Xbox One is quieter than the Xbox 360 Slim says Microsoft

According to Microsoft's Albert Penello, fans in Xbox One are dead silent, Quieter than the one in new Xbox 360 Slim.

golding89987d ago

it's dead quiet according to him.

Nice job MS

FamilyGuy987d ago (Edited 987d ago )

It has a huge fan that spins slower allowing it to be ultra quiet. A small fan spinning at really high speeds causes a much louder noise. This was actually discussed like 2 months ago. On top of that all games are fully installed to the HDD on the X1 so it spins disc a lot less often as well so less sound from that too.

When it was first discussed everyone was surprised with how quiet it was.

dale_denton986d ago

anything xb1 ps4 can do better

UltimateMaster986d ago

Now, if only Don Mattrick could have been as quiet...
lol ;)

B-radical987d ago

Ign i think it was said its really quite to

IQUITN4G987d ago

just so you know. it's spelt quiet rather than quite. It still catches me out occasionally as they're obviously similar

it was a quiet time
it's quite good

SignifiedSix91987d ago


There's a fix for that...
Install the game. And no, the X1 won't sound like that because it uses a much slower bluray drive.

BallsEye987d ago

How is that even possible =O. My slim doesn't make any sound at all...only if the disc is in but I install all the games.

kewlkat007987d ago

I would hope so with the bigger heat-sink fan..

Does anybody know if you can change the Heat-sink fan for others?

SignifiedSix91987d ago

You most likely would be able to just as long as it has the same voltage requirement as the original.

They can detect if your console is using more power than it should be over LIVE and ban the console.

SITH986d ago (Edited 986d ago )

100% agree with signifiedSix91. I changed the fans on my original launch Xbox 36o, and added a temp monitor to it (admittedly sad I had to) but I knew of an incoming update from an article that said MS will be able to detect hardware modded consoles by by the voltage. So it was removed.

Oddly I also read how at Xbox live HQ, ms has modded consoles on display. Some with not just cosmetic mods but hardware.
To cool my Xbox 36o I took the electromagentic shroud off which is required by the FCC for consumer sold devices like consoles and PCs. My launch 36o lasted till the slim Came out. I played it virtually everyday and plenty of times from sun down to sun up. It eventually red ringed.

andrewsqual987d ago

When the games install fully to the hard drive, how can it not be quiet?

JohnnyBadfinger986d ago (Edited 986d ago )

My original Xbox 360 from launch sounds like my neighbours are mowing their lawn... but behind my tv. It's impossible to watch a movie without having headphones on because the noise is ridiculous!

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theWB27987d ago

It's something about knowing a device is uber powerful without the noise.

mistertwoturbo987d ago

What does the PS4 have to do with this?

theWB27987d ago

That'd be funny if there was any info on the PS4's noise factor. I won't get into the power debate do the talking.

theWB27987d ago

I knew that..I have dry humor. Hard to get across on teh interwebz

JohnnyBadfinger986d ago

Maybe you should wet it down a little then...?

THC CELL987d ago

Good good my old one used to sound like a jumbo jet

mmj987d ago

I'm not really surprised as it has a BD-ROM, the DVD-ROM was the loudest part of 360 by far.

Hellsvacancy987d ago

Oldskool dvd players are quite loud

SuperLupe987d ago

I even heard it has no physical body.

user7402931987d ago (Edited 987d ago )

consoles dont have bodies. there plastic

bigfish987d ago

I heard the PS4 has negative sound,, its absorbs the sound in the room.

VforVideogames986d ago

I heard the eyetoy was blind.

CRAIG667987d ago

I heard it has no launch line-up jk

PFFT987d ago

LMFAO!!! Good one!

Seriously For now it doesnt. But im hoping that the Ps4's launch line up grows by the end of gamescom.

SIGNALS987d ago

"Blindly in love", Micro Fantards.

CEOSteveBallmer986d ago

i heard xbone will have the announced exclusive games spread throughout its lifespan. because that's all the games they will have. 15 plus sprinkle with multiplats

SITH986d ago (Edited 986d ago )

I heard it does not even come with a box.