Wednesday, September 10, 2014
At Last Minute, Microsoft Makes Improvement To Xbox One’s CPU, Console ‘In Full Production’

At Last Minute, Microsoft Makes Improvement To Xbox One’s CPU, Console ‘In Full Production’

Xbox chief marketing officer Yusuf Mehdi has made known that Xbox One is now in ‘full production’, and confirmed that the console’s CPU has been given a last-minute boost.

Speaking at the Citi Global Technology Conference, Mehdi revealed production is on track for a November launch and the console’s CPU has been improved from 1.6 GHz to 1.75 GHz. GeekWire reports that Mehdi said the upcoming release of Xbox One will be the biggest Microsoft has undertaken by a “wide margin” in terms of units shipped at launch.

“The [Xbox One] is going to shine,” he said.

The CPU boost comes just one month after Microsoft managed to up Xbox One’s clock speed from 800 MHz to 853.

Mehdi also said that a release date will be soon announced.

Our take:

Well, it’s good news that Microsoft can, at this late stage, squeeze some more juice from Xbox One to bring it ever closer to PS4 in terms of power. But I’m curious as to the repercussions of making such changes so late in the game, especially when the console’s said to be in full production.

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  • rpatricky

    While I think this is great and all, I can’t help but see this as something that can cause future issues. Hopefully this doesn’t cause faster failures or a heat issue. I know MS added a bunch of overheat safeguards but lets try and make something that first wont have that issue. Kind of sketchy to me.

  • Jason

    you me both

  • Crash Ōkami

    You two and me three. Designing something for years, with very certain specifications in mind, only to overclock it at the last minute isn’t what I’d say is key to a guaranteed fluidly working console.

  • Jason

    Is there a single aspect of this console Microsoft haven’t changed. Its still black but theres still over a month before it comes out so you never know.