Xbox One Boosts CPU Performance At Last Minute Beating PS4

Looks like Microsoft has continued to tinker with the Xbox One to maintain a competitive edge against the PS4.  Geekwire reports:

Xbox chief marketing officer Yusef Mehdi just spoke at the Citi Global Technology Conference and said Microsoft is now in full production for the Xbox One and producing in mass with plans still on for a November 2013 launch.

About one month after improving the GPU clock speed, Mehdi added that Microsoft just made another technical boost by upgrading the CPU performance to 1.75 GHZ from 1.6 GHZ.

“This will be the biggest launch we’ve ever done by a wide margin in terms of units shipped at launch,” Mehdi said.

Source:  Todd Bishop

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  • BIAS

    OH SHIT. Now Ps fans can’t talk!

    • Nick Cabral

      Pretty sure .15Ghz boost won’t even out to the ddr5 ram of ps4

      • Eolirin

        The ram architectures are completely different, so it’s hard to tell how that’ll play out in practice; the PS4 doesn’t have an eSRAM cache.

        • Nick Cabral

          I fond this in an article… ““A fast GDDR5 will be the desired option for developers. All the interesting cases for good anti-aliasing require a large amount of bandwidth and RAM. A tiny 32MB chunk of ESRAM will not fit that need even for forward rendering at 1080p.”

      • Emily the Strange

        and do you know how memory ram work? do you know why graphic cards use Gddr5 and normal pc use ddr3?

        ehmm well you dont even know what type of ram PS4 uses since you didnt even typed it right, i cant expect you to know the difference, but hey, keep believing Xbox One with same 8gb ram has any disvantage, especially when Xbox one has 32mb eSRAM which PS4 doesnt even have.

        • Nick Cabral

          Sorry if I didn’t “typed” it right, but I’m sure you understood like everyone else did.

  • https://twitter.com/EpicEuropean Kreft

    Awesome. Can’t wait.

  • tomakali

    Will Windows 9 be called Windows One after the unification of OS
    A restart of Microsoft???

    • Azjerei

      Great idea! =D

    • Yuan Taizong

      Probably not, Windows 1 is already an actual O.S. while the original Xbox was only informally refered to as ”the Xbox 1”, while this one (no pun intended) really is ”the Xbox 1”, so renaming Windows 9 to Windows 1 would be most peculiar, but not impossible, I personally hope that they’ll continue updating it as Windows 8.1 (Blue), Windows 8.2, Windows 8.3 Etc. similar to how Apple releases a new version of O.S. X every year, this will keep Microsoft both up to date on consumer feedback and evolving technologies, and after a while the archaic hardware wouldn’t be able to upgrade, so people will still buy new desktops/laptops (althoug internal storage will be made obsolete by the likes of Microsoft SkyDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, MeGa and others).

      Only time will tell.

      • tomakali

        I still prefer Windows One than Windows 1
        but the true next gen OS imo is with WinFs or any new quantum stuff

  • Albert

    Great news, but at the end of the day I decided that Microsoft software in Xbox one will give me a better all round experience compared to PS4.

  • Skeeve

    Actually, Sony hasn’t yet revealed at which speed the PS4s CPU and GPU run, so at least the “Beating PS4″ part seems a little premature.

    • norsem4n

      Sony hasn’t provided any information on the PS4. The PS4 is dead.

      • Skeeve

        My comment wasn’t meant fanboyish, I was just stating the fact that Sony hasn’t provided information concerning its CPU/GPU speed, hence the statement “X1 beats PS4″ was premature and is, in my opinion, not done in respectable journalism before all facts are on the table…ore sales numbers, for that matter…

        The PS4 is dead? It hasn’t even launched yet, so saying it (or the X1) is dead is premature and fanboyish as well. Again, just my opinion. But hey, believe what you want.

        Sony did actually provide quite a lot infos about the PS4 and personally I think both systems will be quite successful.

        • norsem4n

          Sony hasn’t provided much. They are mum on almost everything they can’t bash Microsoft over. Meaning, they don’t know exactly what they have and bashing the competitor is never the right approach to product launches. It just shows weakness.

          • Skeeve

            Well, there’s a pretty in-deep article about the PS4s hardware on digitalfoundry.com by Mark Cerny. So I disagree about Sony not knowing what they have…but you’re right…bashing is unprofessional and doesn’t really benefit anybody. But fanboy-wars are going way back…’t was the same with other consoles and the Amiga and Atari ST.

            Personally, I think competition is a good thing, because it keeps the companies on the top of their game and in the end, all gamers win. Whether one choses the X1 or the PS4 is for personal taste, mainly. Me, I’ll buy the PS4 first but may very well later buy the X1 for Halo, Gears, Ryse and Forza. Current gen, I went with the 360 and loved it.

  • Yuan Taizong

    Now I’m definately am going to buy an Xbox One, I really hope that Microsoft will realese a more expensive high-end version of the console and cheaper versions (similar to the Xbox 360) to target all markets, let’s be honest that most people look at price before quality, which is why Alcatel, L.G., CloudFone, H.T.C. and MyPhone outsell Nokia. For this reason was why the Sony PlayStation easily beat the SEGA Dreamcast (which was heavily integrated with Microsoft’s Windows CE) and Nintendo 64.

  • NegLewis

    MS can overclock it’s CPU’s as high as… 2.2-2.3 GHz and still have a stable platform.
    Same with PS4.

    BUT the power of THE ONE it’s in fact the TWO: The Dual OS Architecture.
    Running 2 OS’s in sync, on 2 or more CPU’s, using same RAM, reusing all the resources, …