A new Nvidia leak could point to the Nintendo Switch Pro
Could this be the Pro or the Nintendo Switch 2? Maybe.
Code snippets inside leaked Nvidia source code seem to confirm the existence of a Nintendo Switch Pro console. That code came from a massive cyberattack that hit Nvidia over the weekend, leaking code, and other data like employee details.
Following that hack, someone anonymously sent TechPowerUp a screenshot that was claimed to show the source code of Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). On that screenshot was a folder called “nvn2,” which points towards an unreleased Nintendo Switch chip.
So why is that “nvn2” folder important? The graphics API for the current Nintendo Switch console is “nvn.” That folder points to a newer version of the graphics code, and a potential unreleased device.
The latest Nvidia data dump ties those leaks together; showing that DLSS is going to be on an Nvidia chip powering a Nintendo console.
Now, that could be the Nintendo Switch Pro, or it could even be the Nintendo Switch 2.
Until Nintendo officially confirms that a Switch Pro/Switch 2 console exists, take this leak with a healthy dose of skepticism. Still, it’s exciting if Nvidia’s DLSS and other technology like Ray Tracing could be coming to a Nintendo console in the future.
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