Xbox One tech specs revealed

8GB of RAM and an 8-core CPU head the list

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.

For all the news as it happens, check out everything we know about Xbox One.


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