Wait, when did this happen? Nintendo Switch games get a massive speed boost:

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Nintendo Switch consoleNintendo Switch gets a speed boost as part of the previous update (Image: GETTY)

Nintendo Switch owners have been treated to a nice surprise following the recently released 8.0.0 update.

The previous Nintendo update gave users the ability to organise software, and added more than a dozen new profile icons.

But according to T3, the update also gives the console a massive speed boost, which is reason enough to pop open the champagne.

In certain "approved situations:", the Nintendo Switch is now able to overclock its CPU to 1.75GHz. While it only seems to affect first-party releases, that's up from the previous limit of 1GHz.

It means that games like Super Mario Odyssey and Legend of Zelda have speedier loading times.

save files are said to load 10 seconds faster than before the update, while fast travel is down from 19 second to 11 seconds.

Similar improvements have been recorded in Super Mario Odyssey.

With a new Nintendo Switch console tipped to launch in June, it's good to see that Nintendo hasn't given up on the original Switch just yet.

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