Nintendo has not communicated the addition of these functions in the release notes of the update, merely reporting the new options for cataloging and displaying games and apps, the ability to transfer game saves from one console to another and the release of 15 new icons dedicated to Yoshi’s Crafted World and Splatoon 2.
As we said at the beginning, the boost mode consists of an overclock that almost goes to double the power of the processor. In certain situations, in fact, the console’s Nvidia Tegra processor can reach up to 1.75GHz compared to the standard 1GHz speed.
Such an important increase in clock speed clearly corresponds to a marked improvement in loading times. The first game to propose a patch to exploit the new mode is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with the 1.6.0 update. And according to the first tests, the results are really excellent with the time needed to load a save that goes from 31 seconds to 21 seconds, and the time required for a quick journey that drops from 19 to 11 seconds.
To take advantage of this new mode, however, each developer will have to release a special update of their game. Nintendo has already released, as we said, the update for The Legend of Zelda, to which the Super Mario Odyssey was added in the last hours. Updates for other games should arrive in the coming days.