Nintendo Switch 2: Possible Specs and Performance Leaked

The Nintendo Switch 2 is on par with the PS4 Pro in terms of performance

by Sededin Dedovic
Nintendo Switch 2: Possible Specs and Performance Leaked
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As we enter the second quarter of 2024, rumors surrounding the long-awaited Nintendo Switch 2 continue to swirl. Recent reports suggest a delay, moving the console's release to March 2025 as we previously reported. Now new information has emerged regarding its performance potential.

According to YouTuber Moore's Law is Dead, known for tech leaks and analysis, Nintendo is aiming for a significant upgrade under the hood. Their sources claim that the Switch 2 will target performance comparable to the PlayStation 4 Pro in docked mode, which is a significant jump from previous rumors that hinted at Xbox Series S-like capabilities.

This shift in focus suggests that Nintendo is no longer turning a blind eye to the demand for stronger hardware. The CPU is expected to be comparable to the last-gen Xbox One X, while an Nvidia Tegra T239 SoC is rumored to power the device, offering improved graphics performance in both docked and portable modes.

Moore's Law is Dead further suggests that the Switch 2's portable mode will surpass the Steam Deck in terms of visual fidelity thanks to Nvidia's ray-tracing and DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) technologies. Additionally, they predict that the battery life will exceed that of the Steam Deck.

"If Steam Deck runs at 720p low at 40 FPS, I think this will run at 720p high with ray tracing at 30 FPS," according to a recent Moore's Law is Dead video. This information is in line with the prevailing opinion that the upcoming Nintendo console will be more iterative than revolutionary.

While not a full overhaul, the PS4 Pro's docked performance targets carry significant weight, given the console's ability to handle demanding titles like Red Dead Redemption 2. It's important to remember that these are still rumors, and official details from Nintendo are still scarce.

However, the latest information paints a picture of a more powerful Switch 2 than initially anticipated, potentially offering a compelling upgrade for current Switch owners and attracting new players to the platform.