Nintendo Switch (Pro) 2021 to feature NVIDIA DLSS enabled TV mode

Published: Mar 23rd 2021, 09:30 GMT   Comments

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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.

— Bloomberg

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
VideoCardzAYA NEO FounderOne Gx1  ProGDP Win 3GDP Win 2Nintendo SwitchNext-Gen Nintendo
Picture[ to be leaked ]
ArchitectureAMD Zen2 (Renoir)Intel Tiger LakeIntel Tiger LakeIntel Kaby LakeNVIDIA MaxwellNVIDIA
SoCAMD Ryzen 5 4500UIntel Core i7-1160G7Intel Core i7-1165G7/i5-1135G7*Intel Core M3-7Y30NVIDIA Tegra X1TBC
SoC CPU6 cores/6 threads @ 4.0 GHz4 cores/8 threads @ 4.4 GHz4 cores/8 threads @ 4.7 GHz/4.2 GHz*2 cores/4 threads @ 2.6 GHz4x ARM Cortex A57, 4x ARM Cortex A53 @ 2.0 GHzTBC
SoC GPUAMD Radeon Vega 6 @ 1.5 GHzIntel Xe (96 EU) @ 1.3 GHzIntel Xe (96/80* EU) @ 1.3 GHzIntel HD 615NVIDIA Maxwell 256 CUDA @ 1 GHzTBC
Memory16GB DDR4-LPDDR4X-426616GB LPDDR4X-426616GB LPDDR4X-42668GB LPDDR3-18664GBTBC
Storage512 GB / 1TB *512 GB PCIe NVME SSDm.2 2280 PCIe NVME SSD128GB SSD32GBTBC
Display7″ 1280×800 IPS7″ 1920×1200 IPS5.5″ 1280×7206″ 1280×720 IPS6.2″ 1280×720
5.5″ 1280×720*
7″ 1280×720
ConnectivityWiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, SIMWiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,
Bluetooth 4.1
Battery47 Whr12,000 mAhTBC2×4900 mAh4310 mAhTBC
Weight650 g623 gTBC460g (1 pound)0.88 lbs / 0.61 lbs *TBC
Dimensions25.5 x 10.6 x 2.0 cm17.3 x 13.6 x 2.1 cmTBC16.2 x 9.9 x 2.5 cm23.9 x 10.1 x 1.4 cm
20.8 x 9.1 x 1.4 cm*
OSWindows  10Windows  10Windows 10Windows / LinuxCustomCustom
Release Price$789 (16G/512GB)
$869 (16G/1TB)
990 USD (8G/256GB)
1070 USD (16G/512GB)
TBC700 USD (8GB/128B)
750 USD (8G/256GB)
299 USD,
199 USD (Lite)
349 – 399 USD
Release DateMarch 2021December 2020TBCMay 2018March 2017
Sep 2019*
Late 2021 at best
* 1TB model* Base model* Lite

Source: Bloomberg

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