Hearsay: Datamine Reveals All About The New Nintendo Swap Revision

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It is solely the seventh day of the yr and we have already received some completely wild Nintendo rumours circulating on-line, so seize some salt and browse on.

Effectively-known dataminer and console hacker SciresM has reportedly uncovered new particulars concerning the rumoured Swap ‘Professional’ mannequin by sifting via firmware code – though they do warn these particulars may not be solely correct and there’s a good bit of hypothesis, too.

With this in thoughts, this revised system is outwardly codenamed “Aula” and utilises a Mariko SoC. Along with this, it is believed it is going to assist each docked and handheld play, 4K assist not directly or kind and will doubtlessly characteristic an OLED display. The Realtek chip may also be within the dock.

Right here is SciresM’s full breakdown (through ResetEra):

Nintendo truly is engaged on a brand new mannequin with upgraded show stuff and has been for ~1.5-2 years. I personally imagine it is 4K given the indicators I am seeing within the firmware, however that is not confirmed but and may very well be unsuitable.

The brand new {hardware} is codenamed Aula, it is utilizing a Mariko SoC. There is a bunch of references to it in code (ambiance helps the brand new show already in idea).

The pill itself positively has an upgraded show, I do not know if it is 4K.

Aula has firmware assist some Realtek chip that advertises itself as a “4K UHD multimedia SoC”, too, therefore my perception it is 4K. That chip could be inside a brand new dock and never contained in the pill, although, there isn’t any option to inform from the firmware code but.

Aula explicitly helps handheld mode. It’s not docked solely; that is calcio, which looks like it is for inner solely/by no means releasing since Calcio has no gamecard slot and no battery.

You possibly can verify boot sysmodule show code should you’re curious. The brand new show does not assist energy administration pwm, it has its personal vendor particular bs I needed to reverse engineer and implement a month or two in the past.

Mariko has *considerably* higher cooling and battery life. It is a bona fide die shrink over the unique technology.

My finest guess (pure hypothesis, no firmware indication that is the case) is that in the event that they want additional efficiency, they’re going to push it to increased clock charges throughout the board.

However yeah, I speculate video games might be like “DSi enhanced” video games had been, or like how some video games benefited from PS4 Professional regardless of engaged on PS4.

Checked my earlier discussions with hexkyz, the upgraded pill show is an OLED display. In all probability not increased decision on pill itself, so I suppose the 4k realtek chip is extra more likely to be new dock than I believed it was.

Vanilla most likely will not.

We’re within the realm of hypothesis. Aula has new GPIO that redbox does not associated to assist for this, so I’d tentatively guess that redbox items will not assist the brand new factor.

Swap ‘Professional’ rumours have been circulating for just a few years now, and numerous trade analysts are nonetheless assured it is going to present up in some unspecified time in the future this yr. Atone for all of the earlier developments in our complete information.

What are your individual ideas about this newest datamine? Do you suppose it is the true deal or is it as bogus as that faux Nintendo Direct leak? Share your ideas down beneath.

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