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It's fighting to keep up with the PlayStation 4

Microsoft gave its upcoming Xbox One console a graphics performance boost in an effort to compete with the PlayStation 4

Xbox Live VP Marc Whitten said that the Xbox One's GPU clock speed is now 853MHz, up from the previous 800MHz. 

While Microsoft seems to be making an effort, it still doesn't quite touch the PS4. According to The Verge, the PS4 still beats the Xbox One in raw graphics power by about 40 percent. 

Microsoft also announced other changes, such as a "mono driver," which is supposed to be a 100 percent optimized graphics driver for the Xbox One. 

Microsoft announced its Xbox One console in late May. The new machine will feature an APU with eight x86-64 cores; 8GB of DDR3 RAM; a GPU based on an AMD GCN architecture; a 500 GB non-replaceable hard drive; three USB 3.0 ports; HDMI, and a Blu-ray optical drive. 

Sony announced the PS4 in June, which is a $399 console featuring an 8-core 64-bit x86 Jaguar CPU built by AMD; a Radeon GPU comprised of 18 compute units (achieves 1.84 TFLOPS); a 6x Blu-ray drive; 8GB of GDDR5 of unified RAM; USB 3.0; Bluetooth 2.1; HDMI; optical out, and 802.11n Wi-Fi.

Sony has been ahead of the game with the PS4 thanks to the Xbox One being more expensive, having more DRM and being slower. The Xbox One has received a lot of criticism for the restrictions it placed on gamers, such as the used games ban and the new "always-on" digital rights management (DRM) system, which posed a problem for many people who are either in rural areas with slow Internet connections, travelling or experience Internet issues with providers. Microsoft later retracted these features after major complaints, and is now working to keep up with Sony. 

Source: The Verge

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RE: Hopefully they cool it right.
By Argon18 on 8/2/2013 1:23:38 PM , Rating: -1
Remember now, this is a Microsoft product. Whether it's a PC, a phone, or a game console, regular crashes and reboots are an integral part of the Microsoft Experience(tm).

RE: Hopefully they cool it right.
By retrospooty on 8/2/13, Rating: 0
RE: Hopefully they cool it right.
By inperfectdarkness on 8/2/2013 1:54:56 PM , Rating: 1
The thing could could have a $600 GPU in it, and I still wouldn't buy one on principle.

RE: Hopefully they cool it right.
By retrospooty on 8/2/13, Rating: 0
By GulWestfale on 8/2/2013 3:28:55 PM , Rating: 3
will the NSA's integrated spy app now run 53Mhz faster, too?

RE: Hopefully they cool it right.
By Argon18 on 8/2/13, Rating: -1
RE: Hopefully they cool it right.
By retrospooty on 8/2/2013 5:10:48 PM , Rating: 3
"When did MS ever give two craps about customer sat?"

Windows 7... They took all the complaints about Vista and came back with a vengeance. Maybe "customer sat" isnt the right term, but they certainly took note of what their customers wanted and made the product to address those issues. With Win8 and XBO they clearly are NOT doing that any longer and are pushing their own agenda on us regardless of what people want.

RE: Hopefully they cool it right.
By sprockkets on 8/3/2013 6:00:24 PM , Rating: 2
And then came Windows8

RE: Hopefully they cool it right.
By jjlj on 8/4/2013 10:16:55 AM , Rating: 2
and hopefully a better 8.1 experence.

RE: Hopefully they cool it right.
By Motoman on 8/2/2013 1:33:52 PM , Rating: 2
RE: Hopefully they cool it right.
By twobitcoder on 8/2/2013 4:18:51 PM , Rating: 3
I've been running Windows 7 for 3 years and only reboot about once every 6 months (usually only during a thunderstorm). Normally my PC hibernates all night and never actually boots. But, HA. HA. You're funny. That joke is only like 14 years old now.

By Mitch101 on 8/2/2013 6:15:11 PM , Rating: 4
The positive side is he will never be on Xbox live on the negative side we never get to head shot him in Halo.

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