Nvidia DLSS source code leak references possible new Switch API

    The recent Nvidia DLSS source code leak features interesting references to Nintendo Switch hardware (Thanks, TechPowerUp). Specifically, references to Switch API NVN are found featuring DLSS and GPU drivers such as:

    • nvn_dlss_backend.h
    • nvndlss.cpp
    • nvn_dlss.cpp

    It appears that DLSS was tested with the API under a NVN2 folder. It’s clear that the leak references Switch and raises speculation for a new Switch model or successor (Switch 2). NVN2 could be the name for the new Switch’s API. A new Switch with DLSS would require Tensor Cores to power AI rendering. As a result, the Switch successor will likely have a significant performance increase compared to the current model.

    Further in the leak, references to an Ampere Tegra line of GPUs surfaced. The new information corroborates what was found by renown tech reporter kopite7kimi in 2021. The new Switch will use a T239 Ampere Tegra chipset. This means that the new Switch will natively support DLSS 2.2, ray tracing and many more features found on current gen Ampere GPUs on PC. In the meantime, fans will have to wait until Nintendo is ready to reveal new hardware.

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    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: [email protected]

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