Geekerwan, the YouTuber, showcases how to customize a Nintendo Switch console for playing PC games.In the initial phase, Geekerwan starts by unlocking the bootloader and installing the Android operating system on the Nintendo Switch. Taking it a step further, he also incorporates the Ubuntu operating system, which unleashes the console’s true potential, enabling more advanced options like installing the Steam game launcher and exploring other complex possibilities.
A remarkable accomplishment in the modification process is the capability to overclock the Nintendo Switch’s CPU and GPU. The console’s initial 1.0 GHz CPU and 768 MHz GPU are substantially enhanced to 2.3 GHz CPU and 1.267 GHz GPU. Additionally, the memory subsystem has been overclocked from 1600 MHz to 2500 MHz. These boosted memory bandwidths lead to significant performance improvements in integrated graphics, as demonstrated in synthetic tests conducted on the Android operating system.
The Nintendo Switch is a portable console equipped with an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor containing 4 ARM Cortex-A57 CPU cores and 4 ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores, alongside an NVIDIA Maxwell-based GPU featuring 256 CUDA cores. This same System-on-Chip (SoC) is utilized in NVIDIA products like the Shield TV, renowned as one of the top set-top TV boxes in the market.
By installing Ubuntu, Geekerwan gains access to the Steam software, which, with the aid of suitable translation layers, allows for native support for certain games. Surprisingly, Nintendo Switch is capable of running some modern titles, including Titanfall 2 , GTA V and God of War.
Images Source: Geekerwan