The Nintendo Switch Pro leaks are not faltering even after its absence during the E3 has disappointed fans.

Now, the latest information about the console revealed that an NVIDIA Tegra Orin Chip carrying the "Black Knight" codename is powering the next-generation Switch.

Nintendo Switch Pro Likely to Sport NVIDIA Tegra Orin Chip with ‘Black Knight’ Codename
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 11: Game enthusiasts and industry visit the Nintendo exhibit during the E3 Video Game Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

These leaks persist as the president of Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser, broke his silence about the next Switch, saying that a new console is still in the works.

As mentioned, Nintendo is yet to reveal details from the rumored Switch Pro. However, Gizchina made a wild guess that the gaming tech is coming before 2021 faces its end.

Nintendo Switch Pro: NVIDIA Tegra Orin Chip

The same news website said in a separate report on June 12 that the Nintendo Switch Pro is likely to sport an NVIDIA Orin chip, as a leaker suggested.

Nintendo Switch Pro Likely to Sport NVIDIA Tegra Orin Chip with ‘Black Knight’ Codename
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 11: Game enthusiasts and industry visit the Nintendo exhibit during the E3 Video Game Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

A Twitter user who goes by the name @kopite7kimi wrote that the next Nintendo flaunts a customized version of NVIDIA chip T234, which the autopilot functions of vehicles commonly use.

 

NVIDIA Tegra Orin Chip Power

The T239 is the gaming console version of the T234 autopilot chip.

The NVIDIA Orin T234 itself already packs a 12-core Cortex-A78AE CPU and 2048 CUDE cores paired with an Ampere architecture GPU, and a 200GB/s bandwidth limit.

That said, the vehicle chip is 10 times more powerful than the current chip of the 2017 Switch, the Tegra X1.

The latter only packs a 64-bit bus and a bandwidth limit of 25.6 GB/s. However, the customized version's specs have yet to surface, but it is expected to be at the same range as the Orin T234 chip.

So, expect the next-generation Switch to improve the performance of Nintendo's console, which lags behind Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X.

Nintendo Switch Pro and NVIDIA Chip Codename Black Knight

Leaker @kopite7kimi revealed on June 26 that the upcoming chip carried the codename, Black Knight, as per NotebookCheck. The website added that a Twitter user named @Dakhil96Gaming noted that the Orin chips mainly borrow DC Comic superheroes' names, while the mobile chips use monikers of some Marvel characters.

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Nintendo Switch Pro GPU

Separately, WCCFTech reported on June 7 that Nintendo Switch Pro will be boasting a GPU that clocks a 1GHz when in docked mode.

On the other hand, the handheld mode will be at 768 MHz. On top of that, it is expected to support an NVIDIA DLSS as well.

Meanwhile, some of the E3 announced Switch games are linked to the actual launch of the rumored console. Some rumors suggest that the "Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2?" will be released alongside the Switch Pro. While the "Mario + Rabbids" is reportedly the first game to embrace the next-gen console.

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