Microsoft Ups Xbox One CPU Clock Frequency

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.

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  • waxdart
    And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire
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  • rantoc
    And in a few years from now it will be ridiculously slow and (depending on sales) keep the evolution of gaming stuck for a 4-5 years like the old xbox and ps3 did....
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  • deftonian
    I hope this last minute OC doesn't make the system unstable and that there was adequate testing done to ensure a decent system life cycle.
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  • waxdart
    And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire
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  • deftonian
    I hope this last minute OC doesn't make the system unstable and that there was adequate testing done to ensure a decent system life cycle.
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  • 06yfz450ridr
    RROD here we come haha
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