Nintendo has made a recent change to its Nintendo Switch developer tools, giving the option to activate a 25 per cent boost in GPU power when the system is in mobile mode, reports Digital Foundry.

The boosts takes the mobile GPU clock speed from 307.2MHz to 384MHz, but the speed increase must be enabled developer side, and is not simply an option for the user to activate.

What's not clear is if Nintendo's Breath of the Wild is already making use of the extra power.

Even if the clock speed boost is enabled, there remains a huge gulf in power between the 384MHz mobile mode and the max docked GPU clock of 768MHz.

It will be interesting to see what kind of performance compromises are required when switching from docked to mobile mode.

Nintendo Switch launches on Friday.

Source: Digital Foundry