Nintendo is Developing their Next-Gen Switch Powered by an NVIDIA SoC

Apparently, the Next-Gen Switch is going to be powered by an NVIDIA SoC. Could this mean DLSS and Raytracing on the Switch?

Taken from Wccftech … Rumors of a new Nintendo Switch have been bouncing around for some time now, with the recent NVIDIA leak potentially confirming an Ampere-architecture-powered, DLSS-enabled system is indeed in the works. Nintendo themselves have recently hinted new hardware is increasingly on their mind, admitting that a smooth transition to a new generation is a major priority. Well, a new NVIDIA job ad may be the latest clue that Nintendo is prepping new hardware.

NVIDIA has posted a job ad for a “Game Console Developer Tools Engineer.” The job title pretty much says it all – the successful candidate would be designing the “next generation” of graphics tools to help console developers easily access and implement NVIDIA GPU tech and features.

The job ad also mentions NVIDIA is specifically on the lookout for those who have a knack for “GPU low-level performance tuning/optimization” with an eye toward “enabling developers to achieve higher and more consistent frame rates.”

Hmmm! Of course, the Switch is the only console on the market powered by NVIDIA silicon (both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S use AMD SoCs), so there’s really only one company this new employee could be developing “next generation” developer tools for. The fact that maximizing the performance of possibly limited-power hardware is a big focus of the job ad also brings to mind another Switch-like system.

Source: Wccftech


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