The lights are on
Update: The podcast referenced in the original story is now live. As we reported earlier, the GPU speed has been increased from 800 MHz to 853 MHz, the Xbox One has entered internal hardware beta, and the operating system is currently being polished.
You can listen for yourself here.
This morning will reportedly see some news regarding the Xbox One hardware. Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb (better known as Major Nelson), will be releasing a podcast with Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten detailing changes to the Xbox One's GPU.
The Xbox One will have a custom AMD GPU that is supposedly similar to the Radeon HD 7790 (according to Digital Foundry). According to a GameSpot Japan report (since removed, but cached via Google) Microsoft has upped the GPU speed by 53 MHz since E3, which actually increases the speed to 853 MHz (from 800 MHz). Additionally, the design team has rebuilt the graphics driver to optimize performance.
Internal beta for the Xbox One hardware is currently running, and the operating system is being tweaked with new builds on an almost daily basis.
We've reached out to Microsoft for comment and confirmation.
[Source: GameSpot Japan (Google Cache)]
Our TakeAny hardware upgrade is good news, as more power and speed available to developers down the line means a longer life for the hardware.
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Later is better than never for Microsoft to step up to the plate.
they're making it harder and harder to choose
I am literally so sick of people console warring against each other. Whether it be the Sony elitists claiming victory over a failure of a system or m$ morons Q.Qing all over themselves because they're so defensive over their console. Then there's Nintendo kids running around saying oh just wait till our console has games. Just stop. Enjoy your games. Be proud of the fact that you're part of a huge passionate community and understand that people have preferences and of these preferences are diffrent don't worry about it. We'll all be playing mostly the same games anyway. Also, go PCs :)
As soon as they have a model that doesn't include (and doesn't require) the Kinect, I will consider getting one to go along with my PS4 and PC.
Oh my, they are trying so hard to compete with Sony. Yes I'm a Fanboy of . . . GAMES! My PS4 pre-order is paid in full, I cannot wait to get it. I could also get the XBone but I'm going to wait til at least next winter when there will be an exclusive or 2 that I'm just dying for. That also goes for the Wii U. Once a proper Zelda title is releases and doesn't fall short like "Skyward Sword" or "Majora's Mask" and looks like the tech demo they showed E3 2012 and possible more mature with a "T" rating like "Twilight Princess", then I'll own a Wii U also. But back to the XBone. I'm way more invested with my 360(125,000+ GamerScore)than I am with my PS3, but I'm going to where the games are going to be best for my main console this generation and with all the stuff M$ has and is turning over to the NSA and other alphabet organizations I don't trust that effin' camera or M$ any longer. Drop the stupid Kinect and $100, and Ill buy the XBone Day 1 also.
Can't say I didn't see it coming. They played it so safe on the cooling design of the console that one had to wonder when they would start overclocking the hardware. I guess after a little more testing, they were ready to throw the switch. I wouldn't even be surprised if we saw a small CPU bump in the future.