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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"

An updated Nintendo Switch Pro will likely enable performance or visual enhancements on a range of Switch titles (Image source: Nintendo)
An updated Nintendo Switch Pro will likely enable performance or visual enhancements on a range of Switch titles (Image source: Nintendo)
Tipster Dusk Golem recently spoke about the upcoming Nintendo Switch Pro, claiming that unlocked framerates on a number of recently released Nintendo Switch titles are to allow for an "easy performance boost" on more capable Switch Pro hardware.

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. 

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-09-24 (Update: 2020-09-24)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.