Nintendo Switch Now Has 25% More GPU Power According To A New Report

More for developers to work with.

Posted By | On 26th, Feb. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Shubhankar2508

The Nintendo Switch isn’t anywhere close to being as powerful as its contemporary competitors, the Xbox One and the PS4, and while people have mostly not been overly concerned with that fact, there are a few prospective buyers who are still on the fence thanks to the system’s supposedly underpowered nature.

However, as per new reports, the Switch will offer game developers with something known as the boost mode, which will give them significantly more power to work with, translating into a 25% improvement on the GPU.

As per a recent report by Digital Foundry, where the system’s GPU clock speed was originally reported to be running at 307.3MHz when outside of its dock and essentially in handheld mode, the new boost mode increases that GPU speed to 384MHz when the system is running out of dock. It should, however, be noted that this is only an option for developers, and not something users will be able to toggle on and off on the system. Developers, by the way, can also work without the boost mode should they choose to do so.

While this is a significant upgrade, it should be noted that it doesn’t bring the system on par with its direct competitors- but then again, that isn’t the point of the Switch, so that shouldn’t make too much of a difference.

Click on the link provided above to read the full report by Digital Foundry in case you want to go into the nitty-gritties of the matter. A short while back, we went hands-on with the Switch and came away hugely impressed. You can read our impressions here.

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  • The truth-ier

    its not a significant upgrade, because you are getting a so called 25% boost relative to the already low clock. its like saying someone with a a dollar got a dime, and someone with a penny, got 99 more pennies…one is a huge boost, but when you think relative to the starting money, its not alot. This site is terrible, and has no technical folks writing these stories.

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    • tudiguha

      the problem with that is its going to burn the battery down faster so sure you get better performance but at the expense of longetivity&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

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  • Psionicinversion

    the problem with that is its going to burn the battery down faster so sure you get better performance but at the expense of longetivity

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