Nintendo Switch News: Why It’s Way Better Than iPad?

By Ben Lindon , Updated Apr 06, 2017 07:20 AM EDT

Nintendo Switch has been torn down to reveal a powerful NVIDIA GPU in the hood. Moreover, it has been revealed that the Nintendo Switch is at least 10 times more powerful than the average Apple iPad. Latest reports reveal that the left Joy-Con Bluetooth connectivity issues have already been fixed.

Nintendo Uses Non-Nintendo GPU for Nintendo Switch

The engineering and product development consultancy Mindtribe has released their findings on the Nintendo Switch teardown. It has been revealed that Nintendo is utilizing NVIDIA's reference design for their Tegra X1 processor architecture. It should be noted that in the past, Nintendo designed their own console components.

Nintendo opted to make the switch to industry-standard technology from NVIDIA for the Nintendo Switch, Fortune reported. It is expected that third party developers including independent developers would be able to port their video games to the console more easily.

The Nintendo Switch is also said to be more powerful than an average iPad, which is expected to be an advantage for the hybrid console that is also set to compete with mobile gaming on tablets and smartphones. Note that the Nintendo Switch may be played both on the television as a home console or as a portable device. Mindtribe further revealed that the product featured a stamped-in date of Nov. 15, 2016, revealing that Nintendo has been manufacturing the Nintendo Switch for several months.

Joy-Con Issue Is A Manufacturing Issue

In other news, issues of the Nintendo Switch left Joy-Con controller malfunctioning with Bluetooth connectivity have been addressed by the company. Nintendo revealed that Nintendo Switch users experiencing the said problem may note that the connectivity issue has already been fixed, Polygon reported. Furthermore, the problem is said to have been fixed at the factory and future consoles will no longer bear the same issues.

The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con issue, however, is said to be due to manufacturing variations. Nintendo confirmed that the problem was never a design issue with the Joy-Con controllers. Nintendo further revealed that there is no widespread proactive repair or replacement effort with the current Joy-Con controllers. Watch a Nintendo Switch teardown in the video below:


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