Kopite7kimi, a leaker who has a reputation for correctly predicting NVIDIA Ampere specs before launch, has now suggested that the next Nintendo Switch console (whose name is not yet known but is dubbed Switch Pro or Switch 2021) will feature NVIDIA’s Ada Lovelace architecture. Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician often cited as the first computer programmer, and this is the name NVIDIA has apparently chosen for its upcoming desktop gaming GPU architecture, although it is apparently also used for newer console chips. generation.
Nintendo Switch Pro with NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPU, what does it involve?
The rumors, and we always talk about rumors when it comes to Nintendo because there is currently no company more hermetic than them, they say that the next next generation console will have NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology. , which improves resolution by helping AI and is currently the most innovative gaming technology for modern graphics. Combined with real-time ray tracing, games now look better than ever and can be played at high frame rates, improving performance. While Nintendo shouldn’t present laser tracing, you can certainly use DLSS on your consoles.
NVIDIA’s Ada Lovelace architecture will be the direct successor to the current Amp. NVIDIA is also already working on Hopper, a multi-chip module design (MCM) compute architecture, but Lovelace is expected to be made specifically for gaming, potentially bringing more updates to GPU-integrated RT cores and Tensor cores for Ray. Tracing.
Nintendo’s current version uses a Tegra X1 T214 SoC named “Mariko”. This is a newer version of the processor based on TSMC’s 16nm manufacturing node; Since Mariko’s launch, NVIDIA has released three chip upgrades or successors: Pascal-based Tegra X2, Volta-based Xavier, and Ampere-based Orin. The codename of the next generation Tegra successor with the Lovelace graphics architecture is currently unknown.
NVIDIA tends to talk about its new Tegra chips at its Graphics Technology Conference, the next one starting on April 12 with the usual keynote address from its CEO, Jensen Huang. Unlike AMD and Intel, NVIDIA hasn’t released its GPU roadmap for three years now, so we’re really “blind” to what this year’s conference might bring us, but obviously expected.
The rest of the rumors about this Nintendo Switch Pro or Switch 2021 also indicate that it would have a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 × 720 and an OLED matrix. DLSS mode will enable 4K output using console docking station and at the same time improve gaming performance in handheld console mode. For the rest, everything that is known about the next Nintendo console is unknown, and as you know the name is not yet known but it should arrive at the end of this year 2021 at a price slightly higher than that. of the Switch. current, about $ 399.