Nintendo Switch: Will Its „Heart” No Longer Be Manufactured

Rumours claim Nvidia is going to halt the production of the SoC (system on a chip) used by the Nintendo Switch

GameReactor reported that a person with knowledge of the rumoured deal between Nintendo and Samsung (for OLED panels) has contacted them with new information about Nvidia possibly pulling a rug from under Nintendo: „Both, the regular model and the smaller and cheaper Switch Lite feature the latest version of the NVIDIA Tegra X1 Mariko. The source told Gamereactor that Nvidia plans to stop producing the processor in 2021, but did not elaborate further on what comes next or what may happen with the current versions of the hardware,” the site wrote. The Mariko model is the X1+, by the way.

This falls in line with previous rumours, but if Nintendo has to change the internals of the Switch, they will have to do something, as they will eventually run out of the chips. The most logical way for them to stay with Nvidia, but request the Tegra X2 chip – despite it being a stronger model, it will be more expensive. Then again, we are merely speculating about what the new, rumoured Switch model (Switch Pro? Switch Super?) will have…

„[I] won’t talk more about the tech specs than I have. It has DLSS (Nvidia’s deep learning supersampling technology), and it has 4K functionality. No reason to go deeper than that right now. That’s enough to illustrate the device is a meaningful upgrade. First party support with span the new hardware and current Switch for at least a couple of years,” NateDrake, a reliable insider, previously wrote. 4K is something we also heard recently – the new model is supposedly going to support it in TV (docked) mode.

Nothing is official of it yet, though.

Source: WCCFTech

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