The next iteration of Nintendo’s Switch hardware will feature an updated Nvidia chip and support the chip maker’s DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology. Bloomberg reported Tuesday. This feature allows the updated Nintendo Switch to output 4K images when docked and connected to a TV, the report said.
The new Switch, which was not officially announced by Nintendo, is said to include a 7-inch OLED screen with 720p resolution and could cost over $ 399.99, according to Bloomberg. The current version of the Nintendo Switch is priced at $ 299.99 while the Switch Lite (pictured above) is priced at $ 199.99.
The addition of DLSS would be a boon to new games and developers. Nvidia’s technology uses AI to speed up the rendering of graphics through image reconstruction, maintaining high image quality while achieving improved frame rates. Put simply, since Nvidia’s AI algorithm is used to generate a reconstructed image that is as good as (or in some cases better than) the game is rendered at native resolution.
Previously, developers had to work directly with Nvidia to support DLSS in their games, which resulted in limited support for the feature. However, a recent change to Epic Games’ widely used Unreal Engine added support for the technology as a plug-in for the game development toolkit.
Nintendo’s new Switch revision is slated to be released later this year in time for the holidays.