Nintendo Switch Pro reportedly launches later this year and uses Nvidia chip for 4K upscaling

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The rumored Nintendo Switch Pro model will apparently launch in 2021 and feature an Nvidia chip that supports DLSS, according to a report.

That report comes from Bloomberg, who claims that the upgraded Nintendo Switch model will use the new Nvidia chip as a solution for displaying 4K images while used in docked TV mode. For those unfamiliar, DLSS stands for Deep Learning Super Sampling, and was introduced through Nvidia's RTX 20-series GPUs.

Elsewhere in the new report from Bloomberg, it's claimed that the new Nintendo Switch model is targeting a release window of Holiday 2021. Previously, rumors had the revised Switch model as releasing at some point this year, but Bloomberg has narrowed down that window to the final few months of the year.

Just earlier this year in January, a datamine on a new update for the Nintendo Switch furthered the rumors of a new model. The new datamined information claimed that the console revision was codenamed Aula, and the dataminer themselves personally believed that it was targeting 4K resolutions given various information they'd found in the console's code.

Rumors about a potential Nintendo Switch Pro have been doing the rounds for roughly a year now. As of December 2020 though, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser poured cold water on the rumors of an upgraded Switch, adding that the current Nintendo Switch model was in roughly the mid-stages of its overall lifecycle. Whatever the case may be, we'll have to wait a while yet to see what Nintendo's plans are for revising the Switch.

For our comprehensive guide to all the games Nintendo has planned to launch over the coming year, head over to our upcoming Switch games guide for more.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.