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Nintendo Switch 2 Rumored to Utilize Samsung's 5th-Gen V-NAND

Nintendo Switch 2 to leverage Samsung’s 5th Gen V-NAND for faster gaming experience.

The upcoming Nintendo Switch 2 may feature Samsung's advanced 5th-generation V-NAND, reaching up to 1.4 GB/s read speeds. This development is seen as an upgrade for the next-generation gaming console.

Former Samsung Director's Role in Nintendo Switch 2 Development

Wccftech reports that the Nintendo Switch 2 may employ Samsung's 5th-generation V-NAND, improving its performance over its predecessor.

The LinkedIn page of a former senior director at Samsung Electronics Device Solution Division, who worked there until 2019, lists leading the development of a NAND Flash Controller device for an unidentified Nintendo game card as one of his primary qualifications and responsibilities, as revealed by Doctre81 in a recent video uploaded to YouTube.

Exploring Samsung's V-NAND Contribution to Next-Gen Gaming

The development of the Secure eMMC Card, powered by Samsung Memory's 5th generation V-NAND Flash, is listed by the former Samsung employee as one of their significant accomplishments.

This aligns with the NAND Flash Controller device for the unidentified Nintendo game card and other information, like inventing security for unidentified proprietary hardware and creating a new PUF IP (Physical Unclonable Function).

It should be no surprise that the Nintendo Switch 2 requires faster read speeds than its predecessor. However, Nintendo's use of Samsung's 5th Generation V-NAND is still fantastic news, even though the technology is somewhat antiquated by today's standards.

While Samsung is already working on the 9th and 10th generations of V-NAND, the 5th generation's impressive speeds of up to 1.4 GB/s are more than enough to ensure a significant performance boost for the new console, surpassing its predecessor.

What to Expect from Nintendo Switch 2's Advanced Hardware

The Nintendo Switch 2 is still a mystery, save from the fact that NVIDIA technology will power it once more. The T239 chip, expected to enable capabilities like NVIDIA DLSS upscaling and Ray Reconstruction, will greatly improve the Tegra X1 chip powering the current Nintendo system. This will probably make it the best ray-tracing-capable gaming system available.

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