Phil Spencer Clarifies That Xbox One Is 10 Times More Powerful Than Xbox 360, Cloud Gives More

"So the Xbox One is actually eight times more powerful the Xbox 360? This is where things just go downhill as Spencer then clarifies that it's actually 10 times more powerful and "for purely local compute functions closer to 10x + Cloud"."

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DaThreats1639d ago ShowReplies(2)
Kingthrash3601639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

ok so confused

it went from 10x to 7x to 3x to 8x now back to 10x..........?

truth is no one knows, not ms, not you, not coo.

I know im getting a ps4... thats probably the least confusing thing happening out of all this.

gameseveryday1639d ago

I am sure there is a lot of PR confusion out there. Phil first said 3 times, then 8 times and now it becomes 10 times plus the power of cloud.

Misrepresentation at best.

Blackdeath_6631639d ago

and he is also makes nonsensical statements like "the cloud gives more" the idea that the cloud can somehow make your machine more powerful is absolute bullshit. and even if it were to be true it would mean you would need a constant internet connection else you can't play that game because the machine can't run it without "the power of the cloud"

Septic1639d ago

Its not that hard to understand if you actually utilise some common sense:

* 3x more powerful: that was obviously a mistake judging by the specs of the console and what we've seen and heard from developers

* 8x more powerful: referring to 'raw specs' of the console

* 10x more powerful: when utilising cloud and assessing the console as a whole and comparing it to the 360 in terms of features etc. As he says, this relates to more "purely local compute functions".

All these multiplier statements are just estimates really anyway, to help give you an idea of how powerful the console is. If you really are concerned with exactly what the console is capable of, just look at spec sheet or the games for that matter.

Its not rocket science (no pun intended).

NewMonday1639d ago

this is how the "cloud power-up" works..

..if only

nukeitall1639d ago

If you are in the field, you know these multipliers are for the most part incorrect anyhow, because it is an overall number.

The real number depend on the actual task at hand.

For instance, the PS3's cell processor is far faster than the Xbox 360, but when utilized in game it was bottlenecked by the bus. So instead it merely became about the same with some tricky optimization. However,, the Cell excel at large computations on small datasets i.e. physics for instance. So how much faster is the Cell? Well it depends on the task!

So when you talk about power, it is highly misleading without specific and narrow tasks that are really benchmarked. So depending on who you ask you might get different results, because they are involved with different tasks with the machine.

To compound the problem, the cloud is a huge unknown. What is possible to unload to the cloud, how much resources are dedicated and how much is dedicated in the future?

There are too many variables on a fuzzy number, so let's not dwell on it and enjoy the games arriving soon.

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Mikelarry1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

they keep spinning and spinning i feel like i am on a merry go round. more proof that they are really clueless and need time to get to know the system before trying to sell it to us the consumers

I_am_Batman1639d ago

Didn't you know that confusion is Microsoft's new marketing strategy yet?

Aceman181639d ago

I'm so tired of hearing the word cloud I think I might rip my ears off Lol. Is this the only word they know?

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TheGrimReaper00111639d ago

I'm seriously getting sick of Microsoft.
Stop talking out of your ass and give us some anwsers!
Straight up ANWSERS!!
The cloud only does so much! If the cloud really makes my system x10 more powerfull, then you'd think they use it for pc's! No? Because they aren't retared like that!!
Stop telling lies!

torchic1639d ago

it's like the lottery, they just pull a lever at Microsoft HQ then whatever number appears, that's how much more powerful Xbox One is WTF

DeadlyFire1639d ago

Its GPU is 3.4 times what X360's GPU does.
Its CPU is roughly 4-5 times what X360's CPU does.
Together its roughly 8x.

If your playing minecraft or just talking to Kinect it runs it 10x better.

The Cloud will serve as an AI farm in the future for all games according to Microsoft. Its a neat idea really, but not something that is really out of reach for Sony or anyone else really that uses a cloud setup. Technically the Cloud could run games at CGI level graphics like movies. So that is true it makes a system have unlimited power if you have unlimited bandwidth. As a typicaly PC even doesn't have access to 10+ Tflops. A cloud server could hold well over 100 Tflops.

MusicComposer1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

I'm really starting to hate the word "cloud" now. People toss it around so frequently and only vaguely understand it, or just think it's a magical way to have infinite power... which it's not. The average internet connection in America is just under 20Mbps, that's a rate of 2.5MB/s. In comparison, the eSRAM on the Xbox One has a maximum data transfer speed of 13,056MB/s. You cannot transfer the required data to increase the visual fidelity over an internet connection. Even if you had a 100Mbps connection that's still only 12.5MB/s.

Could it be used for AI and things that aren't latency or high-bandwidth sensitive? Sure. The only thing you could do is go the OnLive approach and render the entire games on more powerful hardware, then send the video stream to the console. You're just not getting 100 Tflops of power through a 20Mbps connection... or even 100Mbps.

The Xbox One is less powerful sure, but there's nothing wrong with that. I just hate when a company uses smoke and mirrors to hide negative facts. It's possibly even worse that people don't do their own research and learn more about it. Go find out what's required and how absurd everything is with their statements.

TheGrimReaper00111638d ago

Yeah, you know what this sounds like?
And look at how well THAT turned out. MusicComposer said it.
The data transfer, the internet connection and speed, the download limit and speed are gonna make it impossible to play an xbox in some countries. In fact, countries are already BANNING the xbox one due to it's superfluous policies.
Some countries state that
- what you buy, is what you own --> xbox one not allowed
- spying (or the idea of) is not allowed
- thanks to the required internet, they wont be able to handle that

theWB271639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

Seriously, how can keep saying their tired of hearing Micro and yet they keep clicking on the articles? Do yourselves a favor...look at the games and determine how much more powerful you think it is. Forza 5 alone lets you know it's significantly more powerful than the 360...just like I could look at Second Son compared to the last Infamous and know this machine is way more powerful than the PS3..especially for first gen titles.

Assassin Creed and Battlefield crashed on the does that mean it's not ready?

Imalwaysright1639d ago

The games we saw weren't even running on a xbone.

No_Limit1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

wrong. A lot of third party games were running off custom PC's with the console specs due to Dev kits are not finalized yet, some Dev at E3 confirmed it but most of the best looking games from MS were running on Xbox One. Spotting out a troll already.
"Software running on genuine, visible Xbox One hardware falls in with a small first-party club, including titles like Forza Motorsport 5, Killer Instinct and Ryse. Each plays at a promised 1080p native resolution, with the former two targeting 60fps as well, both of which show huge promise as launch titles, covering off the racing and fighting genres quite nicely."

Why o why1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

Haha, the irony of somebody accusing imalwaysright of being a troll against microsoft.......priceless...yo u guys need to stop the team kills...Being overly defensive just makes you accuse everybody with conflicting opinions from your own as trolls. Even the annoyed 360 fans. Lol

'Assassin Creed and Battlefield crashed on the does that mean it's not ready?'...... it would seem so wouldn't you think. They couldn't release that in the state it was in

No_Limit1639d ago

Exactly, it is all in the visuals and seeing games like Forza 5, Quantum Break, Destiny, and inFamous, there is no doubt these systems packed serious power. 8X, 10X, it is just an estimated figure but seeing is believing.

Why o why1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

I'm not tired....I just find it amusing, especially when some use this cloud theory as fodder for discussions with ZERO supporting evidence other than hope and conjecture. I've heard many most things, I'll just wait for it stands this whole miscommunication may well turn out to be microsofts '1080p 120 fps' statement, even if the actual comment is misconstrued by the masses. I said, amusing to watch and read but ultimately, time will tell

Zool 081639d ago

@ theWB27 the games would look ten times better when you put them on a PC with Windows 7 and the top of the range NVIDIA graphics card.

No_Limit1639d ago

@Zool 08 You mean Forza 5? That game was already confirmed to be running on xbox one console at E3.

theWB271639d ago

@why oh why
Does that mean something's wrong with three ps4...I thought since we were discussing consoles that was a given. .. ill classify anyway next things.

And the team kills bit...PS guys are alot more defensive to the ps4...oh the irony of someone having a problem defending the One. Priceless. ..

Why o why1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

....So your point was, the game wasn't ready...I agreed.....ok

Right about now at this point in really think anybody believes that ps fans are more on the defensive......after the crap ms has you dancing to... I'm as calm as Larry. My preferred console maker has only annoyed my ass with a lack of backwards compatibility and the multiplayer paywall EVEN though I've been a plus member since it began. Other than that its been ALL boys cant say the same. Even the Ms friendly media and stalwart 360 fans are attacking ms. I understand though....a siege mentality is a must in times like these....stay strong soldier. Microsoft needs you!

theWB271639d ago

O argue the other point.... to see the other side. I prefer the Xbox but i went this whole gen with a ps3 too. I flock to the games not the system... Xbox happens to have the ones I enjoy more mainly Forza and Halo.

sephiroth4201639d ago

yea hi think it might not be ready yet, but they have a few more months to sort out those errors, or maybe they'll release the ps4 and work on a patch to fix issues like that, i reakon the xbox isnt ready either due to all the articles saying microsoft used windows pcs at e3 for their games, i hope we dont enter this generation with incomplete or faulty consoles like last gen -__-

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fOrlOnhOpe571639d ago

It seems that Microsoft's cloud has a sh*tload of thunder and lightning rolling around in it.

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