Nintendo Switch OLED: The new Nintendo Switch OLED base arrives prepared so that in a future model of the console it will be possible to play Ultra HD on television. Nintendo Switch OLED does not support the increasingly standardized 4K (Ultra HD); However, the first explorations of the base (dock) that comes with the console show that it includes a port with HDMI 2.0 output, a version that offers greater bandwidth to support resolutions up to 4K (2160p) in its video channel. , among other functions.
It’s important to clarify, though, that this information doesn’t prejudge Nintendo’s future plans for sure, but it does allow us to theorize with more and more indications about a possible new Nintendo Switch that will include the highly anticipated 4K this time around. solution.
What can this dock, ready to reproduce 4K resolutions, mean?
Let’s start with the facts: the new one Nintendo Switch OLED dock can display video in 4K resolution. This requires two things: a cable that is compatible with HDMI 2.0 and a device that is willing to provide that picture quality. Nintendo Switch OLED is not that device, as the maximum video output is Full HD (1080p; HDMI 1.4).
Therefore, in order to make a new Nintendo Switch compatible with 4K resolution, it is essential that a different chip is mounted in it than the current models. The current one is an NVIDIA Tegra X1 chip in ARM (ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53 for its CPU; NVIDIA GM20B Maxwell in its GPU), insufficient to make this leap in image quality.