How to Upgrade Nintendo Switch OLED from 720p to 4K Graphics

Does Nintendo Switch OLED model have everything you need? Probably no. But when it comes to upgrading the graphics, that’s possible. It is true that from the factory, your Nintendo Switch can’t handle 4K graphics. But there’s the possibility for an upgrade.

It has been seen that Nintendo Switch OLED modelshares the same DNA somehow as the original Switch. For one thing, its resolution is 720 or 1080p in docked mode. That’s good for many gamers. But even those who were not looking for more are enthralled when they find out that they can get upgrades in the resolution of the graphics in Nintendo Switch OLED.

Introducing Nintendo Switch OLED

While Nintendo has done an excellent job of recently releasing its new model of Nintendo Switch, featuring a new OLED screen, it still fails to match up to the power of its rivals, but the good side is that it offers capacity for upgrades. The new display is brighter, bigger, and clearer than the original model. What about achieving 4K graphics on the new model?

Upgrading to 4K Graphics in Nintendo Switch OLED

It just doesn’t happen all by itself. There’s a third-party product known as the Marseille mClassic; a plug-and-play graphics post-processor that effortlessly upgrades the graphics on any Nintendo Switch OLED, as well as on other consoles, whether modern or old fashioned.

The mClassic offers fantastic 4K up-scaling as well as a lot of post-processing effects that gamers with keen eyes on high-quality displays really love. This appliance will easily upscale the standard 720p resolution in the Switch to 1440p, which, when displayed on Ultra HD TV with 4K upscaling built-in, will play all the Nintendo Switch games at upscaled 4K resolution.

What is 4K resolution?

4K resolution is the technology perfect for the digital market at this time. It is 4096 x 2160, somehow wider than the HD resolution of 3840 x 2160. There are, however, those who believe that 3840 x 2160 is also 4K resolution.

In any case, 4K resolution is better than 1080p. Most modern-day TV sets are in 4K resolution, thus preserving detailed images in high contrast, high detailed quality when a gamer is staring at the screen.

Why Use Marseille mClassic to Upgrade the Nintendo Switch?

The most fantastic part of this product is that it is easy to use. Just plug it in and play, and you’re good. The company behind the product made it possible for a user to utilize a USB-powered dongle to connect the mClassic and the Switch OLED together and do the job.

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You will be pleased to see that images look more precise and sharper, the moving is a whole lot smoother than the way it used to be. All the mClassic does is take the image fed out and then revamp their quality automatically so that the work is seamless. It finishes the job with a variety of post-processing effects, such as anti-aliasing.

Marseille mClassic has an inbuilt 4K Chroma 4.4.4 Scaler Processor with 120 FPS Graphic Post-Processor and 1ms response time, makes it possible for Switch games to be upscaled without extra effort. These can be enhanced in terms of framerate too.

Make your Nintendo Switch OLED Feel Modern

The mClassic really makes a difference in that when you make use of it; your Nintendo Switch OLED seems different in the way it runs and also how it looks. Remember, more graphic power will be delivered to the console, bringing it to a whole new level.

Upgrade Other Gaming Consoles to 4K

That means the mClassic benefits a host of gaming consoles out there. Retro or otherwise, it will upscale them in the same manner it does the Nintendo Switch OLED. In case you want to upscale a retro console, there’s a retro mode dedicated to that. You will be pleased to see that retro consoles look even better than you expected on modern TVs if you try it.

Using Nintendo Switch Dock to 4K TV

Some intelligent individuals will try to achieve the feat of making their Nintendo Switch offer a 4K resolution. Quite a number of users are also asking if they can use their Nintendo Switch console with a 4K TV. What will happen if you do? Yes, you can make the connection, and it does work. However, the console screen will only be displaying 1920 x 1080 Full HD, which is still way lower than a 4K resolution.

Can the Dock in Nintendo Switch OLED Output 4K?

While the Nintendo Switch OLED is largely held as not able to handle 4K graphics, it is now known that the dock included in the new Nintendo Switch OLED can output at 4K in 60 fps. Both the HDMI cable that comes with the Switch OLED and the dock’s HDMI port is HDMI 2.0 compliant.

The original Switch could only output in 1080p as the highest performance because it came with HDMI 1.4 cable. The dock too had the same capacity. Now, the latest Switch OLED has raised the capacity.

nintendo switch oled model with tv

Can the latest feature handle 4K graphics in the Nintendo Switch OLED? Not really. The OLED uses the same Tegra X1 chip as its predecessor, the original Switch. In whichever way we look at it, the Switch OLED is still unable to handle 4K graphics on its own.

Is the New OLED the same as Nintendo Switch Pro?

Not really. Fans were waiting for the Pro edition. What appeared is the OLED version in the sense that the display technology is OLED. There are other excellent features in this latest Switch release, but these are not much. For example, there’s better audio and a larger screen for the Nintendo Switch OLED.


It seems the only way to achieve the 4K graphics on the Switch OLED, for now, is only through the use of the Marseille mClassic.

The contents of the mClassic package are the appliance itself that looks like a USB stick, there’s also a power cable and an HDMI extender cable. You need nothing else to make your Nintendo Switch OLED upgrade to 4K graphics quality. Remember, there are no skills need to upgrade it, just plug-and-play.