Nintendo Switch Uses 4GB Of Samsung’s LPDDR4 RAM
The final piece of the puzzle.
We know at last what kind of memory the Nintendo Switch uses. Samsung went ahead and outed the information on its website (presumably prematurely, because the information has now been taken down), giving us the final piece of the puzzle as far as the Switch’s hardware specs go.
The Switch uses 2 GB of Samsung’s LPDDR4 modules, resulting in a cumulative 4GB of RAM shared across the CPU and GPU. The speed of these modules is 1600 MHz, resulting in total effective bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s. These specs may seem paltry for a home console- but again, remember that the Switch is designed with the portable form factor as the baseline (and indeed, this reinforces the notion that the Switch is a great portable and a kind of mediocre home console).
These chips are also the same ones that Samsung uses in its own Galaxy phones- so at least we know we are getting something market leading here.
[via Nintendo Today]