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Nintendo Switch to get NVIDIA DLSS
Even more rumors on NVIDIA DLSS support on next-gen Nintendo Switch.
A month ago first rumors on next-generation Nintendo Switch started to surface. The rumors have suggested that Nintendo will receive NVIDIA DLSS support as well as a 7-in OLED screen. Today Bloomberg confirms that DLSS mode will be used to enabled 4K TV mode on the new console.
While Nintendo Switch is a handheld console, it can also be used with a docking station which improves performance and enables TV mode (the station is attached to the TV). This functionality will allegedly be expanded on the next-generation model with 4K mode support (current version only supports 1080p), Bloomberg’s sources familiar with the matter claim. The console would therefore feature a new generation of NVIDIA chip which would possibly feature built-in Tensor cores, specialized compute units for machine learning algorithms, in this case, Deep Learning Super Sampling, a resolution upscaling technology.
The new Switch iteration will support Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling, or DLSS, a novel rendering technology that uses artificial intelligence to deliver higher-fidelity graphics more efficiently. That will allow the console, which is also set for an OLED display upgrade, to reproduce game visuals at 4K quality when plugged into a TV, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plan is not public.
The site further claims that the pricing of the Nintendo console could go higher than 300 USD. The device could easily cost 350 USD with a chance of going up to 400 USD if the demand for a handheld console continues to be strong. Nintendo did not change the original MSRP for the current console since 2017.
Neither Nintendo nor NVIDIA have confirmed to be developing the new console. NVIDIA has not released a new Tegra chip. The current Switch is powered by Tegra X1+, which is an octa-core CPU with Maxwell-based GPU with 256 CUDA Cores. NVIDIA has since then released Tegra X2 (Pascal-based) and Xavier (Volta-based) System on a Chips (SoCs). The latest SoC codenamed Orin is based on Ampere architecture and features 2048 CUDA cores. However, this just as Xavier was designed for the automotive industry.
|Handheld Gaming Consoles|
|VideoCardz||AYA NEO Founder||One Gx1 Pro||GDP Win 3||GDP Win 2||Nintendo Switch||Next-Gen Nintendo|
|Picture||[ to be leaked ]|
|Architecture||AMD Zen2 (Renoir)||Intel Tiger Lake||Intel Tiger Lake||Intel Kaby Lake||NVIDIA Maxwell||NVIDIA|
|SoC||AMD Ryzen 5 4500U||Intel Core i7-1160G7||Intel Core i7-1165G7/i5-1135G7*||Intel Core M3-7Y30||NVIDIA Tegra X1||TBC|
|SoC CPU||6 cores/6 threads @ 4.0 GHz||4 cores/8 threads @ 4.4 GHz||4 cores/8 threads @ 4.7 GHz/4.2 GHz*||2 cores/4 threads @ 2.6 GHz||4x ARM Cortex A57, 4x ARM Cortex A53 @ 2.0 GHz||TBC|
|SoC GPU||AMD Radeon Vega 6 @ 1.5 GHz||Intel Xe (96 EU) @ 1.3 GHz||Intel Xe (96/80* EU) @ 1.3 GHz||Intel HD 615||NVIDIA Maxwell 256 CUDA @ 1 GHz||TBC|
|Memory||16GB DDR4-LPDDR4X-4266||16GB LPDDR4X-4266||16GB LPDDR4X-4266||8GB LPDDR3-1866||4GB||TBC|
|Storage||512 GB / 1TB *||512 GB PCIe NVME SSD||m.2 2280 PCIe NVME SSD||128GB SSD||32GB||TBC|
|Display||7″ 1280×800 IPS||7″ 1920×1200 IPS||5.5″ 1280×720||6″ 1280×720 IPS||6.2″ 1280×720|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0||WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, SIM||WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0||802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,|
|Battery||47 Whr||12,000 mAh||TBC||2×4900 mAh||4310 mAh||TBC|
|Weight||650 g||623 g||TBC||460g (1 pound)||0.88 lbs / 0.61 lbs *||TBC|
|Dimensions||25.5 x 10.6 x 2.0 cm||17.3 x 13.6 x 2.1 cm||TBC||16.2 x 9.9 x 2.5 cm||23.9 x 10.1 x 1.4 cm|
20.8 x 9.1 x 1.4 cm*
|OS||Windows 10||Windows 10||Windows 10||Windows / Linux||Custom||Custom|
|Release Price||$789 (16G/512GB)|
|990 USD (8G/256GB)|
1070 USD (16G/512GB)
|TBC||700 USD (8GB/128B)|
750 USD (8G/256GB)
199 USD (Lite)
|349 – 399 USD|
|Release Date||March 2021||December 2020||TBC||May 2018||March 2017|
|Late 2021 at best|
|* 1TB model||* Base model||* Lite|