Xbox One gets a bit of a speed boost and is now in mass production.
Today we learned that the Xbox One will be in stores by November 22, just in time for the busiest shopping event of the year in the United States. With that date less than a few months away, Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox One is now in mass production – with a little hardware upgrade.
According to comments made by Xbox chief marketing officer Yusef Mehdi at the Citi Global Technology Conference, the final clock frequency of the Xbox One CPU is 1.75 GHz, which is a bump up from the initial 1.6 GHz spec.
This news follows a similar move last month when chief product officer for Xbox Marc Whitten said that the Xbox One's GPU has been officially bumped up from 800 MHz to 853 MHz.
The increases may be modest by enthusiast standards, but for a product that Microsoft intends on shipping millions, it's a pretty strong sign of commitment in pushing performance as far as it can safely go.