New Nintendo Switch to Feature Upgraded NVIDIA Chip for DLSS Support

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Rumors of the Nintendo Switch supporting NVIDIA’s deep learning super sampling image upscaling technology, DLSS, are steadily increasing. The latest report stems from Bloomberg, whose sources believe that the next iteration of the popular hybrid console will feature an upgraded chip from green team that makes 4K gaming on the system possible. Nintendo’s new Switch model is also said to feature an OLED display, which presumably boasts superior contrast and black levels.

“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,” Bloomberg wrote. “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 U.S. company’s new chipset will also bring a better CPU and increased memory. DLSS support will require new code to be added to games, so it’ll primarily be used to improve graphics on upcoming titles, said the people, including multiple game developers. Bloomberg News previously reported that the new Switch is likely to include a 7-inch OLED screen from Samsung Display Co. and couple the console’s release with a bounty of new games.”

Nintendo will reportedly release its upgraded Switch console in time for the year-end holiday shopping season. Analysts are warning that the new Switch could cost significantly more than the current model ($299), however.

“$349.99 will increase the value proposition of the device, but I still think Nintendo can drive strong demand even at $399.99,” said Bloomberg Intelligence’s Matthew Kanterman.

Tsing Mui
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