Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Specifications

CPU / GPU: Customized NVIDIA Tegra
CPU Cores: 4 x ARM Cortyex A57
CPU Speed: 1020 MHz
GPU Cores: 256 NVIDIA CUDA Cores
GPU Docked speed: 768 MHz
GPU Undocked Speed: 307.7 MHz
RAM: 4 GB Shared between CPU & GPU
Storage: 32 GB
Max Video Resolution: 1080p@60hz

The Nintendo Switch is the ninth generation video game console developed by Nintendo and is the successor to the underperforming Nintendo Wii U.

The Switch was released in 2017 to substantial praise thanks to its fantastic launch titles and its ability to switch from console mode to handheld. Launching with a critical hit like Breath of the Wild gave the Switch the popularity boost that the Wii U never quite achieved.

Nintendo followed up the release of the Switch with several other hits such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and Super Mario Oddysee. The console has also had fantastic support from 3rd party developers, with a slew of well-optimized ports of high-profile games such as Skyrim.

The Nintendo Switch has a couple of unique features. First is the ability for the Switch to be used as both a handheld console and a video game console. This works by using a simple dock that connects to your tv.

One thing to note is that when the Switch in handheld mode, its performance is slightly limited to try to preserve battery life.  This means most games will have their resolutions reduced to 720p.

The other is the ability of the controllers to also act as motion controllers. However, this ability is not available on the “Lite” version of the Switch.

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a handheld only version of the console with non-detachable controllers. It can run any game that has compatibility for the Switches handheld mode.

Switch emulation has made an astonishing amount of progress in just a few short years thanks to the effort of the Yuzu Emulator team. The emulator is able to emulate a large amount of the Switch’s library already successfully.

Considering the time it took for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U to be successfully emulated, the progress in developing an emulator for the Nintendo Switch has been surprisingly fast.

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Nintendo Switch Emulators

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Yuzu is a fantastic emulator for the Nintendo Switch. It successfully manages to emulate numerous commercially available games. In a short time, Yuzu has managed to emulate various aspects of the Nintendo Switch.