The rumors about the Nintendo Switch 2 are spreading like wildfire recently. The reports about Nintendo secretly showing the console to some at Gamescom 2023 confirm that the next generation is finally upon Nintendo gamers. Now, more details are starting to emerge. Speaking in a recent YouTube video, RedGamingTech provided some additional info on the console’s specs. He revealed that the console’s chip will be an Ampere-Lovelace hybrid featuring some unknown modifications. While docked, the console’s performance is roughly 15% within the range of the Xbox Series S, but only with the help of NVIDIA’s DLSS and not at native resolutions. In the handheld mode, the console’s performance is compared to that of the ASUS ROG Ally handheld.
Nintendo Switch 2 – Performance will be 15% near to the Xbox Series X
When talking about the Nintendo Switch 2 Storage, RedGamingTech mentions how it may feature 256 to 512 eMMC. However, he’s unsure if Nintendo has decided on launching two different configurations. Lastly, the next Nintendo console will be capable of hardware ray tracing. However, the performance impact will require optimizations and NVIDIA DLSS to make games run smoothly with ray tracing on. As it turns out, the console may not be as powerful as some over-optimistic rumors were pointing. The console will not have the power of the PS5 or Xbox Series S.
The other specs detailed by RedGamingTech’s video are on par with other reports shared so far. At this point, everything is open as Nintendo has yet to officially disclose details about the new console. Apparently, the announcement could happen in the first half of 2024.
With games like Mortal Kombat 1 struggling on the Nintendo Switch, it’s clear Nintendo needs to push newer hardware. Ports like Mortal Kombat 1 show that there is almost no room for sacrifices in bringing next-gen games to the console. Of Course, Nintendo can still do well inside of its own bubble of Nintendo exclusives, that will be made with the hardware in consideration. But in terms of graphics, it’s time for a new generation, as the recently released Tears of The Kingdom clearly points out.