Report: Nintendo Switch Getting Hardware Refresh With 8 GB Of RAM

With Nintendo specifically saying that there won’t be any hardware update for Nintendo Switch as Nintendo will be focusing to support it long-term we don’t expect any hardware refresh for Switch, however, a report has surfaced suggesting that Nintendo is preparing for hardware refresh for Switch.

This is according to some keen-eyed hackers who found references to a Nintendo Switch refresh with an 8 GB RAM in firmware update 5.0.

Reportedly, Nintendo will be upgrading Switch with a new Soc meaning the current Tegra 210 chip in Switch will be replaced by Tegra 214. Nintendo might be updating the SoC due to the hardware vulnerability that allows for all Switch firmware to be hacked even a future firmware can be hacked.

What it will mean that Nintendo Switch with current SoC will become rare and will also become way more expensive due to their tendency to be hacked and letting its users run homebrew code on it.

However, given that this is just a rumor, take it with a grain of salt until Nintendo officially confirms the hardware refresh for Switch.

With that being said, an 8GB version of Switch will prove to be quite powerful compared to the already existing 4 GB version allowing devs to render games in much more detail and probably with better FPS.

In related news, there have been many rumors regarding Diablo 3 being in development for Nintendo Switch, however, Blizzard Entertainment has denied that Diablo 3 is in development for Switch.

Following the statement from Blizzard Itself, it was clear that the game is not coming to Switch but, according to a report, Diablo 3 is coming to Switch despite Blizzard denying it.

What do you think of Nintendo planning an 8 GB refresh for Switch? Let us know in the comments.

Source: VG247