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Purported Switch revision will feature a new Nvidia chip with DLSS

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The Nintendo Switch recently turned four years old, and in line with the anniversary, rumors of a revision of the hybrid console have been becoming more concrete and more frequent. A few weeks ago, it was reported that Nintendo is planning to use a new 7-inch rigid OLED display as a replacement for the LCD panel on current models.

Now, a new report from Bloomberg confirms that the revision will also be using a new chipset from Nvidia, who provides the Tegra X1 and X1+ chipsets found inside the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite. According to the report, the new chip will provide increased performance across the board, with a faster CPU, increased memory, and notably, support for Nvidia's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology.

Mentions of 4K support in an upcoming Switch revision have been frequent, and they're often tied to references of DLSS support, but this lends further credence to that possibility. Nvidia first introduced DLSS with its first-generation of ray-tracing desktop graphics cards, the RTX 20 series, so it's certainly interesting to see it on a device as portable as a Nintendo Switch, especially seeing as Nintendo tends to be slow in adopting recent technologies. Of course, neither Nintendo or Nvidia commented on the findings, so there's still a chance that the information is inaccurate or outdated.

The revision is planned to launch in time for the holiday season, and it's been speculated that Nintendo plans to have a strong catalog of games to back up the launch. Right now, though, Nintendo's release schedule isn't all that clear, especially in the second half of the year. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is slated for release in July, No More Heroes III is planned for August, and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are said to come sometime late in the year.

A hotly-anticipated title would be the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was first announced at E3 2019 and hasn't been seen since. No development updates have been shared, however, so it's unclear whether it will release this year in time for the purported revision.

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