Xbox One Now in Production, CPU Boosted 10%, Release Date Revealed

by William D'Angelo, posted on 04 September 2013 / 5,977 Views

Microsoft corporate VP of marketing and strategy for Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business Yusuf Mehdi has announced that the Xbox One is now in full production. He also unveiled the release date for the Xbox One. Microsoft's next generation console will launch in 13 markets on November 22.

The GPU was previously given a six percent boost in power from 800 MHz to 853 MHz. Mehdi announced today that the CPU has been boosted by 10 percent from 1.6 GHz to 1.75 GHz.

"We recently just went into full production, so we're now producing en-masse Xbox One consoles," said Mehdi. "We've had real good progress on the system. In fact, we just updated the CPU performance to 1.75 GHz on top of the graphics performance improvement, so the system is really going to shine. The games look pretty incredible."


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18 Comments

archer9234 (on 04 September 2013)

This better not make RROD come back.


FujiokaMidori (on 05 September 2013)

Faster CPU means more heat... I hope the design can handle it this time.


Michael-5 (on 04 September 2013)

Can we stop getting GamrReview to publish identical articles in the source feed. Kinda sloppy looking, I just prefer your articles William, they are always well written.


ganoncrotch (on 06 September 2013)

Have to link to gamrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreviews articles somewhere, not like anyone goes there directly for news.


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Runa216 (on 04 September 2013)

so it's only slightly behind PS4's computational power now? At 100 dollars more and a forced kinect that ended its fad-reign two years ago? Sure, no thanks. I'll stick to PS4. they LEARNED from their mistakes last gen, this is the gen that microsoft MAKES all the mistakes.


y2jarmyofficial (on 04 September 2013)

No the ps move was a fad that died kinect is awesome:)


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Cueil (on 04 September 2013)

yes because 3-6 gen PS2s didn't fail at a astronomical rate >_> PS2 slims were even incompatible with some games... Sony isn't some kind of angelic company that makes no mistakes


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ganoncrotch (on 04 September 2013)

3-6 ps2's failed? compared to the 54% of Xbox360s which red ringed having somewhere between 3 and 6 consoles failing worldwide is really great by any standards. As for the slims not being compatible with games? you mean you couldn't put a harddrive into it so you couldn't play the Jap version of FF11 on it? damn that impacted so many people.


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Michael-5 (on 04 September 2013)

The comment was on Ps4 being more powerful and $100 cheaper. Still stands, most people don't want Kinect, if they did, more then 1 in 4 360 owners would have one.


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WagnerPaiva (on 04 September 2013)

Exciting times indeed, I will start with a PS4, but, who knows? Just as the HD twins live in harmony in my living room, maybe one day down the road me and MS paths can cross againg. Good time to be a gamer.


freedquaker (on 05 September 2013)

Now, do they really think this "10% CPU boost" benefits them somehow? I think not because a) CPU frequency increases have mostly smaller effect than suggest by numbers b) This tarnishes them as it implies they didn't know what they should've done in the first place. c) They do admit that their specifications are inferior to PS4. d) They are increasingly inconsistent because the cloud-computing should have taken the load off the cpu, so what happened to the power of the cloud? Is it in dire need to a 10% CPU frequency boost? But oh yeah, that nebulous power will disappear once I am offline e) These are just cheap tactics to stay relevant on the media and to show off your teeth to fight for whatever it takes! But at the end of the day, it is still a fugly, expensive and underwhelming console with utterly inconsistent policies and confused company with no focus whatsoever.


Alby_da_Wolf (on 05 September 2013)

Having boosted the GPU, it just made sense to boost the CPU too, so that the additional graphics power be always fully used.


Zappykins (on 04 September 2013)

So looking forward to the Next Gen Console!


r3tr0gam3r1337 (on 06 September 2013)

overclocking the CPU may give a 1 fps boost and upping the GPU frequency might give another 1-2 fps more, my PC (although much more powerful) by overclocking the CPU by 1.1ghz and the GPU by 166mhz gave a much more significant performance gain but the biggest gain was from upping the vram clock, i don't know why people get sucked into thinking that overclocking a CPU by 150mhz and the gpu by 53mhz is going to give such a significant performance boost, if i did the same with my PC the difference wouldn't even be noticeable!


r3tr0gam3r1337 (on 06 September 2013)

overclocking the CPU may give a 1 fps boost and upping the GPU frequency might give another 1-2 fps more, my PC (although much more powerful) by overclocking the CPU by 1.1ghz and the GPU by 166mhz gave a much more significant performance gain but the biggest gain was from upping the vram clock, i don't know why people get sucked into thinking that overclocking a CPU by 150mhz and the gpu by 53mhz is going to give such a significant performance boost, if i did the same with my PC the difference wouldn't even be noticeable!


WebmasterX (on 04 September 2013)

Wating!! is the most expected this year really


gtcarro (on 06 September 2013)

Desperate measures in a vain attempt to minimize the disadvantages to competition...


gtcarro (on 06 September 2013)

Desperate measures in a vain attempt to minimize the disadvantages to competition...


gtcarro (on 06 September 2013)

Desperate measures in a vain attempt to minimize the disadvantages to competition...


avrwc2 (on 04 September 2013)

Thanks to the latest boosts the XB1 may turn out to be a hot box. Maybe TOO hot? Competition is good and the PS4 would be probably more expensive and a lesser platform if it weren't for Microsoft biting at Sony's ankles so a faster XB1 is a good thing.


regin2005 (on 04 September 2013)

And so it begins...


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DJEVOLVE (on 04 September 2013)

Good news. Xbox domination to launch soon.


AZWification (on 04 September 2013)

Can it run Mario Kart 8?