The war among next-generation consoles is always active. PlayStation 5 from Sony might be at the top, with Microsoft’s Series X and S catching up. However, with the upcoming console from Nintendo, the tide of this war is undoubtedly going to change. Nintendo broke several sales records with their Switch in 2017. With each piece of information about the successor to the Switch, gamers are getting more and more impatient.
Even since the announcement of the console, gamers have been yearning to learn more about the handheld. It’s being called by several terms in the community, like Switch Pro or Switch 2. The consoles are already in production, and they might be available for sale in 2024. According to rumors and something published on WCCFTech, it is speculated that his upcoming handheld’s performance will be far above Series S, which is considered the least powerful console of the new generation.
How powerful is Switch 2 relative to other consoles of this generation?
As the rumors go, the upcoming console from Nintendo will have 12 GB worth of RAM. PS5 and Xbox Series X have 16 GB of RAM, while the Series S has 10 GB of RAM. This is a straight 300% hike compared to their prior 4 GB RAM.
The primary thing to understand about the least powerful console of this generation is that it can run all the games that Series X can but at a lower resolution of 1440p rather than 4K. It can also handle frame rates up to 120 FPS. This younger sibling of Series X can also do hardware-accelerated real-time ray tracing, variable-rate shading, and mesh shaders.
However, this isn’t the most exciting thing. Considering how Switch 2 has three very formidable competitors, Nintendo has something massive in its bag.
How much better is the upcoming handheld from Nintendo compared to Series S?
The console can provide a performance within the 15% range of the Xbox Series S. However, this won’t be possible at the native resolution; it will require the assistance of NVIDIA DLSS. This next-generation console will support Nvidia’s DLSS, and that too, the latest version, which can only be run on the RTX 40 series graphics cards, the DLSS 3.1. The closest comparison for this upcoming console from Nintendo is the ASUS ROG Ally handheld. According to RedGamingTech, Switch 2 might have a storage of something around 256 to 512 eMMC.
Rumour : Nintendo Switch 2 via NateTheHate
✅️Direct this week
✅️BOTW 4K/60, no loading times
✅️Not sure if DLSS 3.1 or 3.5
✅️Not sure about BC
✅️March 2024 was mentioned
✅️Matrix Awakens UE5 wasn’t shown on native Hardware but impressivehttps://t.co/ksyopQi9rH pic.twitter.com/vwgR4v8BkR
— HazzadorGamin, Dragon of Dojima (@HazzadorGamin) September 12, 2023
However, since there isn’t any official information available regarding the console, it’s just speculation. That also brings up the point that all these should be taken with a grain of salt regardless of how appealing a piece of information might sound.