Over the weekend the Major Nelson podcast has confirmed that the new next-generation Microsoft’s Xbox One games console has received a graphics speed increase of 6.62 percent.
The new speed increase has been provide via a release of the final processor that will be equipped win the new Xbox One that now will ship with a 853MHz clock-speed up from its previous 800MHz.
Leaked comments from corporate vice president Marc Whitten were published online about the news and was published by the GameSpot website but was quickly pulled. Whitten explain in the leaked comments:
“Since E3, an example is that we’ve dropped in what we internally call our mono driver. It’s our graphics driver that really is 100 percent optimised for the Xbox One hardware. You start with the base [DirectX] driver, and then you take out all parts that don’t look like Xbox One and you add in everything that really optimises that experience. Almost all of our content partners have really picked it up now, and I think it’s made a really nice improvement,”
“This is the time where we’ve gone from the theory of how the hardware works – what do we think the yield is going to look like, what is the thermal envelope, how do things come together – to really having them in our hands. That’s the time where you start tweaking the knobs. Either your theory was right dead on, or you were a little too conservative, or you were a little too aggressive. It’s actually been really good news for us, and an example of that is we’ve tweaked up the clock speed on our GPU from 800MHz to 853MHz.”
The increase has now been coifed by the Major Nelson website and can be heard in the latest official Major Nelson podcast.