Everything we know about the rumored 2021 Nintendo Switch: new Nvidia chip, price hike, 4K graphics, and more
Little by little details of what could be a renewal of Nintendo’s hybrid console that allows it to withstand the challenge of the new generation of hardware that Sony and Microsoft have launched during 2020, and that for now is not meeting expectations in terms of stocks. The Web Bloomberg has returned to give details about possible improvements in the Nintendo Switch, and that would multiply its power.
The first of these improvements is the incorporation of an Nvidia chip that would improve graphics and the processing capacity of the console, replacing the Tegra that already owns the machine. The article states that the chip would lead to the use of the so-called DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling), a proprietary technology from NVIDIA for image reconstruction that uses artificial intelligence to improve graphics without affecting performance.
The chip would also entail an improvement in the CPU and memory of the console, giving a noticeable technical boost to the Switch. On the negative side, Bloomberg sources speak of the need to add new code to the games for that improvement in graphics to be fully effective.
This chip would also facilitate something that we already knew with the first batch of rumors that generated this possible new version of Switch: the 4K output to television. DLSS would facilitate this new possibility with graphics scaling, again without compromising performance. In fact, It was in January of this year when Nvidia presented the second iteration of this technology, as we tell you in this article.
And to top it off, a Samsung OLED screen
This latest batch of information from Bloomberg adds to some appeared a couple of weeks ago, with a source in the same medium, and that they spoke of the first of the improvements of this new Nintendo Switch: a 7-inch Samsung OLED screen. This screen would reach a resolution of 720p and would begin to be manufactured in June, seeking an initial monthly goal of just under a million units. It’s a lower-quality panel than a high-end mobile phone, Bloomberg claims, but the price drop for OLED panels makes it easier for Nintendo and Samsung to operate.
All these novelties would bear fruit in a console that would arrive in stores at the end of the year, in time for the Christmas campaign. With the distribution of Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X and S already normalized, it could be the commercial clash between the systems that many players expected for last Christmas.
At the moment, none of the companies involved in this process of Creation of a Nintendo Switch that other rumors suggest that it will carry the nickname of Pro, has made statements. In fact, the latest news from Nintendo, in February, in the mouth of its president Shuntaro Furukawa, it was that there would be no new models of the console in the short term. We will have to continue waiting for an official confirmation of what is becoming an open secret in the sector.