Microsoft beefs up Xbox One GPU specs

Microsoft increases the clock speed of the Xbox One's GPU.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Aug 2 2013 6:06 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:21 PM CST

We're not far from the launch of the NSA's Microsoft's Xbox One console, with Major Nelson announcing today that the GPU in the Xbox One having its clock speed increased.

Microsoft beefs up Xbox One GPU specs | TweakTown.com

Major Nelson announced the news during his talk with Xbox's Marc Whitten, saying that the changes will allow the next-gen console from Microsoft push out better graphics. Nelson noted that Microsoft have been listening to fans who have been saying that the Xbox One is less powerful than the PlayStation 4, so they've done something about it.

The first of these improvements is something Microsoft call a "mono driver", which is just a graphics driver that is optimized for the Xbox One. Most developers are already using this, according to Microsoft: "You start with the base DX driver and you take out all parts that don't look like Xbox One and you add in everything that really, really optimises that experience. Almost all of our content partners have picked it up now."

The Xbox One's GPU has had its clock speed increased from 800MHz to 853MHz, which is a slight increase. This at least shows that the Redmond-based giant are listening to their fans, who are the ones that will be whipping out their wallets in a couple of months now.

NEWS SOURCE:gizmodo.com.au

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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