Technology News – Unfortunately, it seems we can forget about 4K graphics in the case of the Nintendo Switch 2, but the device doesn’t look bad either.
If you were expecting the upcoming Nintendo Switch 2 to be Nintendo’s entry into the world of 4K gaming, you should temper those expectations for now.
On a recent episode of Digital Foundry’s DF Direct Weekly podcast, co-host Richard Leadbetter said that according to his sources, Nvidia’s custom T239 processor — which will reportedly power the Switch 2 — will not feature a Deep Learning Accelerator (DLA). Leadbetter claims that this would “significantly limit the feasibility of DLSS (deep learning supersampling).”
If your sources are accurate, the DLSS on the Nintendo Switch 2 will likely be limited to 1080p or perhaps 1440p upscaling for some games.
You can watch a clip from the latest episode of DF Direct Weekly in the video embedded below (via IGN).
This follows a report from Digital Foundry that identified the Nvidia T239 as the chip that will likely replace the Tegra Without it, a mobile device wouldn’t be able to achieve similarly convincing results. At the same time, based on its parameters, the performance of the T239 represents a significant improvement over the converter.
Nintendo has never put its hat on graphics or performance. So the omission of 4K in the case of the new generation would not be very surprising. However, this may disappoint fans who were expecting the Switch 2 to take full advantage of their 4K TVs’ capabilities. Let’s add: Once Mario Kart