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Microsoft Announces Upgraded GPU Speed For Xbox One

by Mike Futter on Aug 02, 2013 at 01:50 AM

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.


Original Story:

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 Take
Any hardware upgrade is good news, as more power and speed available to developers down the line means a longer life for the hardware.