Nintendo’s next switch may use an NVIDIA GPU that supports Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), which can output higher quality graphics, Bloomberg reported. The new system-on-chip would allow up to 4K quality output when the switch is connected to a TV, and is also said to include an updated CPU and more memory.
According to a previous Bloomberg report, the next-generation switch will have a built-in 7-inch 720p OLED display and 4K output. Since NVIDIA’s DLSS enables high quality 4K upscaling, it’s not clear whether an updated NVIDIA GPU would support native 4K or upscaling from a lower resolution. The current generation of switches uses Tegra graphics from NVIDIA to output game quality up to 1080p.
NVIDIA’s DLSS, introduced in 2018 with the Turing-based NVIDIA RTX 20 GPUs, can improve native graphics quality using deep learning algorithms. However, games must use specific code to support DLSS, so according to Bloomberg’s sources, any new NVIDIA switch system on the chip would primarily improve the graphics in new games.
The updated Switch’s release is reportedly slated for the 2021 holiday season. According to the report, it could go for a higher price of $ 350 or even $ 400 instead of the current price of $ 300.