What you need to know
- Marseille mClassic is a small adapter for select consoles.
- It improves anti-aliasing on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch primarily.
- It works with games that run at sub-1080p resolutions.
- You can purchase the Marseille mClassic for $99 on Amazon (opens in new tab).
A few weeks ago, a device called the Marseille mClassic arrived at my doorstep. The company advertises it as the "world's first add-on graphics processor" for consoles, and it's supposed to dramatically enhance titles being displayed in 4K. Marseille goes as far as to say that it can make the image quality of the Xbox One X better. While it doesn't do wonders for 4K consoles, it makes sub-1080p games like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain look smooth because it gets rid of "jaggies."
The mClassic works with a number of consoles like the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Below, you can see an example of the difference it makes even on a Nintendo Switch. The best part is that it only increases input lag by 0.2 msc.
In my review on Windows Central, I said, "If you game regularly on a 4K TV and use a Nintendo Switch or Xbox One, then I would recommend picking up the mClassic for $99 because it'll boost the image quality of sub-1080p games. While Xbox One owners can always upgrade to the Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch owners are out of luck. This is why I believe that the mClassic will be more popular with Nintendo Switch owners."
Improves image quality
Removes unwanted jaggies
The "jaggier" the game, the more impressive the results. If you can't stand poor anti-aliasing, then you should consider picking this little accessory up.
Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
I literally see 0.5% difference, and the difference I do see is a LACK of detail in Link's hair. Then again close up photos of someone's TV isn't exactly how I typically judge image quality.
I probably couldn't care any less than I do, but I'm totally with you on this. The anti-aliased picture from the adapter loses a bunch of the lighting/shading effects in the original.
Curious as to what would happen if I put it between a 1080p monitor and a Nvidia 1070
The environment definitely looks sharper, but the character model looks horrid. Hair, pants, shield; ALL lack a lot of detail and shading. And yet the right shoulder looks better. As an aside it would be interesting to see how this goes with The Witcher 3 on Xbox One (which has horrendous aliasing on the console) and also a lot of early PS4 games (Killzone being my first thought) which had very high environment detail, but lacked the resolution to make anything look better than a pixellated mess.
In motion, I couldn't tell a difference. I didn't notice any lack of details. It seems to just occur when you're standing still and taking screenshots. Everything is just smoother.
Is this an ad? If so you need to document it, if not this is poor journalism with no testing to back up these claims and no work done to verify what is in this device
You should check out the review which goes into detail. The article even links to it, but I'll post another link here. https://www.windowscentral.com/marseille-mclassic-review
The screenshots should have been taken with a capture device and not a camera. Detail is already lost by using a camera. Also, not sure if it's the crop of the pic, but it don't look like the camera was in the exact same spot for this pic comparison, and since other things are missing, who knows if the controller was moved (seems like it was).
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