Earlier this year, rumors claimed that Nintendo was planning to design a switch model that would support the new Nvidia SoC and support similar DLSS technology and OLED displays. Instead, Nintendo released a new Switch console with one of the rumored specifications, an OLED display.
Even after Nintendo announced the Switch OLED model, many believed the gaming company would launch a 4K Switch, as there were reports that developers were using Nintendo 4K development kits to create games. These reports led Nintendo to publicly deny the existence of such groups.
Despite Nintendo's claims about 4K development kits, the company's latest patent shows otherwise. The patent, titled "Machine Learning Image Transformation Systems and Methods," was filed on March 25, 2020 by Alexandre Delattre and Tou Charvet, two researchers working in Nintendo's European R&D division. However, the patent was not made available to the public until September 30, 2021. The resolution of the image and its division into blocks receive background data. These blocks are then referred to as the 'Activation Matrix', which are destroyed by a trained neural network to turn it into a higher-resolution, lower-quality image.
At the time of writing, the patent has not been verified. In addition, the invention does not tell us exactly where to implement it, but rather how to use it. For example, this technology might allow the console to play games at a preset resolution when battery is used, and increase the image resolution when connected, similar to the feature found in current Switch models.
Another use is cloud gaming, where cloud servers send compressed images to the console, then upgrade to a higher resolution to reduce network latency.
Users are welcome to apply upgrade technology to Nintendo Switch consoles. Switch consoles are inferior in performance than PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. Is the S. However, using upgrade technology like the technology mentioned in the patent can reduce the distance.
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Nintendo may be working on technology similar to DLSS for the Nintendo Switch
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