Next-Generation Nintendo Switch Boasts Impressive Graphics Performance


Recent reports suggest that the upcoming next-generation Nintendo Switch handheld console may outperform the Sony PS5 and Microsoft XSX in terms of graphics capabilities. This information, which has been circulating on various gaming news outlets, stems from reliable insider NateTheHate, who revealed these details on his YouTube channel.

According to NateTheHate, the new Nintendo Switch, when equipped with Nvidia's DLSS technology, can run "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" at 4K resolution with a silky-smooth 60 frames per second. What's even more impressive is that he claimed there were absolutely no "loading times" during this demonstration.

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Furthermore, NateTheHate discussed a trial run of the Unreal Engine 5 demo of "The Matrix: Awakens" on the new Switch, suggesting that it exhibited superior ray tracing capabilities compared to the Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X. It's worth noting that this demo utilized DLSS 3.1 technology, not the latest DLSS 3.5, as previously reported elsewhere.

The insider also mentioned that the official announcement for this console is expected in March of next year, although it remains unclear whether this will be a mere "reveal" or an actual product launch.

Several media outlets have previously confirmed that Nintendo provided a "secret demonstration" of the next-generation Switch to select individuals during the Cologne gaming expo. Additionally, necrolipe, the Editor-in-Chief of UnivNintendo, claimed to have received information from "reliable sources" indicating that the new Switch will be equipped with 12GB of RAM, which is three times the amount of the current Switch. For comparison, the Sony PS5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X have 16GB of RAM, while the Xbox Series S has 10GB.

It's worth noting that the initial reports suggested Nintendo was utilizing Nvidia's DLSS 3.5 technology during these internal demos, but necrolipe clarified that the information he received pointed to DLSS 3.1. Consequently, some outlets have updated their information accordingly to reflect this correction.

Furthermore, according to VGC, the visual capabilities of the next-generation Switch are expected to rival those of Sony and Microsoft's current gaming consoles. However, this does not necessarily mean it will match the performance of the PS5 or Xbox Series X under default handheld power consumption conditions.