Nintendo Switch Vs PlayStation 4 Pro Vs Project Scorpio, Which Console Should You Buy?
Nintendo Switch reveal trailer was released a few days back and it has taken over the internet ever since. It seems that almost all the leaks were true after all. I have to say that what the Nintendo Switch as to offer is something impressive and appealing but the question is should you wait for either the Project Scorpio or the Nintendo Switch or should you buy the PlayStation 4 Pro when it comes out.
The PS4 Pro will be the first to come out and you can be tempted to buy it but the question is should you buy it or wait for either the Nintendo Switch or the Project Scorpio. To help you make that decision here are is a comparison between the three devices.
While the Nintendo Switch will house a Custom Tegra processor from Nvidia, Project Scorpio is rumored to have an eight-core up-clocked AMD Jaguar. The PS4 Pro, on the other hand, will also have an eight-core Jaguar CPU inside.
As we have seen in the reveal trailer of the Switch the device is going to be powerful enough to run games like Skyrim and NBA but at what resolution are we going to be able to play these titles. While rumors suggest that the device should be able to run games at 4K there are other reports that claim that it will not be the case and that we should expect 900p from the device.
When it comes to the GPU of the Nintendo Switch there is no confirmation regarding which specific GPU will be used but word has it that it will be a GTX 10 series GPU from Nvidia. The same is the case when we talk about the Project Scorpio but we do know that it will have 6 TFLOPS of computing power as claimed by Microsoft.
The PS4 Pro will have a 4.20 TFLOPS AMD based GPU inside which will be nothing compared to what the Project Scorpio will offer considering the fact that Microsoft sticks to their word.
Talking about memory we expect the Nintendo Switch to some with 2GB DDR3 RAM, the Project Scorpio, on the other hand, will have 8 GB of DDR3 memory while the PS4 Pro will have GDDR5 8GB. 2GB is a bit low if you ask me and the standard for RAM is 8 GB nowadays.
These are expected specifications for the Nintendo Switch so these could differ as compared to the final product but if this is what we are going to get with the handheld device then you would be better off getting something else.
Price for the Nintendo Switch has not been revealed yet, however, we did see a pre-order listing for $750 which is way too expensive. The device is expected to be much cheaper than this and I expect it to be priced around the $300 or 350. Project Scorpio is yet to be revealed while the PS4 Pro comes in at $399.
The Nintendo Switch seems to be a great device but I would not expect it to perform as a console would. But there are reasons why you would want to buy one. Your favorite game for example or the fact that you can game on the go with this device. But if you are looking for the best possible graphics or 4K gaming then this is not what you want to get and you would be better off waiting for more information regarding the Microsoft Project Scorpio.