Nvidia is providing the core technology to support Nintendo’s next-generation NX console. Multiple sources confirmed that the new machine is based on Nvidia’s mobile-oriented Tegra processor, and its development kit currently uses the Tegra X1 chip used in the Shield Android TV console and the Google Pixel C tablet.
This news is destined to surprise those including us. They suspect that AMD will provide the technical guts for the new Nintendo machine, but it is obvious that the company is planning to move in a new and possibly revolutionary direction. Right now, it is not at all interested in providing hardware that directly competes with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For the next generation of games, it has its own ideas
NX is a mobile game console, although it has some twists and turns-in principle, the unit can be plugged into a base station, turning it into something more similar to a traditional game console. However, the side-mounted control area of ??the handheld computer is obviously detachable and becomes an independent game board for two people’s games-as revealed by the big news report of Nintendo NX on the website today. In essence, NX is actually a reversal of the concept of Wii U GamePad. This is a fully integrated mobile game console, you can plug it into a high-definition TV instead of a game console with a semi-portable gaming component, and comes with a unique “anywhere” local multiplayer game function.
And the obvious compromise is-the performance is relatively low compared to the existing current generation machines. Nvidia’s Tegra technology was built with specific characteristics in mind: a delicate balance between performance and power efficiency to maintain battery life (the vitality of mobile games). This means that previous rumors that PS4 beats performance and utilizes x86-based AMD consoles are wrong. NX is smaller, more compact, and easy to carry-yes, it’s less powerful.