Up until now, AMD was reportedly powering Nintendo's next-gen console, but the NX will reportedly be powered by a new Pascal-based Tegra from Nvidia.
I heard the site reporting this is very unreliable? Anyone know of that's true? http://semiaccurate.com/201... Also this news sucks. https://arcadegirl64.wordpr...
Many Japanese Game developers prefer ARM over x86 architecture.
Nope most developers around the world prefer X86 over anything else, stop damage controlling!
@DopeTech Please List Japanese games on PS4 that are not VITA ports. Thanks. All 3DS and Vita Games are on ARM architecture. Most Japanese Games on PS4 are VITA ports.
@Never- Can't really disagree, a lot do prefer ARM, but most developers around the world prefer to use x86. Lots of Japanese developers are also becoming more PC friendly, look at Square and Sega. "All 3DS and Vita Games are on ARM architecture" Agreed, which makes me believe even more that NX is actually a handheld. If true, yes they would lack developers that want to the ease of development of x86, which I think is a very, very bad thing. Consider this, Japanese studios are still releasing new PS4 and XONE titles. Evil Within, Yakuza series, Valkria Chronicles remaster and 4, I Am Setsuna, World Of Final Fantasy, KH3, KH2.8, FFXV, Nier 2, Persona 5 etc. All using ARM is saying, we'll get "some" development, not all. Its just not enough to warrant such a dumb move imho. As evident by PS4 and XONE, Japaneses developers don't have a HUGE issue adapting to other hardware, not enough to miss out on a huge install base anyway.
@Never4Get I'm nearly rolling over laughing. The only reason they chose ARM for 3DS/Vita is it scales lower for handhelds, not because it's better for consoles. If Skylake/Pascal/Zen/Arctic Islands were aimed at a handheld market, they'd be on that tech with the quickness.
I dunno if prefer is the right word. Regardless, any dev that can make games will understand x86 code. It's what they first learn, it's what every programmer first learns, and for the majority of coding, there isn't much difference between ARM and x86.
It's C++ code turned into machine code. What you guys on about?
Don't trust anything from this site this man is the biggest AMD fanboy/Nivida hater
"The NX has special, custom-made chips and the overall design of the hardware is very modern. The chips are industry leading because they are very modern chips" yeah, sounds legit, sjeesh, how old is that writer, 12? Or at least he doesn't know tech...
Maybe because It's the handheld, AMD SUCKS at times.
"Maybe because It's the handheld" BINGO!
"Get N or get out" 🤘
Unless they are intentionally misinforming people, Nintendo have specifically said they will not talk about the NX at E3 this year, so that line isn't accurate.
I mean...to public, I don't think they meant to all developers world wide.
POWER - scream the uninitiated and/or nearsighted. Fact is, be it cutting-edge hardware or '''underpowered 39;, Nintendo builds games to work within said hardware's restrictions and constantly - via extremely talented developers - delivers some of the best games of all time. Personally I just ask Nintendo sticks to its guns, because, you can't please all of the people all of the time...FACT.
Yeah I'm, and has been proven (more so with the WiiU but stretching back to the N64 with its cartridges) if you don't have third party support you are dead in the water. Nobody likes waiting around for months at a time for Nintendo's next release.
If its an Android based OS, then Nvidia have experience with their Shield TV and their Tegra based SOC's. Could be quite a decent console in the end.
If this rumour is true it is obviously for the handheld component of the NX. Tegra is designed for mobile and the current as in not new but already available Tegra chip called the X1 coincidentally is about 10x as powerful compared to the Vita.
They need to get their software on a decent schedule. Nintendo games are fire but they are far and few between. If they can't get ports from 3rd party then they don't have a choice in the matter. They need to support their own hardware more efficiently.
We have to take this with a grain of salt guys. Remember this is a positive Nintendo rumor
Who said it was a positive rumor? ;)
If it's a portable device ARM is the only thing that makes sense. It's not gonna compete with the PS4 though because even the best ARM devices right now aren't up to the power of the PS4 and Xbox One.
I find this difficult to believe. AMD has firmly planted themselves within the console market. whereas Nvidia has a heavier focus on PC enthusiasts.
i'm hopping its raw performance closer to Drive PX2
Like I said folks. Contradiction.
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