Nintendo Switch 2: Nvidia Tegra T239 could be powering new game consoles

Nintendo Switch 2: Nvidia Tegra T239 könnte neue Spielkonsole antreiben
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According to the latest rumours, the octa-core Nvidia Tegra T239 SoC, a custom design of the famous Nvidia Tegra T234 (“Orin”), is believed to be a candidate for a possible “Nintendo Switch 2” or “Switch Pro”. In addition to remarkably high RAW performance, ray tracing and DLSS are also available.

Nvidia Tegra T239 as Custom SoC for Switch 2/Pro

First heard by Twitter users in June last year @kopite7kimi Brought into conversation a developer working for Nvidia since 2007 Sumit Gupta Feather Linux.org About the new or heavily modified system-on-a-chip from the Tegra processor family.

Adding support for Tegra T239 SoC which has eight cores in a single cluster. Also, moving num_clusters to social data to avoid having to always allocate memory for four clusters.

Sumit Gupta, Nvidia

According to the published e-mail, the Tegra T239 has been reduced directly to 12 to 8 Arm Cortex-A78AE (“Hercules”) processor cores compared to the Tegra T234, while the SoC is completely without the energy-saving E-core. does. As for the likely Switch 2 or Switch Pro, it will come close to the Jetson AGX Orin from the embedded region, which has a similar structure.

The rumor mill says that the Tegra T239 has the following key data:

  • Custom design of the Nvidia Tegra T234 (“Orin”)
  • 8 × Arm Cortex-A78AE (“Hercules”) up to 2 GHz
  • GA10B GPU (“Ampere”) up to 1,024 CUDA cores
  • Maximum computing power of 4 TFLOPS
  • Support for LPDDR5 memory

With 1,024 CUDA cores and 32 Tensor cores of the Ampere generation, the SoC will be expected to have up to 4,096 computing power TFLOPS While the Nvidia Tegra X1 and the current Nintendo Switch (test) with 256 Maxwell shades only get 1,024 TFLOPS.

Ray Tracing and DLSS 2.x for Handhelds

This will clear the way for them too Rumors that have been going on for a long timeThat the successor to the Nintendo Switch should support both ray tracing and DLSS 2.x.

So a potential Switch 2 or Switch Pro could have four times more raw performance. However, since Nintendo has yet to say a word about the successor to the current Switch, Switch Lite and Switch OLED, this has been pure speculation for the time being, which should be treated with due caution.

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