as much about power as you want, if Wii Us games looked better and worked better, than I dont care, if the power is only 1/1000000000 of the other system.

    • d0x360

      Jesus… Just give it up. Instead of coming here trying to act like an internet tough guy go LEARN.

      I have 3 degrees in information technology related fields. That’s THREE which is years of school. I’m not going to take advice or get information from someone fanboy twit on the internet.

    • Chrischi

      Yeah, I bet you also work for Santa Claus. Can you give him my wish letter?

      You got 3 degrees below whats needed for a normal working, non childish brain, maybe^^ Please stop your nonsense and act like you know something, because you have this or that, you sound like a clown. My little cousin makes posts like you do and acts like he is some Dr. Prof. of something… dont be a child, grow up.

    • d0x360

      Ouch you got me but don’t worry I’ll sleep soundly knowing I’m right and you’re still an idiot.

    • Chrischi

      I know I got you. I also know for sure, that you are not right. You are a child, probably not over 14 years old. This is a fact, I can see it, the way you are talking. You are just too small to understand something like that. Noone who really holds as many degrees as you say, does even bother with this. Fact and no go on be a child 😉

    • Console and PC Master Race

      The upside is that both of you have provided very solid entertainment for other people (probably not intentionally). So, I thank you. :3

    • Fierce_Deity_link

      you know you don’t need to be condescending about this right?

    • Console and PC Master Race

      Wrong. The last console Nintendo had that was the most powerful was the N64. Xbox > Gamecube > PS2, PS3 > Xbox 360 > Wii, PS4 > Xbox One > Wii U (regarding power).

  • Riggybro

    Nintendo is in a league of its own that Sony and MS can only dream of.

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    • Console and PC Master Race

      Guess what? N O B O D Y cares!!

    • TheCellGames

      Yup. Nintendo has screwed up so many times it might as well be its own league of losers.

  • Mr Xrat

    Hope it impresses. It’s time for NX to put a well-deserved bullet in Xbox.

    • Console and PC Master Race

      More like a well-deserved bullet in PS4 (since PS4 is beating Xbox. PS4 is THE console to beat).


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