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RUMOR: Nintendo Switch GPU Runs Slower When Undocked

Posted on December 21, 2016 by Rectify Gaming

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A wide variety of rumors have spread about the Nintendo Switch since its announcement, and recently Eurogamer filed a report containing rumors they feel could be confirmed.
“Where Switch remains consistent is in CPU power – the cores run at 1020MHz regardless of whether the machine is docked or undocked. This ensures that running game logic won’t be compromised while gaming on the go: the game simulation itself will remain entirely consistent. The machine’s embedded memory controller runs at 1600MHz while docked (on par with a standard Tegra X1), but the default power mode undocked sees this drop to 1331MHz. However, developers can opt to retain full memory bandwidth in their titles should they choose to do so.”
But before you change your mind about the Nintendo Switch, remember that it will only have  720p screen, so this drop in power isn’t as significant as it would be on your TV.
Check out Eurogamer’s full analysis video below, and let us know what you think the January Switch reveal will bring!

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