Your Nintendo Switch Now Loads Some Games Faster

Recently, the Nintendo Switch got an update that featured normal things like system stabilization, software sorting, new icons for avatars and, zoom. This brought the system to version 8.0.0 and also brought hidden features with it.

The most important feature? A boost mode for specific Switch titles. What boost mode does is overclock the CPU at specific parts of the game, which decreases the load times on (as of now) first party titles. A thread on GBATemp confirms that boost mode, reduces load times by as much as 10 seconds, essentially allowing for greater usage of the CPU in general.

This could lead to different ways the CPU is utilized on the Switch. We could see better graphic fidelity as well. Right now only two games support the new updates are Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but hopefully Nintendo allows others to use boost mode to alleviate loading pains.


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