Details regarding the Nintendo NX are still being carefully kept under wraps but we have already heard that the platform will use the TEGRA mobile chip to power the system. What we don’t know is whether it is using the older TEGRA X1 mobile chip or the TEGRA X2 which is in development under the codename “Parker.” Segment Next is reporting that it has heard from a source that Nintendo will use the latter and is partnering with Nivida for the launch. We should find out for certain when the system is unveiled later this year.
The company is partnering with Nvidia to use its upcoming TEGRA X2 that is more powerful compared to the original model. The TEGRA X1 released in 2015 and comes packed with four ARM Cortex-A53 cores in big.LITTLE configuration, as well as a Maxwell-based graphics processing unit.
The upcoming chip hasn’t been formally named as Nvidia TEGRA X2 and is in development under codename “Parker.” The new TEGRA chip will feature four ARM-based Cortex-A57 cores and two homegrown Denver2 cores, it will use Pascal architecture for its GPU. The same one used for Nvidia’s flagship GPU models – GTX Titan X, GTX 1080, GTX 1070, and GTX 1060.
Nintendo NX will benefit from is unified memory which means faster communication between central components – CPU and GPU. TEGRA “Parker” is using a 16-nanometer FinFET process.