Xbox One tech specs revealed

The Xbox One’s tech specs have been revealed by Microsoft. The new machine will feature an 8-core CPU and 8GB of RAM alongside three separate operating systems.

One of the operating systems will be dedicated to playing games. The second is a kernel of Windows and will power the likes of Internet explorer. The third will connect the two, enabling super-fast switching of content, which is able to be voice-activated.

The system will also have a Blu-Ray drive, wi-fi connectivity, 64-bit architecture and will run practically silently. There will also be various power-saving states and a 500GB internal hard drive. Superfast USB 3.0 is included for connectivity as well as both HDMI in and out.

In terms of the Kinect-alike recognition second, the new machine will transmit 2GB of data per second to recognise you, working to a 13-billionths of a second time frame.

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  • ObliqueZombie - May 21, 2013 10:23 p.m.

    This is literally as good as my computer. But on the bright side, now ports will be optimized for it! I'm sure the graphics card is stellar, let's be honest.
  • RabidTurtl - May 21, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    Wish they mentioned the graphics card. Everything else they listed is low to moderate-level enthusiast build for PC. Had these same system specs in my gaming PC for the past 4 years, with the added benefit of having 2x 500 GB in RAID 0. Really what sets PCs (and yes, this is a PC. It has a freaking Windows kernel by their own admission) apart from generation to generation is the GPU.
  • chavbuster1 - May 21, 2013 12:13 p.m.

    This is all great and all, but where do you put the cheese????

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