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4K upscaling doesn't require the developer to do anything, Nintendo wouldn't be briefing developers on that.

If it's DLSS, then yes the developer has to have actual 4K assets for it to work and that would require Nintendo to have to brief developers. 

So if they are briefing developers it's likely either a native resolution solution or Nvidia is providing them a chip with at least Turing level Tensor cores.

Last edited by Soundwave - on 10 September 2020

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FromDK said:
Roma said:
they will call it Switch Home as it won't be swichable like the lite but stationery. That's my prediction

Yes.. with same power as the future switch 2

You really believe there is going to be a switch 2 so soon? It's not going to be able to run 4k games natively not even the switch 2 will be able to do that and still be at an affordable price plus portable 



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I'm starting to wonder if "Switch 2" will even be a thing. They could just upgrade the system every 3-4 years until streaming takes over. They may never want to go down to 0 userbase and start from scratch again. 



This isn't surprising when you consider Nintendo always releases an upgraded handheld. It was the XL for the 3DS and DSi for the DS. 4K Switch would be similar to those and Switch games will be compatible to both. I also assume this is being done to keep pace with the new systems and not fall too far behind.



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Roma said:
FromDK said:

Yes.. with same power as the future switch 2

You really believe there is going to be a switch 2 so soon? It's not going to be able to run 4k games natively not even the switch 2 will be able to do that and still be at an affordable price plus portable 

Like I said.. I believe they will make a "home version" s fast as the future switch 2 (2-3 years from now)



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andisart said:
So if this will be a 4K upscaling model, can I benefit from the higher resolution with a 1080p TV, in the same way I use Nvidia Dynamic Super Resolution on my PC? I guess
not right?

No, the screen will stay black. I've experienced this with my old Bluray player that could upscale the image to 4k. I've attached it to a Full HD screen and forgot to deactivate 4k. And the result was no image az all. So, moving it back to 4k, deactivate upscaler and back to Full HD.



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Peh said:
andisart said:
So if this will be a 4K upscaling model, can I benefit from the higher resolution with a 1080p TV, in the same way I use Nvidia Dynamic Super Resolution on my PC? I guess
not right?

No, the screen will stay black. I've experienced this with my old Bluray player that could upscale the image to 4k. I've attached it to a Full HD screen and forgot to deactivate 4k. And the result was no image az all. So, moving it back to 4k, deactivate upscaler and back to Full HD.

You are definitely incorrect there.

The issue may be your Blu-Ray player, may even be your HDMI cable that is preventing you from not downsampling to 1080P.

The Xbox certainly does... And there are certainly benefits of having games operated at 4k on a 1080P display.



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Dulfite said:
So hypothetically if it launches March 2021, that's 4 years into Switch life, and it would be the flag ship device for two years until 2023 when Switch 2 comes?

I have mixed feelings. I don't want Switch 2 sales to be diminished because of buyer fatigue at a bunch of people only having bought a Switch Pro 2 years (or less) prior to that.

But this isn't like a new thing. Nintendo always has multiple updates to its portable systems. Updated systems have never been a problem for them for selling the next gen. And I think Switch 2 launch is much more likely in 2024, so it'll be more like 3 years which is a lot of time. Also Switch 2 is going to be wayyyy more capable than an upgraded Switch. Upgraded Switch is gonna run the same games but with apparently 4k using DLSS, while Switch 2 is going to be a far more capable system in general. Your worry would be like saying people won't upgrade to PS5 and XSeries because they just came out with XBX and PS4 Pro a few years ago.



FromDK said:
Roma said:

You really believe there is going to be a switch 2 so soon? It's not going to be able to run 4k games natively not even the switch 2 will be able to do that and still be at an affordable price plus portable 

Like I said.. I believe they will make a "home version" s fast as the future switch 2 (2-3 years from now)

I could definitely see a Home version late in Switch's lifecycle in maybe 2023, a year before Switch 2 launches, but it'll be a cheap Switch to get those last stragglers who didn't ever care about portable gaming to jump on board the Switch. Switch Home would be same specs as this upgraded Switch next year, but it'll cost like $200.

Switch 2 will be far more capable than any version of the Switch. That should be very obvious. It would make no sense to make a super beefed up Switch Home when it still can only play the same games all the other Switches play. That's literally what new generations are for, making games that couldn't be made on the previous system. If there is a Switch Home it'll be on par with the upgraded hybrid Switch, then next gen Switch will blow all Switch models away.



Slownenberg said:
FromDK said:

Like I said.. I believe they will make a "home version" s fast as the future switch 2 (2-3 years from now)

I could definitely see a Home version late in Switch's lifecycle in maybe 2023, a year before Switch 2 launches, but it'll be a cheap Switch to get those last stragglers who didn't ever care about portable gaming to jump on board the Switch. Switch Home would be same specs as this upgraded Switch next year, but it'll cost like $200.

Switch 2 will be far more capable than any version of the Switch. That should be very obvious. It would make no sense to make a super beefed up Switch Home when it still can only play the same games all the other Switches play. That's literally what new generations are for, making games that couldn't be made on the previous system. If there is a Switch Home it'll be on par with the upgraded hybrid Switch, then next gen Switch will blow all Switch models away.

I agree and I've been saying this for a while now.  In fact, a "Switch Home" could be as little as $149 if it does indeed release in 2023 - a tiny box with the proper inputs/outputs and cartridge slot, packaged with a pro controller.  I'd bet money that we'll see something like that in the future and it would keep sales healthy being in the "impulse buy" price range.