Rumors have been floating around the net these past few weeks suggesting that Microsoft were in the process of changing some of the hardware in the Xbox One.
While the majority of what was rumored is still rumored, today Xbox Live’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb took to his blog with a podcast confirming the Xbox One’s graphic processor bump.
An example that’s actually been really good news for us, an example of that is we’ve tweaked up our clock speed on the GPU from 800 MHz to 853 MHz. Just an example of how you really start landing the program as you get closer to launch.
It’s just an example where we really get close to the final performance envelope of how the box works and really making sure we have a great product for our developers to build great games against.
Other rumors stated that Microsoft would increase the RAM to 12GB, though they most likely stem from the dev kit models of the Xbox One, considering that they are said to have 12GB. As with any gaming consoles, typically, the dev kits have more RAM than the consumers models. We will just have to wait ’til Gamescom to know for sure.