The rumors surrounding the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch 2 continue to circulate, and the latest speculation is that the console won’t include a deep learning accelerator (DLA) to support DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling). This potential omission could limit the system’s ability to upscale graphics to 1080p or 1440p in certain scenarios.
Richard Leadbetter, speaking on the Digital Foundry Weekly podcast, mentioned that insider sources have indicated the absence of a DLA in the Nintendo Switch 2. While this may come as a surprise to some, it’s important to note that none of NVIDIA’s consumer GPUs currently feature a DLA. However, the T234 chip, upon which the Switch 2’s T239 chip is based, does come equipped with a deep learning accelerator. Therefore, it would have been reasonable to expect the console’s chip to also include this feature.
It appears that Nintendo has taken a different approach to the development of the Nintendo Switch 2, potentially in an effort to keep the console at an affordable price point. While DLSS will still be supported, it’s unclear how it will be implemented without a dedicated DLA. However, rumors suggest that the system will utilize Ray Reconstruction support for enhanced ray tracing capabilities, putting it on par with or even surpassing the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in this regard.
On the other hand, it’s unlikely that Frame Generation will be supported on the Nintendo Switch 2. This technology is typically used for high refresh rate gameplay, which may not be a primary focus for the console.
As we eagerly await the official reveal of the Nintendo Switch 2, it’s important to remember that these rumors are subject to change. We will continue to keep you informed with the latest news and updates on the highly anticipated console, so stay tuned for more information.
Q: What is DLSS?
DLSS stands for Deep Learning Super Sampling, a technology developed by NVIDIA that uses AI and deep learning algorithms to upscale lower-resolution images in real time, resulting in improved graphics performance and image quality.
Q: What is a deep learning accelerator (DLA)?
A deep learning accelerator is a specialized hardware component designed to accelerate the computational tasks involved in deep learning algorithms, such as neural network training and inferencing.
Q: What is Ray Reconstruction support?
Ray Reconstruction support refers to the ability of a system to generate more accurate and realistic ray-traced graphics by using advanced techniques to reconstruct missing rays and enhance the overall visual quality.
Q: Will the Nintendo Switch 2 support Frame Generation?
Based on the current rumors, it is unlikely that the Nintendo Switch 2 will support Frame Generation. This technology is typically used for high refresh rate gameplay, which may not be a primary focus for the console.