Nintendo Switch 2: Easy 1080p With Ray Tracing? [VIDEO]

This time we hear from a major publication about how the officially unnamed successor to the Nintendo Switch (hence the name Switch 2…) will be able to deliver the kind of performance we have come to expect from the Japanese company’s next-generation hardware.


The Nintendo Switch 2 will reportedly be powered by a custom version of Nvidia’s Tegra T234 processor, the Tegra T239. And Digital Foundry has published a new analysis that looks at what the ‘green’ hardware could do if its capabilities were replicated. They used a Dell Vostro 5630 laptop.

It has a Core i7 1360p CPU, 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM (at 4800MHz) and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050. Nvidia’s graphics card is based on the same silicon as the newer generation Ampere-based RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti. The only difference is that it has a third more CUDA cores than the T239 (2048 instead of 1536). The GPU offers similar memory bandwidth on the 64-bit interface as the successor to the Nintendo Switch, although the Japanese company’s product will not have just 4 GB of VRAM…

We’ve heard that The Matrix Awakens tech demo was able to run on the new Nintendo console with ray tracing (while the demo itself is being sold for a rather outrageous price of $20 on Steam, although it’s available for free on the Epic Games Store!?), but not on the Dell. Other games are, however. Fortnite (Unreal Engine 5, Lumen), Death Stranding, Control, Cyberpunk 2077 and Plague Tale: Requiem all ran on the laptop. Thanks to DLSS, the frame rate was over 30 fps with ray tracing (where possible) at 1080p resolution, but in some cases we saw decent performance at 1440p.

From this, Digital Foundry believes that Nintendo’s new hardware will be able to deliver good performance and reach PlayStation 4/Xbox One levels, with Nvidia’s upscaling technology playing a big part in this…

Source: WCCFTech

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