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The Tegra X1 technology on which Switch’s GPU is based may be getting on a bit – its maker, Nvidia, is soon to phase it out with the release of a successor, Tegra X2 – but Nintendo’s new console offers a marked improvement over Wii U and a colossal one over 3DS.
Breath Of The Wild, for instance, runs at 720p and 30fps in handheld mode (the same resolution as Wii U offers connected to a TV, with a smoother framerate, at least on the evidence of last year’s E3 build) and 900p when docked. Mario
Kart 8 Deluxe, meanwhile, is rendered in 1080p, a considerable improvement on the original game’s 720p. There’s less welcome news from Splatoon 2, however, which only runs at 720p on Switch – though Nintendo is at pains to stress that development on the game is not yet complete.
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