Nintendo Switch specs probably leaked in developer paperwork – hearsay

Developer documentation for the Nintendo Switch has made its method on-line, revealing the specs of the console, and plenty of different beforehand unavailable particulars.


Nintendo, in contrast to Microsoft and Sony, has been eager to not point out the energy of the upcoming Nintendo Switch. We’re mere weeks from launch and there isn’t a single piece of official data you will discover that can let you know, say, how highly effective is the CPU and GPU, or how a lot RAM it has, and so forth.

Naturally, this makes followers anticipate any official – or seemingly official – paperwork pertaining to the Switch specs with nice pleasure. A Reddit publish that appeared earlier immediately, accommodates a large quantity of data. The particulars are sourced from three, developer-only paperwork protecting the console’s specs, system options, and different devkit directions.

The recordsdata are huge, and go into great detail – as you’d count on – into every of their respective topics. While a lot of what’s included is probably not related to most of the people, a few of what’s there may be intriguing to say the least.

Most importantly, the paperwork record the Switch’s specs. As you may see, the Switch seems to have a quad core ARM Cortex-A57 CPU that has a most pace of 2GHz. The GPU is a Maxwell-based, Nvidia chip with 256 CUDA cores and max pace of 1GHz.


The particulars for these two look like totally different from the newest leak from back in December, which prompt the CPU would max out at 1GHz, not 2GHz, and the GPU would solely run at 768MHz, as an alternative of a full 1GHz.

As for RAM, the Switch seems to have 4GB of it, shared with the VRAM, based on the docs. Speaking of reminiscence, the utmost cartridge restrict appears to be 32GB, and the sizes talked about are 1, 2, four, eight, and 16GB moreover.

Outside of specs, a bit titled “E-Commerce Features,” mentions that the Switch won’t have assist for free-to-play-style digital currencies at launch. Support for DLC and season passes, nonetheless, will probably be obtainable. The characteristic is predicted to seem someday publish launch.

It’s necessary to notice that the paperwork date again to July 2016, they usually consult with the console because the NX – the Switch’s in-development codename. We’ve additionally not been capable of confirm the claims within the paperwork, and whereas they do seem official, they might be superb fakes.

There are many extra particulars you may glean from the paperwork, and NeoGAF has been pouring over all of them day. So far, among the data that got here to mild embrace discuss of a smartphone-style unlock display screen for handheld mode, the console’s fast menu overlay, how Miis will probably be built-in, and rather more.

The Nintendo Switch is out March three.