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Rumor: New round of Switch 2 tech specs uncovered

Posted on May 10, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch 2

Switch 2 rumored tech specs

Some fans believe that they’ve uncovered new tech specs for Switch 2, and have apparently done so in a bit of a bizarre way.

Believe it or not, the information seems to have originated from customs and shipping data. Fans have keep keeping an eye on shipments being sent between Nintendo, NVIDIA, and other parts manufacturers. March shipping information only just became viewable this week, and references to a number of new shipments with new codenames have been found that many believe are components for the next Nintendo console.

While not confirmed, it’s thought that Switch 2 will feature two 6GB RAM chips for 12GB RAM in total. While we don’t know if it will be LPDDR5 or LPDDR5X RAM, it will seemingly run at speeds of 7,500 million transfers per second.

How does that stack up to the current Switch? That system makes use of 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM with speeds of up to 3,200 million transfers per second.

Elsewhere, Switch 2’s storage apparently comes in at 256GB and will be UFS 3.1 for potential read speeds of up to 2,100 MB/s. The current Switch has 32GB of storage, which peaks at around 300MB/s.

These bits of information only give us a small idea regarding what we could possibly expect from the Switch 2 hardware. If it makes use of NVIDIA’s DLSS upscaling technology as is rumored, the device could result in better visual detail with less GPU power. Also, while direct comparisons to Nintendo’s competitors are difficult since they use AMD tech and x86 architecture, the reported storage speed of 2,100 MB/s does come close to the 2.4 GB/s read speed of the Xbox Series X/S.

Nintendo will make an official announcement about its new console this fiscal year, which ends March 2025.

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