Shortly before entering full production, it appears that the Xbox One has received a bit of a performance boost in its CPU power.
Today, Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of marketing and strategy for Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, announced that, along with being right on schedule in terms of production, Microsoft was able to squeeze an extra 150 MHz out of the Xbox One’s CPU, bringing the console up to a 1.75 GHz clock speed, previously running at 1.60 GHz.
Earlier, the console also saw a bit of a performance boost back in August when its GPU clock speed was increased to 853 MHz from 800 MHz.
Speaking at today’s Citi Global Technology Conference, Mehdi announced, “we’re on track for launch in November.” He added, “we’ll announce a launch date shortly. We recently just went into full production, so we’re now producing en masse Xbox One consoles. We’ve had real good progress on the system. In fact, we just updated the CPU performance to 1.75 GHz on top of the graphics performance improvement, so the system is really going to shine [and] the games look pretty incredible.”
Mehdi claims the Xbox One’s launch this November will be the company’s “biggest launch by a wide margin,” and that “we’ve built more [systems] than we’ve ever built for an Xbox launch.”
It has also recently been reported that the Xbox One will be able to support up to 8 wireless controllers at one time.