In terms of hardware performance, the switch in direct comparison with Xbox Series X | S and PS5 clearly pulls the shorter. Even the Xbox One and PS4 are superior to the Nintendo Handheld. However, thanks to 4K-UPSCALING, a new gadget should increase the image quality of the switch.
- 4K-Upscaling for the switch: Small gadget ensures higher resolution
- When will the practical switch gadget appear?
4K-Upscaling for the switch: Small gadget ensures higher resolution
In handheld mode, the switch provides a maximum resolution of 720p, in the dock the Nintendo console reaches full HD . That’s not really contemporary. Consoles like the Xbox Series X and PS5 deliver 4K resolution in some games – at the same time, more and more players are at home on a UHD TV, in which the low resolution of the switch becomes obvious.
Before publishing the OLED Switch, many fans had hoped that Nintendo would still publish a pro version of the switch with additional hardware power , but the company currently does not seem to have plans in this regard.
Anyone who wants to grab the dissolution of his switch something under the arms, but should keep in mind the gadget “4K Gamer Pro” . The small device is a handy UPSCALE in the USB stick form factor that increases the resolution of the Switch from Full HD to 4K . For this, the compact apparatus is simply connected between switch and TV, connected to HDMI and powered via USB-C power supply.
On YouTube there are already first videos to see the result of the 4K Gamer Pro in comparison to the original resolution of the switch and a competitive product:
What strikes: the picture acts significantly sharper, but is absolutely survivored . A native 4K signal can therefore not replace the 4K gamer Pro. By contrast, the MClassic used in the video for comparison ensures that the textures are somewhat softened and therefore ensures a smoother image.
- To the official website of the manufacturer
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When will the practical switch gadget appear?
So far, the 4K Gamer Pro has been published only in Korea – cost point: around 120 euros (source: Funshop.co.KR). For comparison: The MClassic costs around 130 euros in this country (see Proshop). However, the company wants to try his luck with the small upscaling gadget soon on Kickstarter. Good that the prices for participants of crowdfunding are slightly lower. There is not a concrete start date yet.
Good to know: The gadget does not necessarily have to be used for the switch. Other other – especially older consoles may benefit from the upscaling of the compact stick. For retro fans, the 4K gamer Pro could be worth a look.