The new OLED Nintendo Switch will reportedly use a new NVIDIA system-on-chip that boasts DLSS support. For those who don’t know, NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is a render method created by NVIDIA that allows the chip to increase the resolution of its output thanks to machine learning.
Bloomberg reports that the improvement to the GPU and CPU, and the addition of NVIDIA DLSS, will deliver higher resolution images to 4K TVs. By the sound of things, the new OLED Nintendo Switch may not be drastically more powerful than the standard model but will achieve the 4K output through DLSS.
The addition of NVIDIA DLSS in the OLED Nintendo Switch means the system will be able to reconstruct game images in real-time at a higher quality. This means the Switch would be able to render the image at HD and above and the machine learning will boost the output to 4K or perhaps close to 4K. The same feature was recently confirmed for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S through AMD’s similar tech called FidelityFX Super Resolution.
This news also means it is unlikely that the new OLED Nintendo Switch will include a display higher than 720p. The hardware will most likely rely on the extra boost in power through a dock to achieve its 4K performance on a TV. With that being said, there have been rumours of the new OLED Nintendo Switch packing some extra GPU power. Enough power to deliver games that can’t run on the previous two models. However, that is unconfirmed that this point.