The next Nintendo Switch will utilize a new Nvidia system-on-chip with support for DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling), according to a report in Bloomberg. The chip is said to bring enhancements to GPU and CPU performance, with DLSS acting as Nintendos service for showing greater resolution images on 4K TVs.
DLSS was introduced with Nvidias RTX 20-series GPUs, based on the Turing architecture. It utilizes neural networks to rebuild video game images in genuine time at a greater quality. Various variations of the technology have variously relied on the GPUs tensor cores and training the AI on particular video games, but the result is that you can render a game at a lower conventional resolution and get a much greater output with very little efficiency charge.
That in theory makes it a good fit for the Switch, which typically struggles to hit its own native resolutions of 720p in handheld mode or 1080p on a TELEVISION screen. Its also not surprising to hear that the new Switch would need a brand new chip style from Nvidia; the initial Switch utilized a Tegra X1, which was announced in 2015 prior to Nvidia stopped producing general-purpose mobile SoCs. With the Switchs success, however, its certainly worth Nvidias while to deliver a brand-new custom design.
Bloomberg has actually already reported that the brand-new Switch will have a 7-inch OLED screen. Todays report says the device is planned for this holiday.