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Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon Trainer Kit—Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu

Launch: April 21, 2017

Master the art of Pokémon battling with your favorite Pokémon—one card at a time! The Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon Trainer Kit—Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu gets you playing from the very first card you draw. And with fun and powerful Pokémon at your side, you'll be a Pokémon Trainer before you know it!

This kit contains everything you need to learn, train, and win! Play both decks against each other, then combine them to create one bigger deck where Lycanroc and Alolan Raichu battle side by side! Or test your deck at a Pokémon League near you and in the Pokémon TCG Online!

This step-by-step Trainer Kit includes:

Two 30-card decks, each with a specially selected foil card

Two guided game booklets to teach you how to play—card by card, step by step!

2-player playmat with great game tips and rules on the reverse side

Damage counters and Special Condition markers

A game coin with a cool Pokémon design

An illustrated deck box to keep your new cards in

A code card for the Pokémon TCG Online!

Look for the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon Trainer Kit—Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu beginning April 21, 2017, in the Pokémon Center and where Pokémon TCG products are sold.

Switch teardown analysis shows new performance mode that boost mobile clocks by 25 per cent

- 4310mAh, 16Whr battery takes up a good portion of the internal space
- Switch is held together by screws
- detachable MicroSD card reader
- it seems to sit on top of the heat-shield when the unit is first opened
- 32GB of eMMC NAND storage also seems to occupy its own mini-daughterboard
- CPU: Four ARM Cortex A57 cores
- GPU: 256 CUDA cores
- Architecture: Nvidia second generation Maxwell
- Texture: 16 pixels/cycle
- Fill: 14.4 pixels/cycle
- Memory: 4GB at 1331.2MHz/1600MHz
- Memory Bandwidth: 25.6GB/s
- VRAM: Shared
- System memory: 32GB, max transfer rate: 400MB/s
- USB: USB 2.0/3.0
- Video output: 1080p60
- Display: 6.2-inch IPS LCD, 1280x720 pixels, 10-point multi-touch support
- updates to aspects such as clock-speeds are added in further SDK updates
- SDK version 4.1
- one of the four ARM cores is reserved for the system
- Switch may reserve 10 per cent of GPU time for the system too.
- the Chinese teardown strongly suggests that Switch does indeed use a mildly tweaked Tegra X1
- a heat pipe siphons heat away from the Nvidia Tegra processor
- active cooling is available to stop the processor overheating
- in docked mode, the GPU clocks generally rise by a factor of 2.5x
- 2GB LPDDR4 memory modules
- Nvidia Tegra processor was tested for several days straight with CPU clocks operating at 1.78GHz
- the GPU pushed to 921MHz
- this is representing a 20 per cent boost in terms of GPU power (921MHz vs 768MHz) and a 75 per cent bump to CPU power
- physical size of the chip is seemingly unchanged from existing 20nm Tegra X1 SoC.
- processor is surrounded by the same surface-mounted arrangement of what are likely to be decoupling capacitors
- seems to be a lightly modified X1, still on the 20nm process
- Nintendo has added to the available performance modes available to developers in a recent update
- Undocked 1020MHz 307.2MHz/384MHz 1331.2MHz
- Docked 1020MHz 307.2MHz/384MHz/768MHz 1331.2MHz/1600MHz
- developers can opt for a 384MHz GPU clock, a straight 25 per cent uplift in compute power
- adjustments have been made to available memory bandwidth
- 1600MHz option is now only available in 'boost mode' - when Switch is docked
- 1600MHz support in mobile mode is deprecated
- not all games will use the 384MHz GPU mobile mode
- Shield uses two 1.5GB modules, while Switch ups that to a 2x 2GB configuration for 4GB of total system memory
- under load, the highest power drawn seen so far is 16W

Thanks to Dakhil for the heads up!

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