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Report: Nintendo Switch 2 could have more RAM than Xbox Series S

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Nintendo Switch 2 may be coming out sooner than expected, with rumors swirling that Nintendo showed off a prototype console to developers attending the recent Gamescom event. Although there is no official confirmation, leaks continue to reveal details about the upcoming successor to the Nintendo Switch.

In the latest development, Universo Nintendo journalist ‘Necro’ Felipe claims on X (formerly Twitter) that the consumer version of the Nintendo Switch 2 will feature 12GB of RAM.. That’s three times more than the original Switch, which had to make do with 4GB of RAM. If that’s true, the Switch 2’s RAM is still below that of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, both of which have 16GB of RAM. However, that’s more than the Xbox Series S, which gets 10GB of RAM. Although it probably won’t matter as the Switch 2 is unlikely to target similar resolutions or high-fidelity assets as the PS5 or Xbox Series X.

But compared to the Switch itself, the extra RAM might allow the Switch 2 to run more demanding games and multitask more smoothly. There are already rumors claiming Final Fantasy VII Remake Runs and looks like a PlayStation 5 game on the Switch 2 devkit and that the game porting process was quick and easy.

The source also confirms the previous Nintendo Switch 2 demo report, which claimed that the demo unit used NVIDIA’s DLSS technology and an advanced ray tracing effect. Felipe says the prototype actually used Nvidia DLSS 3.1 and “ray tracing is indeed possible.”

Unconfirmed reports say Nintendo is gearing up to launch the Switch 2 in the second half of 2024. However, a preview could happen before then, much like the original Switch, which debuted in 2016 and came out in 2017.

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