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Nintendo Switch OLED Screen available from October

by DMG Webmaster

Although speculation about the upgraded or even new versions of Nintendo Switch consoles has been blooming in past months, the company did not reveal any information about possible new hardware on E3 Nintendo Direct.  

Nintendo waited a few weeks and announced the long-awaited new Nintendo Switch OLED Model at the beginning of July. It is not the Switch Pro some speculated about, and although it’s not a complete overhaul, the new model does bring new specs in a couple of areas. 

How Big of an Upgrade Is the New OLED Screen? 

One of the most significant upgrades the new Switch has is the bigger new OLED screen produced by Samsung. Why is this a  big deal? OLED has incredible picture quality and infinite contrast, thanks to the impeccable reproduction of blacks. In addition, OLED screens don’t have LED illumination behind the screen. Instead, every single pixel can switch on and of, contributing to picture accuracy and quality better while saving energy is the same time.  

Switch console is a great mobile gaming experience due to its design and countless great games, but the LCD screen was lagging compared to modern smartphones. So another upgrade is in size from the current 6.2 to 7 inches.  

Nintendo announced the battery life would be the same. OLED is more energy-efficient, but the bigger screen compensates for that difference. Also, the resolution stayed the same, so it has a lower PPI. The device has a similar size due to many thinner frames around a bigger screen. In addition, the new OLED Switch can go into existing docking for TV use.  

Nintendo Switch Oled Model October

No upgraded NVIDIA Chip to Render 4K 

Where Nintendo could have improved significantly compared to other gaming systems is performance. The Switch OLED still has a 720p screen and can run games at 1080p in its “TV mode.” In 2021, gaming standards are slightly higher, but Nintendo stays put with its tried and true formula and existing hardware configuration. So, for example, if you insert Switch OLED in docking, the TV output will remain as before – 1080p. 

It will be interesting to see how the will games look on the new, improved screen. Will it cause Nintendo Switch Error Codes, unpredictable glitches, or will they run smoothly? 

Will we see DLSS down the line? 

One thing we still want to see in Switch hardware is a performance boost. However, as we saw how Nvidia DLSS technology works on their high-end graphics card, implementing deep learning super sampling in Tegra chipset could solve the problem with rendering games in 4K resolution on TV, even with existing hardware.  

DLSS works around classic rendering by using the power of AI and conventionally rendering the small part of the pixels. Then, with less energy needed, you can get accurate upscaled renders that support all other NVIDIA technologies like Ray Tracing. But, are we going to see it? We don’t think so, as the current chip architecture in it doesn’t support it. 

Other differences compared to standard Switch include a slightly different design, a new place for microSD cards and more extensive internal storage. Now you will get 64 GB of storage compared to 32 GB in standard Switch and Switch Lite. Nintendo also listened to the fans and drastically improved the kickstand. 

Nintendo started production, and the new Switch will be available for purchase in October. Just imagine The Legends of Zelda: Breath of the Wild announced sequel, its massive open-world played in handheld mode on the OLED screen

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