Nintendo NX will powered by an NVIDIA Tegra processor, not an AMD chip

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.

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Ghost_of_Tsushima556d ago (Edited 556d ago )

I heard the site reporting this is very unreliable? Anyone know of that's true?

Also this news sucks.


never4get556d ago

Many Japanese Game developers prefer ARM over x86 architecture.

DopeTech556d ago

Nope most developers around the world prefer X86 over anything else, stop damage controlling!

never4get556d ago

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.

_-EDMIX-_556d ago

@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.

OmnislashVer36556d ago (Edited 556d ago )


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.

rainslacker556d ago (Edited 556d ago )

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.

ChickeyCantor553d ago

It's C++ code turned into machine code. What you guys on about?

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KTF26556d ago

Don't trust anything from this site
this man is the biggest AMD fanboy/Nivida hater

Aenea556d ago

"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...

DopeTech556d ago

Maybe because It's the handheld, AMD SUCKS at times.

_-EDMIX-_556d ago

"Maybe because It's the handheld" BINGO!

Maybay556d ago

"Get N or get out" 🤘

MisterBronze556d ago

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.

_-EDMIX-_556d ago

I public, I don't think they meant to all developers world wide.

higgins78556d ago (Edited 556d ago )

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.

Phunkydiabetic1556d ago

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.

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