If Nintendo still refuses to confirm the preparation of a new Switch console, it is on the side of Nvidia that we are entitled to some indiscretions.
New Tegra chip: rumors confirmed
For once, it is again Nvidia which indirectly evokes the preparation of a new version of the Switch console.
Small reminder: the current Switch integrates a chip Tegra X1+, a chip launched by Nvidia in 2015 and which is no longer produced by the brand except to supply Nintendo’s assembly lines. Nvidia is thus calling on Nintendo to revise its machine to switch to a more modern chip, if only to free up a production line.
There were already rumors of a new Soc developed by Nvidia for Nintendo, and it was an employee of the brand who mentioned the new Soc in question, the Tegra 239.
A new Soc for Ray Tracing, 4K and DLSS
The Nintendo Switch 2 should therefore revolve around this Tegra 239 which features an octa-core configuration. The chip had already been mentioned last year, but little information had leaked out.
We now know that this Tegra 239 is a customized version of the Tegra 234 Orin chip. So she will embark 8 CPU cores (ARM Cortex A78C) associated with a GPU part based on Ampere (the one who settles in the GeForce RTX 3000). This would allow the console to climb in definitions with 4K at 60 FPS, but above all also to support RTX and DLSS technologies.
This rise in power should allow the Switch 2, if it arrives in 2023, to come more easily to rub shoulders with PS5 et Xbox Series. In addition, Nvidia could also try to integrate some new features made within its Ada Lovelace architecture within its SoC to give a little taste of RTX 4000 to Nintendo’s portable console.
Source: GNT – actualités by www.generation-nt.com.
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