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User Info: NicknameMy

NicknameMy
2 years ago#81
One second, A73 is not what is rumored to be in a P1 chip. "4x ARM Cortex A57" are rumored to be in it.

So if it is A73, what is it? That seems to be nothing like X1 or P1, that seems to be something totally custom.

User Info: BobVance

BobVance
2 years ago#82
LOOOOL @ people who think those specs are good.

User Info: NicknameMy

NicknameMy
2 years ago#83
Searched a bit around, 10 nm is volta. So this could be a V1-Chip.

User Info: Megamushroom666

Megamushroom666
2 years ago#84
NicknameMy posted...
One second, A73 is not what is rumored to be in a P1 chip. "4x ARM Cortex A57" are rumored to be in it.

So if it is A73, what is it? That seems to be nothing like X1 or P1, that seems to be something totally custom.

CPU @ 1.7Ghz: Custom Nvidia Denver-based ARMv8 (64-bit) dual-core + ARM Cortex-A73 ARMv8 (64-bit) quad-core
GPU @ 921Mhz: Custom Nvidia Pascal-based

If the leaks are true I guess you can say it's a fully custom Tegra P1 SoC.
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User Info: Megamushroom666

Megamushroom666
2 years ago#85
NicknameMy posted...
Searched a bit around, 10 nm is volta. So this could be a V1-Chip.

That would be a nice surprise but I highly doubt they could put a 10nm V1 in there at the rumored $250 price point. It's already amazing if they really opted for the A73 which goes against Nintendo's usually conservative nature. If so, Switch will have great value for the money considering people are still buying the $200 New 3DS XL.
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User Info: ArabrockermanX

ArabrockermanX
2 years ago#86
GFaqsUser22 posted...
LOL @ all of the video game engineers and architects in this topic. You're all talking out of your asses.


For what's been discussed here you don't need an engineer, its rather basic information. If you think you need an engineer to handle this material, you're probably a business major.
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User Info: NicknameMy

NicknameMy
2 years ago#87
Megamushroom666 posted...
NicknameMy posted...
Searched a bit around, 10 nm is volta. So this could be a V1-Chip.

That would be a nice surprise but I highly doubt they could put a 10nm V1 in there at the rumored $250 price point. It's already amazing if they really opted for the A73 which goes against Nintendo's usually conservative nature. If so, Switch will have great value for the money considering people are still buying the $200 New 3DS XL.


One thing that could speak for it tho is that lower nm means lower size means less production costs. Of course, the technology costs more but I don't think nvidia cares here about that.

User Info: trumpet205

trumpet205
2 years ago#88
NicknameMy posted...
One thing that could speak for it tho is that lower nm means lower size means less production costs. Of course, the technology costs more but I don't think nvidia cares here about that.

Lower nm also has less yield. Less yield = more defective chips after fabrication. Also chips like Tegra is unlike your typical x86 processor chips that undergoes series of chip harvesting to minimize the chips you need to completely throw away.

Then you need to factor in the cost of R&D and retooling the fabrication plant for lower node.

Primary motivation for going lower node is reducing the power consumption and pack more transistors. It usually takes quite a while to realize any potential of production cost savings.

User Info: NicknameMy

NicknameMy
2 years ago#89
trumpet205 posted...
NicknameMy posted...
One thing that could speak for it tho is that lower nm means lower size means less production costs. Of course, the technology costs more but I don't think nvidia cares here about that.

Lower nm also has less yield. Less yield = more defective chips after fabrication. Also chips like Tegra is unlike your typical x86 processor chips that undergoes series of chip harvesting to minimize the chips you need to completely throw away.

Then you need to factor in the cost of R&D and retooling the fabrication plant for lower node.

Primary motivation for going lower node is reducing the power consumption and pack more transistors. It usually takes quite a while to realize any potential of production cost savings.


But still, if you only count the cost to produce it, 200£ / 250$ could be a possible thing. They never said which was the referring point when they said "not sold at a loss".

User Info: Rizeroth

Rizeroth
2 years ago#90
Megamushroom666 posted...
NicknameMy posted...
One second, A73 is not what is rumored to be in a P1 chip. "4x ARM Cortex A57" are rumored to be in it.

So if it is A73, what is it? That seems to be nothing like X1 or P1, that seems to be something totally custom.

CPU @ 1.7Ghz: Custom Nvidia Denver-based ARMv8 (64-bit) dual-core + ARM Cortex-A73 ARMv8 (64-bit) quad-core
GPU @ 921Mhz: Custom Nvidia Pascal-based

If the leaks are true I guess you can say it's a fully custom Tegra P1 SoC.

Nvidia did confirm that it was custom. People also speculated that either x2 or a custom would be most cost effective as x1 will only get more expensive to keep producing compared to the other options.
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