Xbox One hardware specs and Cloud features

by Ruchira on May 28, 2013


So its been a few days since Microsoft announced Xbox One and there aren’t any wow factors about Xbox one except for the new improved Kinect. And again Xbox seems to be behind on hardware department when comparing with the leaked specs of upcoming Play Station 4. Here are the specs of Xbox One if you are curious, 

  • Bluray/DVD drive
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB Hard drive
  • 8 Core 1.6Ghz X86 AMD custom built CPU
  • Wifi N and Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB 3.0
  • Bluetooth 2.1EDR
  • HDMI in/out
  • 1080P and 4K support with 7.1 surround sound

Surprisingly microsoft went with DDR3 RAM instead of DDR5 which is told to be on Play Station 4. This alone will bring the advantage to PS4. Also both PS4 and Xbox one are powered by AMD Jaguar series APU’s but the configuration will be different among the both. SInce Xbox One processor is based on X86 instruction set instead of IBM PowerPC on Xbox 360, You wont be able to play Xbox 360 games on new Xbox One until game developers port the games in to the new architecture.

Also Microsoft is said to bring Cloud based game acceleration and processing to the Xbox One. This will allow developers to take advantage of Microsoft Azure cloud to offload and pre-calculate the heavy graphics elements. This doesn’t mean that you have to be connected to the internet to play games this just means that graphics will be better if you are connected to the internet while you are playing. However developers will have to do lots of extra work to make it work seamlessly and we will hear the details about this technology as time goes on.

I'm Ruchira Sahan and all posts on this blog are completely my thoughts and writings. I love DIY and Technology. So feel free to contact me for anything about this blog and don't forget to add a comment if this blog helped you! Thanks
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