Feb 25th, 2017

The only remaining Nintendo Switch spec has finally been outed. For many weeks we’ve known the CPU and GPU in the console, we’ve known the internal storage, but we didn’t know what kind of RAM the Switch uses, and more importantly, how fast it is.

Now Samsung, one of the biggest memory makers in the world, has confirmed that the Switch uses their LPDDR4 memory chips. And the speed of those is 1600 MHz, resulting in 25.6 GB/s of total bandwidth

Furthermore, the Switch features two modules of 2 GB LPDDR4 for a total of 4 GB shared between the CPU and GPU.

Nintendo Switch RAM specs

The news was confirmed on Samsung’s “MemoryLink” LPDDR4 product page, before being taken down. However, the page still confirms the bandwidth at 25.6 GB/s (see table below) and the speed of 1600 MHz.

And those memory chips are tried at tested: Samsung uses a variation of that LPDDR4 chip in its Galaxy phones.

Nintendo Switch LPDDR4

This means that we now have the complete Nintendo Switch specs, which are:

Nintendo Switch RAM specs

  • CPU: Quad core ARM Cortex A57
  • GPU: Nvidia Maxwell with 256 CUDA cores
  • Memory:1600 MHz 4GB LPDDR4 (2+2 GB modules)
  • Memory Bandwidth: 25.6GB/s
  • Internal storage: 32 GB flash
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