Nintendo Switch 2 Rumored To Feature 12 GB RAM, Ray Tracing & DLSS 3.1
The next console from Nintendo, dubbed Switch 2, will feature 12 GB of RAM, ray tracing, and DLSS 3.1, based on the latest rumor.
Universo Nintendo Editor-in-Chief ‘Necro’ Felipe took to Twitter to share that, as per his sources, the upcoming Switch 2 console was shown behind closed doors running The Matrix Awakens tech demo with DLSS and ray tracing enabled. He further clarified that the version of DLSS shown running on the new Nintendo hardware was DLSS 3.1 and not DLSS 3.5.
Felipe mentioned that ray tracing is possible on the Nintendo Switch 2, and that the retail version will come with 12 GB of RAM. It was also said that The Matrix tech demo ran at comparable settings to PS5, though no details were provided in this regard. Therefore, it’s difficult to say whether it was running with Nanite and hardware or software based Lumen enabled. Though, given that it seems to include dedicated Nvidia-based RT cores, the possibility of hardware enabled Lumen is not out of the question.
Going by the leaked information, it appears that the new console/handheld hybrid is well equipped to support modern features, and that can only be a good thing for multiplatform development studios.\
Recently, former Reset Era member Im A Hero Too, who had previously deleted their account after leaking information regarding several Japanese games that are in development, revealed that Final Fantasy VII Remake is in development for the Nintendo Switch 2, and that it looks and runs just like the PS5 version on a devkit. They were told that the porting process took no time, and, as a result, it may end up being a launch title for Nintendo’s next console.
Additionally, Nate had previously shared some details regarding the console’s launch and specs. As per what he had heard, the Nintendo Switch 2 is set for launch in late 2024. He claims to have heard from multiple developers that they know about devkits. He also predicted that the console will launch alongside a brand new 3D Mario game. He also believed the Nintendo Switch 2 will launch with an 8-inch LCD screen and a fairly significant amount of internal flash memory, possibly 512 GB.