The rumored Nintendo Switch Pro could be about more than 4K graphics, with the unlocked framerate in recent titles indicative of an "easy performance boost"
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Tipster Dusk Golem recently added fuel to speculation about the upcoming Nintendo Switch Pro. In a Twitter thread, Dusk Golem confirmed the existence of the Switch Pro and also stated that a number of recent Switch games feature an unlocked framerate to enable an "easy upgrade" on the Switch Pro.
This is interesting in light of earlier analyst predictions that indicated that the Switch Pro would leverage more powerful hardware to enable 4K high resolution experiences. It seems that Nintendo might be working to deliver both high resolution and high framerate options.
There's still a lot we don't know about the purported Switch Pro. If Nintendo continues its partnership with NVIDIA, we're likely looking at a hardware platform based on NVIDIA's Tegra Xavier mobile SoC, meaning Xbox One levels of graphics capabilities and improved CPU power, relative to the regular Nintendo Switch.
This should be enough to enable higher framerates and resolutions in existing Nintendo Switch games like Breath of the Wild. However, it remains to be seen whether Nintendo plans on this being an iterative upgrade like the PlayStation 4 Pro or an entirely new generation of Switch console.