Aug 17th, 2016

NX might use the new and much more powerful Tegra X2 chip

Last month we heard some concrete reports about the Nintendo NX: it’s reportedly a tablet-styled console with detachable controllers, powered by Nvidia’s mobile Tegra architecture.

According to those reports, the dev kits that Nintendo has shipped out feature the Tegra X1 chips, which have been on the market for a while.

But the final console might use the new and much improved Tegra X2 chip.

The Tegra X2 reportedly features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A57 cores, plus two additional, smaller cores as well.

But it’s on the graphics side where it’s really impressive: the Tegra X2 features a graphics chip built using Nvidia’s new Pascal architecture, which powers the recently released GTX 1080 and 1070 series of graphics cards.

The increased power will also bring along better battery life, since it’s optimized for mobile and is built on a 16nm process.

All in all, the new Tegra X2 is said to be almost as powerful as the Xbox One and PS4.

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