Nintendo is upgrading the Change with new (and doubtless higher) parts
A little bit greater than two years into the Change’s lifecycle, and it appears as if Nintendo is able to make some manufacturing adjustments. Some new inside parts are anticipated to quickly substitute those that had been featured within the debut mannequin.
Final week, Nintendo filed a request with the FCC (as reported by The Verge) asking permission to switch the unique mannequin of Change. Particularly, Nintendo needs to swap out its system-on-chip and flash reminiscence. The system-on-chip that is at the moment within the Change is the Nvidia Tegra X1, which incorporates each the CPU and the GPU.
So, what does this imply? Nicely, it is in all probability a win-win for everyone. Nintendo is sort of presumably making the change as a result of new know-how has made these parts less expensive than the Tegra X1. On the buyer aspect, there is a good probability it means the Change will run extra effectively. Efficiency, battery life, overheating points — these are all issues that may be barely improved by swapping out older parts for newer components.
It is also value noting that the Change Lite has a “extra power-efficient chip structure” in line with The Verge, which has seen the newly-announced handheld in some form of preview capability. The upcoming adjustments to the unique Change might sign a shift towards Nintendo utilizing the identical parts throughout the 2 fashions. It is robust to say, nevertheless it stands to purpose that new fashions of the Change can have just a bit extra horsepower.
HAC001 Sport Console Cowl Letter 02 FCC Class II Permissive Change Letter Nintendo [FCC via The Verge]