New 4K Nintendo Switch Will Feature Nvidia DLSS Technology, Rumored to Use Nvidia Ada Lovelace GPU

Nintendo Switch DLSS

According to new leaks, the New 4K Nintendo Switch will feature Nvidia DLSS technology and is rumored to use NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPU as well. The Nintendo Switch Pro has been rumored for a while now and the latest news suggests that it will be using an upgraded NVIDIA chip with Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) support for 4K gaming in docked mode.

It was reported by Bloomberg that the Nintendo Switch Pro will be utilizing an upgraded, powerful chip with NVIDIA DLSS support that will allow visuals to be upscaled to 4K resolution while playing in TV mode. The upcoming Switch model is also said to pack an improved CPU and increased memory.

The Bloomberg report says:

DLSS support will require new code to be added to games, so it’ll primarily be used to improve graphics on upcoming titles, said the people, including multiple game developers

Another big rumor that also surfaced yesterday is that Nintendo may feature NVIDIA’s next-generation GPU architecture, codenamed Ada Lovelace, on its upcoming Switch console. The rumor was posted by well-known leaker Kopite7kimi.

Ada Lovelace is the generational successor to the existing RTX graphics cards based on the Ampere GPU. The leaker was also the first to hint at the possibility of NVIDIA using Ada Lovelace as a codename for its next-generation GPU family.

NVIDIA has been known to base its architectures on prominent physicists, mathematicians, and scientists and Ada Lovelace is no different. In many ways, Ada Lovelace can be thought of as the world’s first computer enthusiast.

She appears to be the first person to have realized that the Analytical Engine proposed by Charles Babbage had applications beyond pure calculation and also published what is thought to be the first algorithm (becoming the first computer programmer) intended to be carried by such a machine. This was almost half a century before Alan Turing would finish their work and invent the general-purpose computer during the world war.

The Ada Lovelace GPUs will provide better raytracing and DLSS capabilities and several new features that are yet to be unveiled. We could be looking at a new Tegra announcement from NVIDIA relatively soon and that makes sense considering the new Nintendo Switch console will also pack an upgraded CPU with ARM architecture and faster memory.

The new Nintendo Switch handheld console is expected to be priced around $349-$399 US and it is expected to hit the market sometime at the end of this year.

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