We told you that rumor had it the Xbox One would be up clocked. Well, it is rumor no longer as chief product officer, Marc Whitten, has confirmed that the Xbox GPU clock has been boosted. Let’s clock and load!
In an interview on Major Nelson’s podcast, Whitten explained that Microsoft has been “tweaking the knobs” on the Xbox One to get more performance. Not a mental image I needed. However, there are some cool results:
“An example that’s actually been really good news for us … is we’ve tweaked up our clock speed on the GPU from 800 MHz to 853 MHz.”
That’s another 53 MHz. Hoorah! Is this gonna sway people to get it? Probably not, but it’s nice to see them tinkering with design before launch. This should be that we get a console that’s as good as it can be at launch, without leaving much room for modders to mess around and over-clock. What am I saying? Of course people will play with it!
Last Updated: August 2, 2013