1. ThomasLFT's Avatar
    Good day guys,

    I do not have the switch just yet.
    Actualy I need to buy two for my kids and just have not found them online now where yet. Any tips are apreshiated.

    So am I right to understand the switch doesn't support 1080 it does like 980 or something.
    I mean I understand about being behind the curve a bit with 4k but one would expect 1080 for tv.
    03-06-2017 11:30 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    03-06-2017 11:55 AM
  3. njlx2016's Avatar
    The Switch supports **up to** 1080p thru the dock.

    Some games (Zelda BotW) will output at a lower resolution. This is because they are more demanding and lowering the screen resolution will have better performance.

    This is not new to the Switch, some Xbox games will do the same thing.
    Just_Me_D and ThomasLFT like this.
    03-06-2017 11:58 AM
  4. Matty's Avatar
    So am I right to understand the switch doesn't support 1080 it does like 980 or something.
    Thanks for the question @ThomasLFT,

    On Nintendo's website they state that it supports up to 1080p which means some games will be a little lower and possibly upscaled to 1080 to fit the TV while others pay render at 1080p
    "Up to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode"

    I mean I understand about being behind the curve a bit with 4k but one would expect 1080 for tv.
    It definitely would have been nice for the screen to be 1080p but that would have made battery life worse. I'm personally ok with 720p. Especially since the games are not exactly designed to be run on a GTX 1080 TI and probably would look any better if the resolution was higher.

    Still a great console for kids and would definitely recommend it.
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    03-06-2017 01:11 PM
  5. ThomasLFT's Avatar
    Thanks for the feed back and clarification.
    03-06-2017 01:14 PM
  6. josepilot81's Avatar
    I really feel that 1080 is not necessary in such a small screen. Maybe in the big one. But the nature of the Nintendo games are totally different than other system games like GTA or COD that really need that resolution to enjoy and be sumerge on it.

    But is just my appreciation.

    Kind regards!
    03-14-2017 05:31 PM
  7. badelhas's Avatar
    I really feel that 1080 is not necessary in such a small screen. Maybe in the big one. But the nature of the Nintendo games are totally different than other system games like GTA or COD that really need that resolution to enjoy and be sumerge on it.

    But is just my appreciation.

    Kind regards!
    I agree. On such a small screen the difference is not noticeable. But when outputting to a TV...
    03-15-2017 12:15 PM
  8. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Well if you urge to buy it Amazon has some of those a higher price

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...mUvbUpU2913092


    But I hardly recommend to wait until the official retailers re-stock

    On bestbuy site you can be notified when they will have it on stock

    nintendo switch console - Best Buy
    03-15-2017 01:49 PM
  9. josepilot81's Avatar
    But depends on the game. It's not the same a realistic game,than a cartoon style one. At least that's what I think.
    03-15-2017 04:46 PM
  10. ry189's Avatar
    Yeah 720p on a small screen is great. Any higher might compromise battery life, not including if it's running demanding games
    03-15-2017 09:04 PM
  11. justsuf's Avatar
    I wonder what developers are making the native resolution of Switch games. Are they using 720p and letting the docked Switch upscale? Are they using 1080 (or 980 or whatever) and downscaling?
    03-16-2017 03:21 AM
  12. Centerion's Avatar
    My brother owns a Switch, so that's where I'm getting all of my experiences with it.

    The switch runs games at 720p on the screen when it is being played undocked, and it looks honestly fine. I didn't think about it, and unless you are looking REALLY closely, you won't notice any pixelation.

    When docked, the switch will "switch" almost instantaneously to natively run games at 1080p. No upscaling here! If anything, the content is being "downscaled" when undocked. There are times when the switch will drop to 720p when docked, but only when under an intensive load, such as four player local multiplayer in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It shouldn't happen that often though.

    Hope this helps people!
    05-19-2017 11:44 PM
  13. Centerion's Avatar
    To clarify, you should never really see 720p when docked if you only play single-player titles. Unless of course some dev comes along and REALLY pushes the hardware to it's limits!
    05-19-2017 11:47 PM
  14. wrldwzrd89's Avatar
    1080p, eh? I thought this thread was about the lack of a 1080 Snowboarding title. Anyway... the Switch has the interesting ability to not ALWAYS be forced to 720p in its dock. Case in point: The Bomberman game (I forget its name) was updated to run at 540p in exchange for higher frame rates.
    05-21-2017 02:23 PM
  15. Twixman's Avatar
    Yeah. Like said already here, the console supports it but just like when it comes to os4 and Xbox One it's up to the developers to decide the maximum output resolution.
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    07-08-2017 02:03 PM
  16. GlassHasMass's Avatar
    Honestly I prefer okay graphics with better frame rate because it looks better in my opinion than amazing graphics that have crappy frame rate.

    Especially when you're playing online games.
    07-18-2017 08:04 AM
  17. Robert Newman4's Avatar
    Honestly I prefer okay graphics with better frame rate because it looks better in my opinion than amazing graphics that have crappy frame rate.

    Especially when you're playing online games.
    I hope Apple adds Promotion to the upcoming iPhones for this reason. Developpers are saying the AR experience is greatly enhanced with high frame rates. I believe an iPhone with Promotion would make a better VR headset than competing devices with higher resolution.

    Apple could have just said "up to 120 hz" but they called the technology "Promotion", I believe they gave it a name, not because it makes text scroll smoother but because it's far more significant - it's what will make AR and VR experiences move realisticly.
    07-19-2017 05:48 PM

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