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Nintendo NX looks set to output video in 4K

Mark O'Beirne

Published 08/04/2016 | 15:26


The latest rumour about the Nintendo NX console, which is unlikely to be its final name, is that it will output 4K video.

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We've heard rumblings that Sony and Microsoft are looking at improving their console offerings to handle 4K video, but it looks like Nintendo will be ready too.

A new rumour about the NX console indicates that it'll be capable of outputting in 4K. Reddit user UntypedHero, who may have some inside knowledge, put up a post with some new information about the upcoming console.

They have since deleted the post, but Nintendo Insider saved it for prosperity. They wrote:

  • The retail name for the NX is unknown to developers (or they are holding back). I’ve asked multiple sources.
  • I know of at least 1 third-party Wii U game that has/have been successfully ported to NX.
  • Amiibo are still supported (if you hadn’t already guessed).
  • Friend codes are still a thing (unfortunately).
  • I don’t know when the NX will be announced. Speculation is this month.
  • There are multiple “gimmicks” with the NX, one is optional.
  • There are physical dev-kits out in the wild, I don’t have access to these.
  • I don’t know the model of the GPU, however there is little doubt (from what I’ve been told) that it an AMD.
  • The NX is capable of outputting 4k. Consensus is upscaling and streaming.
  • DDR4 Memory (between 6GB – 8GB). EDIT: Available to software.

Nintendo looks set to reveal official details about the NX at E3 this year.

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