- Oct 27, 2017
If Nintendo doesn't add additional performance profiles for the new SOC (i.e. higher CPU and/or GPU and/or memory clocks) that can then be used by actual games then, no. Games would run exactly the same as on the 2017 hardware. All you'd get out of this is (probably) longer battery life in handheld mode as a side-effect.So let me ask this... let's say Nintendo wants to sneak a new SOC into the OG Switch but isn't interested in advertising it, just a behind the scenes hardware upgrade. If the new SOC is much more efficient than the OG, could we see better performance (battery and/or framerate and/or dynamic resolution) despite Nintendo's attempts to make it maintain parity with the 2017 hardware?