Recently, we learned that the Xbox One console would see a faster GPU clock speed (from 800 MHZ to 853 MHZ). According to a new report, not only has the Xbox One received a boost in CPU speed, but the console is now in full production ready for a November release.
According to Xbox chief marketing officer Yusef Mehdi, “this will be the biggest launch we’ve ever done by a wide margin in terms of units shipped at launch.” On top of that, the Xbox One will now feature a 1.75 GHZ CPU clock speed rather than 1.6 GHZ.
It makes sense for the console’s CPU to be clocked a little higher since Microsoft opted for a larger console design to focus on heat dissipation and to allow for a quieter system. The bigger question remains. Will you even notice such a speed increase?
Mehdi didn’t explain exactly when we would see the Xbox One console, but assured everyone that the console will “shine.” Just recently, Microsoft’s Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) took it to Reddit to discuss Microsoft’s thoughts on the idea that the Xbox One was rushed in response to Sony’s PS4. According to Microsoft, the Xbox One has been in development for years and was not rushed.
Microsoft is set to launch the Xbox One entertainment console this November, but that doesn’t mean the company cant tout its new entertainment device as better than the competition. While the Xbox One may be $100 more than the Sony PS4 or $200 more than the Nintendo Wii U this holiday season, Microsoft believes the Xbox One is a better console with better games.
Microsoft firmly believes that the Xbox One is the “most premium console” compared to the competition. As for the $100 to $200 dollar price difference between the Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U, Microsoft doesn’t see the Xbox One’s price tag as a deal killer.Further reading: Microsoft, Xbox One