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Rumor Has It Microsoft Could Be Beefing Up Xbox One Specs

Rumor Has It Microsoft Could Be Beefing Up Xbox One Specs

Here's what we know about the Xbox One. It will have a custom AMD 8-core x86 processor, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB hard drive, and a Blu-ray drive. Microsoft also revealed a bit of information about the graphics, saying the AMD Radeon part will have 12 compute units and 768 cores. Like the PlayStation 4, it's essentially a PC platform in a console skin, and the neat thing about going that route is that it's fairly easy for Microsoft to make upgrades to the core system. In fact, rumor has it Microsoft may bump up the specs before the console launches to retail later this year.

According to the Examiner, Microsoft is planning to increase the Xbox One's GPU clockspeed. Other rumors around the web suggest the console could also see an increase in RAM from 8GB and 12GB, and perhaps other changes resulting from the Xbox One's development team pinging developers for feedback they want to see on the hardware side.

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A "trusted source" of the Examiner's claims the GPU clockspeed rumor is "100 percent true," but as far as the RAM rumor goes, only the dev kits are rocking 12GB of RAM, while the retail kits will have 8GB.

"Physical RAM won't be upped in time for November release as it was too late even during initial reveal, but developers are saying, in terms of efficiency of the RAM and the reported yield problems, Microsoft have made some snappy breakthroughs and gave the impression it was a straight up increase in clock speed," the source said.

If that's the case, it's possible Microsoft could bump up the RAM in a future version of the Xbox One.
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Overclocking means more heat. Something tells me that they will have issues with that later down the road.

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SSD drive would be a USP for Microsoft! and game loading times not to mention boot up times would seriously fall

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Gearing up for RROD 2.0. Up that frequency, deal with the Returns afterwards. Not so smart americans won't catch on and will keep buying it till you fix the problem a year or more later.

 

if they modify system specs after release... That will just be the suck of this generation. What about those who already bought it?

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Bumping up memory in future versions would only kill day one adopter trust. That will never ever *** happen. Specs will remain to whatever launches unless MS wants to be out of pocket.

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Anything to pull the attention away from any other publicity this console has had...

more performance is always welcomed, but if the trade off is a much higher heat output (possibly a relapse in the RROD situation) ill pass.

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I suppose it's just not that simple to ask for the APU that Sony will be using? That'd be the far safer route. Overclocking is just going to increase the chance of another RRoD, as others have said.

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I am glad, it'll allow marginally better games which will go on the PC. Still wonder when it'll be worth the $500 compared to Sonys $400.

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I feel like this article was copy and pasted from sites that have said the same thing 100x before? Why not offer something others don't? You bring nothing new to the table, shame on this "author".

In the comments below some stupid cunts will complain about the price of the Xbox ignoring the kinect, some die hards will say PS is better, Then PC players will be like LOL consoles suck, then others will say ram can't be upgraded in time and others will argue it will, it's all so predictable and boringggggggggg

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