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Zappykins said:
PScollector said:

It went from the rumor of underclocking because of performance issues, to now overclocking..........
and while 12gig of ram would be great, both of these rumors wont come to pass. Wouldnt the Xbox one be well into the production phase by now?

Aren't rumors fun?  Many of the rumors this year though have come true.

And as far as production - not necessarily.  The Xbox 360 didn't go into production until August 2005.  It was released in North America on 11-22-2005. 

I do think they will want to get it in so people can show their friends on the big Thanksgiving weekend.   (US Holiday that starts the Holiday shopping season.)

 

I'm not trying to be negative or anything but let's hope we don't have another massive hardware failure rate if they do change the specs last minute. I love the Xbox brand so I hope everything goes well in the hardware department. 



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I heard adding 256 mb ram in xbox 360 (in 2006) cost microsoft cost $1 billion. But this time it might be different. Now ram is very cheap and microsoft have shitload of money to invest. If they add more ram then in the end it will be gamers who will have benefit.



riderz13371 said:

Okay so if they increase it to 12 and 9 GB will be usable for gaming...what is better

9 GB DDR3
or
8 GB GDDR5

Legit question cause I haven't got a clue.


That is a good question, but it would be 9gb DDR3 vs 7gb GDDR5, the PS4 still needs the 1reserved.

they would both have their own benefits i would imagine.  I guess alot depends on just what they can do with the ESRAM



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NobleTeam360 said:
Zappykins said:

Aren't rumors fun?  Many of the rumors this year though have come true.

And as far as production - not necessarily.  The Xbox 360 didn't go into production until August 2005.  It was released in North America on 11-22-2005. 

I do think they will want to get it in so people can show their friends on the big Thanksgiving weekend.   (US Holiday that starts the Holiday shopping season.)

 

I'm not trying to be negative or anything but let's hope we don't have another massive hardware failure rate if they do change the specs last minute. I love the Xbox brand so I hope everything goes well in the hardware department. 

True, nobody wants another hardware problem.  But that particular problem was not caused by the increase in RAM.

I am more concerned about over clocking the GPU than adding more RAM.  Rumors say it is running cooler than expected. 



 

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DD_Bwest said:


That is a good question, but it would be 9gb DDR3 vs 7gb GDDR5, the PS4 still needs the 1reserved.

they would both have their own benefits i would imagine.  I guess alot depends on just what they can do with the ESRAM


It really depends on the usage scenario.

If for example you weren't approaching the 7Gb memory limit, then the 7Gb of faster memory would be preffered.
However, if you are hitting the 7Gb limit and need to start sacrificing parts of the game in order to fit into that memory footprint, then more memory would be preferred over faster memory.

Obviously a mix of Fast+Large memory is always welcome over either scenario.

I would have liked for more and faster Ram thrown into both consoles, but I'm still interested to see how the current memory amounts on the consoles will translate over to console ports on the PC.



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So to their eyes Xbox1 failed already



Its a rumour based on truth probably

Its normal to get dev feedback in the design phase.

However that will have been a year ago. The console will already be in pre production. Any change like this would cause a delay past Q4.

The specs are almost certainly locked !



This rumor should be taken with a grain of salt, having said this though, I'd say that if there are any supposed spec bump it would only be for the dev kits.

Dev kits usually always have more ram along with slightly beefed GPU/CPU in order to run the games profilers, dev environment and other tools on the kit with out taking away any performance from the dev kits that the end consumer Xbox one would actually have.

So the xbox one game will operate with the 8GB of ram, 1.2TF GPU, and 1.6GHz CPU just for games and the units OS, While the Dev kit will operate with 12GB of ram, lets say 1.5TF GPU, and lets ay 2GHz CPU, but of course not only will the dev kit have to run the game, and the units OS (to ensure 100% simulation), it also has to run the Dev environment, engine profilers, debuggers and the like.

Until more credible sources come out which don't use the xboxuncut.squarespace.com article as their source, we should all take this with a grain of salt otherwise when the Xbox one is released their will be allot of sour Xbox one fans.



Zappykins said:
PScollector said:

It went from the rumor of underclocking because of performance issues, to now overclocking..........
and while 12gig of ram would be great, both of these rumors wont come to pass. Wouldnt the Xbox one be well into the production phase by now?

Aren't rumors fun?  Many of the rumors this year though have come true.

And as far as production - not necessarily.  The Xbox 360 didn't go into production until August 2005.  It was released in North America on 11-22-2005. 

I do think they will want to get it in so people can show their friends on the big Thanksgiving weekend.   (US Holiday that starts the Holiday shopping season.)

 

Production - Auguat 205

but pre production as in finalising board layouts. Testing and Certiication.

Unless times have changed they will have missed the Xmas window if they change now. 



daredevil.shark said:
I heard adding 256 mb ram in xbox 360 (in 2006) cost microsoft cost $1 billion. But this time it might be different. Now ram is very cheap and microsoft have shitload of money to invest. If they add more ram then in the end it will be gamers who will have benefit.

When do MS not have a shitload of money to invest? Without their wealth built from operating systems they would have stopped being in the industry after the first Xbox. It this brute force (throw money at it) tactic that many people don't like.

 

On subject, I doubt they'll do this, too late and if they do, so? To the general consumer (who bought Wii over Xbox last time) power doesn't matter. It just means it's more expensive still and will make less money for MS who have to keep the price the same now.



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