The day Xbox fans have been dream about, the announcement of Microsoft’s next gen console. It was rumored for years that Microsoft would dub the console the Xbox 720, then the name Durango was rumored and more recently Infinity was suppose to be the slated name for the console. Unlike Sony’s PS4 Microsoft has gone out and change the branding and name of console calling it the Xbox One. Assuming the one in its name means the console will be a one stop shop for all things gaming and media. Annoucing the console earlier today here are a few things we knew right now.
The Xbox One will plans on using a customized AMD chip that will combine eight-core CPU, a GPU that is specially made for DirectX 11.1 graphic, combining it with 32 MB of high bandwidth embedded ESRAM memory. With all that power running though the Xbox One Microsoft promised the cooling will be 4x quitter on the next gen console.
Where the PS4 beats the Xbox One will be with the system memory. While the PS4 will be packing a GDDR5, the Xbox One will come stacked with a modest GDDR3..I guess you can say the PS4 won this round.
Storage: Out the gate the console will come stacked with 500GB hard drive, a blu-ray DVD combo player . Don’t get too excited about the 500 GB of storage as games will be ripped to the HDD automatically. What does this mean for your old Xbox 360 games only time will tell Microsoft did not go into detail on what happen. They also didn’t discuss of used games can be sold and purchase for the next gen console.
A HDMI 1.4 which will be able to stream live tv, connect and control devices with Kinect 2.0-detected voice and gesture commands. More than 2 standard USB ports, according to Mircrosoft there will be a “few” , with no specific number on hand. There will be 3 802.11n radios that will be able to communicate with the console, word is also the radios will be able to communicate with windows based smartphones and Tablets. And the news Xbox fans feared was an ‘always on’ internet connection to play games, that will not be the case for single player mode games, however to have access to your cloud drive you must use internet.
Games At Launch Time:
- Forza 5
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- Quantum Break
- Battlefield 4
- FIFA 14
- Madden NFL 25
- EA Sports UFC
- NBA Live 14
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