Update: Turns out that this was an error on their end and that the specifications that were given out were not an official statement.
Although Nintendo don’t often (if at all) clarify what exactly is powering their consoles, the companies behind the architecture often end up spilling the beans. And in this case the firm, ARM, have taken it upon themselves to give us a nugget of info with regards to what’s beneath the Nintendo Switch‘s hood.
In a recent Facebook post from ARM they mentioned “See what Nintendo Switch has up its sleeve for March 3, powered by 4x ARM Cortex-A57.”
Now I’m no technical buff but a member of the GoNintendo Community had this to say about the GPU specs:
“The Nvidia Tegra X1 uses four A57 cores running at 2ghz. The ARM A57 itself is a sixty-four bit, four core (in this configuration) CPU. The Tegra X1’s GPU has 256 cores running at 1ghz. If this is what is in the Switch. Could be a heavily customized variant. The X1 came out two years ago. Could be upclocked, have more cores, etc. by now.”