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“NEW” Nintendo Switch review and Unboxing ( revision with Mariko SOC)

DESTROYA

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Interesting review


Pros:

Improved battery life
No real performance improvement
Better build quality on the joy-cons

Cons:
Its not the Pro we were hoping for
Overall I would say it’s a pretty significant revision , what do you guys think?

Edit:
Added another unboxing video:



Seems like they are slowly being released, tear down.



Tear down video of the joy-cons for the “new” Switch



Another look of the new joy-cons




Finally some good performance tests that shows us that in video #1 the guy only perceived a slight performance in games.




Latest video that makes some very good points on the new model


 
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Interesting. Better battery life would be a godsend in some games.

Can't believe he doesn't have a case for either unit.
 
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Is this true? Well, so he act like a Xbox One vs Xbox One S. Indeed its a new SoC.

@dark10x please, can you guys check that too ?
He says about maybe a 10% performance advantage , now there’s no way for sure until a place like Digital Foundry does a in-depth analysis but when he was playing Doom he said if felt smoother and there were less drops in resolution and frame rates making the game more stable.
 
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He says about maybe a 10% performance advantage , now there’s no way for sure until a place like Digital Foundry does a in-depth analysis but when he was playing Doom he said if felt smoother and there were less drops in resolution and frame rates making the game more stable.
Still is worth a try. Xbox case was similar. A 1~5% perfomance increase and they really could put the battery at test.
I mean, Rich even risk his nintendo account for overclock his NS.
 

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Is it out in the U.S. now? How do you tell the difference between an original model and the new "pro" edition on shelves?
 

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Is it out in the U.S. now? How do you tell the difference between an original model and the new "pro" edition on shelves?
Basically the box is different,look at post # 14 from Ulysses 31 above.Not sure if it’s out everywhere yet but this guy got his hands on one. You’ll have to check your local retailers in person to be sure.
 
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It only depresses me how much the typical gaming YouTube channel has its identical, lame act lazily thrown together.
 
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Whoa, he's saying playing Zelda BOTW at maximum brightness and volume is doing 6 hours.

The Switch has a 4310mah 15.9 watt hour battery , that means it;s doing 2.65 watts per hour.
That would be a 240% increase in power efficiency if true.
TSMC states that 16nm/12nm is 60% more efficient than 20nm, and 10nm is 35% more efficient than 16nm/12nm. and
7nm (non-EUV) is 40% more efficient than 10nm.
So it has to be on 7nm if he's right about the six hours.
 

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Yeah the framreate on doom looked more stable. Definitely seems like there is a slight per boost, lile from Xbox One to Xbox One S
 
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Whoa, he's saying playing Zelda BOTW at maximum brightness and volume is doing 6 hours.

The Switch has a 4310mah 15.9 watt hour battery , that means it;s doing 2.65 watts per hour.
That would be a 240% increase in power efficiency if true.
TSMC states that 16nm/12nm is 60% more efficient than 20nm, and 10nm is 35% more efficient than 16nm/12nm. and
7nm (non-EUV) is 40% more efficient than 10nm.
So it has to be on 7nm if he's right about the six hours.
It definitely isn't 7nm see this thread : https://www.neogaf.com/threads/switch-lite-internals-photographed-at-fcc-hello-mariko.1495936 - probably 16nm

Those 16/12nm figures will be best case. But there can be less battery drain due to the slightly smaller screen.

Also Nintendo nerfed the battery it's now 3.8V 3570mAh 13.6Wh (85% of original). [edit - I'm a dummy that's the lite]

I'd guess the guy just fluffed the tests .. :| Mmh with smaller battery and 60% reduced power it could be about right for 16nm, except the CPU is only a fraction of the power draw..
 
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Well wish me luck NeoGAF! I'm gonna go out and see if I can't find one in the wild today! I've read/heard
that these are starting to show up in stores in the United States.

So here it is again for those of you looking today as well: Bright red packaging(no white background the OG Switch box had)

New packaging for new model:


Old packaging for OG model:



And the sku/model number for the revised Switch model:

Taken from Nintendo's site: Revised Nintendo Switch tech specs


Model number: HAC-001(-01) - Available starting in mid-August 2019
(product serial number starts with “XKW”)

I'll report back later!

----------------------------------
Update: Went to the local Best Buy-no luck. Still have all the "old" stock OG Switch models.

Next up, Gamestop.

Gamestop: "Hi, I was wondering if you have the new Nintendo Switch revision model that has a better battery life and different
packaging?"

Gamestop employee: "Oh you mean the Switch Pro? Yeah that's not even out yet".

Me: "Well it's not a Switch Pro but it has an updated motherboard and better battery life. Nintendo has started shipping them,
they are out in the wild."

Gamestop employee: "No, those haven't shipped yet. They don't come out until after the Switch Lite model next month. It's supposed to
come out after that!"

It hit me then that this is a major part of the reason Gamestop is going under. CLUELESS employees.

Me: "Ok, have a nice one, it's out in the wild though!"

Oh well. Not today!
 
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Hmmm... seems like the only real reason to upgrade to this is if you use handheld a lot. For me, mine is usually docked, so yeah.
 
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Well wish me luck NeoGAF! I'm gonna go out and see if I can't find one in the wild today! I've read/heard
that these are starting to show up in stores in the United States.

So here it is again for those of you looking today as well: Bright red packaging(no white background the OG Switch box had)

New packaging for new model:


Old packaging for OG model:



And the sku/model number for the revised Switch model:

Taken from Nintendo's site: Revised Nintendo Switch tech specs


Model number: HAC-001(-01) - Available starting in mid-August 2019
(product serial number starts with “XKW”)

I'll report back later!

----------------------------------
Update: Went to the local Best Buy-no luck. Still have all the "old" stock OG Switch models.

Next up, Gamestop.

Gamestop: "Hi, I was wondering if you have the new Nintendo Switch revision model that has a better battery life and different
packaging?"

Gamestop employee: "Oh you mean the Switch Pro? Yeah that's not even out yet".

Me: "Well it's not a Switch Pro but it has an updated motherboard and better battery life. Nintendo has started shipping them,
they are out in the wild."

Gamestop employee: "No, those haven't shipped yet. They don't come out until after the Switch Lite model next month. It's supposed to
come out after that!"

It hit me then that this is a major part of the reason Gamestop is going under. CLUELESS employees.

Me: "Ok, have a nice one, it's out in the wild though!"

Oh well. Not today!
Dude you could have just asked them to bring you ALL of their Switch consoles out.
 

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Well wish me luck NeoGAF! I'm gonna go out and see if I can't find one in the wild today! I've read/heard
that these are starting to show up in stores in the United States.

So here it is again for those of you looking today as well: Bright red packaging(no white background the OG Switch box had)

New packaging for new model:


Old packaging for OG model:



And the sku/model number for the revised Switch model:

Taken from Nintendo's site: Revised Nintendo Switch tech specs


Model number: HAC-001(-01) - Available starting in mid-August 2019
(product serial number starts with “XKW”)

I'll report back later!

----------------------------------
Update: Went to the local Best Buy-no luck. Still have all the "old" stock OG Switch models.

Next up, Gamestop.

Gamestop: "Hi, I was wondering if you have the new Nintendo Switch revision model that has a better battery life and different
packaging?"

Gamestop employee: "Oh you mean the Switch Pro? Yeah that's not even out yet".

Me: "Well it's not a Switch Pro but it has an updated motherboard and better battery life. Nintendo has started shipping them,
they are out in the wild."

Gamestop employee: "No, those haven't shipped yet. They don't come out until after the Switch Lite model next month. It's supposed to
come out after that!"

It hit me then that this is a major part of the reason Gamestop is going under. CLUELESS employees.

Me: "Ok, have a nice one, it's out in the wild though!"

Oh well. Not today!
You could've just asked, the Switch with the red packaging :messenger_beaming:

It's cool the employee mentioned the Pro version.
 

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You could've just asked, the Switch with the red packaging :messenger_beaming:

It's cool the employee mentioned the Pro version.
That doesnt directly mean he knows its happening, especially if he doesnt know the difference between the old sku and new one
 
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Did anyone over 25 yo really expect a pro version already? Not mockingly just.... Nintendo has barely started taking online serious, who thought theyd be on board for a niche hardware? Thats not their game.

Guess I'll wait for Spawn Wave. He's more level headed and mature.
Meh, i love him but hes so long-winded and gossip-heavy i rarely watch him; Wish hed condense his videos under 10 minutes, its so much bloat IMO. :\
 
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Did anyone over 25 yo really expect a pro version already? Not mockingly just.... Nintendo has barely started taking online serious, who thought theyd be on board for a niche hardware? Thats not their game.



Meh, i love him but hes so long-winded and gossip-heavy i rarely watch him; Wish hed condense his videos under 10 minutes, its so much bloat IMO. :\
Yea I agree. Sometimes I think it's hard for some to stop rambling.