Nintendo Switch may get a stealth chip upgrade

CNET | 7/10/2019 | Corinne Reichert
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The original Nintendo Switch could be getting a new chip.

Hot on the heels of its Nintendo Switch Lite announcement Wednesday morning, the gaming company is now looking to put a new chip into the OG Switch. Nintendo has filed a Request for Class II Permissive Change letter with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to make the changes to the Nintendo Switch, as reported earlier by The Verge.

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The FCC filings show changes to the system on a chip (SoC) and NAND memory type, and, as a result, a new CPU board to fit those into the portable console.

What we don't know yet is whether this will mean a faster Switch -- it could just be a cost-cutting exercise by using a new, cheaper chip.

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Nintendo didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Nintendo is intending to keep around its original...
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