Tegra239, likely to be the Nintendo Switch 2 SoC, is confirmed by an NVIDIA employee

Tegra239, likely to be the Nintendo Switch 2 SoC, is confirmed by an NVIDIA employee ...

A Nvidia employee has verified the existence of the Tegra239 chip, which has been rumored since 2021 as the Nintendo Switch 2's SoC.

According to a Nvidia employee, Nvidia has added support for the Tegra239 SoC, the most likely SoC for Nintendo Switch 2, which has eight cores in a single cluster. In addition, the SoC manufacturer has moved num_clusters to soc data in order to avoid always overallocating memory for four clusters.

This disclosure supports the assertion made by NVIDIA leaker kopite7kimi, who claims that Nvidia will use a modified version of its T234 Orin chip for the next-generation Switch.

The following information may be drawn from this information regarding the Nintendo Switch 2 console:

  • T239 SoC
  • 8-core CPU
  • Ampere-based GPU that may incorporate some Lovelace features
  • The 2nd generation Nintendo Switch graphics API contains references to DLSS 2.2 and raytracing support

The Nintendo Switch is a Nintendo game console that was developed by Nintendo and released worldwide on March 3, 2017. It is a hybrid console because the console is a tablet that can be docked to be used as a home console or carried around. They have standard buttons and directional analogue sticks for user input, motion sensing, and tactile feedback, or they can be held in the hand like the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to support local multiplayer modes.

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a handheld-focused update of the device that includes an OLED screen.

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