Featuring support for 4K TVs.
The Nintendo Switch is probably one of the best handheld consoles available, and despite its midrange hardware, it was able to deliver some of the best games from the brand. But rumors online already suggest that Nintendo is planning a refresh of the Switch that features more powerful hardware.
Bloomberg reports that the next Switch will utilize Nvidia’s SoC that supports DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) that will bring vast improvements in the performance of both the CPU and the GPU. This improvement also means that it can now support up to 4K resolutions that are perfect for today’s screen.
DLSS is a feature that debuted in Nvidia’s RTX 20 series GPUs and in theory, the technology can allow a game to be rendered at a lower resolution with a higher output that doesn’t impact the performance.
The original Switch used an Nvidia Tegra X1 processor and while that is decent enough to run most of the Switch’s games, it struggled to even maintain a 720p resolution on the handheld.
What’s more, the next Switch will also now support a large 7-inch OLED-based display which could vastly improve the visuals of current and upcoming games. OLED can offer HDR support that can bring out bright whites and darker blacks and should make it more visible in sunlight.
More details should be revealed in the next few months so stay tuned.