Qualcomm announced the first-generation G3x game platform at the recent technology summit and cooperated with Razer to launch a development machine based on this platform for the portable game console market.
Just looking at the sales of portable game consoles, naturally, no one can compare with Nintendo Switch. With its decades of development of the game ecology, the sales of the entire Switch series have approached the 100 million level, but in stark contrast to its popular sales is its backward configuration.
However, the poor configuration of Nintendo’s machine does not mean that Nvidia has dragged its feet. After several years of iteration, Nvidia’s Tegra series chips have been widely used in various devices, such as Nvidia’s own portable media device Nvidia Shield, which was even used in Tesi Pull the car's infotainment system processor.
According to industry sources, the next-generation Nintendo Switch host is likely to be equipped with Nvidia’s Tegra Orin SoC, which integrates a 12-core ARM Cortex-A78AE CPU and 2048 CUDA core Ampere architecture GPUs. However, considering the 60W power consumption of the Orin chip, the full version of the model is ultimately generally used in-car systems. If it is to be used in portable game consoles, Nintendo is likely to choose a customized version of Orin, with a reduced frequency or like Tegra X1 The same way to cut the core.
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