Update - Microsoft’s Albert Penello has tweeted that there’s no additional GPU on the Xbox One aside from the one integrated on the main SOC. He has also stated that the performance differences between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are greatly overstated!
No add’l dGPU. Working on more tech deep-dives. XBO is plenty capable now and in the future. Perf. differences are greatly overstated.
— Albert Penello (@albertpenello) September 9, 2013
At Hot Chip 2013, Microsoft unveiled an overview of the SOC architecture powering their next generation Xbox One console. The Xbox One’s accelerated processing unit covers a die size of 363mm2 which is huge considering AMD’s flagship Tahiti chip comes with a die size of 389mm2.
Microsoft Xbox One Could Possibly Feature a Powerful Discrete GPU
We received a tip from one of our sources who work as a whole group which seemed quite fascinating to us so we thought of sharing it would our readers. For months, it has been know that Microsoft’s Xbox One features a weak graphics core compared to its competitor, the PlayStation 4. Both consoles boast impressive specs but the Sony’s console with faster graphics and GDDR5 memory turns out the be the winner in terms of performance. But to our surprise, if this rumor turns out to be true, Microsoft could have the fastest gaming console to date. While i was still working on this article, i found out that misterxmedia had already covered most of the details that i recieved from the anonymous source. Do read it, since its more proof of what the Xbox One may be in reality.
What our source revealed is something that hasn’t been mentioned before or revealed by any official Microsoft representative. It all starts with the following quoted text from Venturebeat:
“Microsoft disclosed some details but left many important pieces out. Evidently, Microsoft doesn’t want to tell all of its competitors about how well designed its system is.”