Nintendo Switch Powered by Nvidia Tegra

October 21, 2016

As the Nintendo Switch is now officially revealed, Nvidia have taken to their website to officially reveal that they are powering the hybrid console with a custom NVidia Tegra SoC.

“Nintendo Switch is powered by the performance of the custom Tegra processor. The high-efficiency scalable processor includes an NVIDIA GPU based on the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards.”

While their isn’t any confirmation of the exact model of Nvidia Tegra the Switch’s custom model is based off, the above quote from Nvidia potentially implies that this custom SoC might be based off the long rumoured, and not yet announced, Pascal range of Tegras. This is the same GPU architecture used by the massively successful ‘GTX10’ range of Nvidia graphics cards. If this is true it would mean that Nintendo have stayed true to their word about the Nintendo Switch including cutting-edge technology, while also using a SoC format that is familiar to developers everywhere.

The Nintendo Switch will release in March of 2017.