Neoseeker : News : Rumor: Microsoft unlocking Xbox One's 8% reserved GPU to developers
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Tommy Vercetti Jan 27, 14
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DedValve Jan 27, 14
Games can easily squeeze another 13FPS and 300 pixel resolution off that. Now lets go back to the days of those N64 expansion cartridges and get the remaining FPS and resolutions for 1080p/60FPS across the board.
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Zombie_Barioth Jan 27, 14
"As it should be" indeed. I get Microsoft wants to push Kinect but leaving it out and using the extra power elsewhere should have been an option from the beginning. I can't help but think they knew most devs would do just that if given the option, so they locked them to make it appear as if the Kinect is actually being useful. "Developers aren't actually using Kinect" wouldn't look very good after all now would it?

At least thats what I assume that 10% was hog'in up, since its the only thing that uses voice. AMD's APUs use the GPU side for audio if I remember correctly.
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dvrocc Jan 27, 14
I honestly don't see the extra CPU/GPU juice of 8% having any serious effect on the gaming side for any one who owns a console, I mean on a console it isn't worth much since every console is nearly equal on the performance level anyways since consoles are not like a PC where they can be 'upgraded' to be faster and overclock the crap out of them to try and get the 1fps edge a head from the next 133t hax0r it just isn't like that. It is possible the developers will be adding more via connect now they get a few more FPS out of the development end i guess.
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Rayce Jan 27, 14
8% definitely can make a difference, I'm interested to see more info and see this become confirmed.

quote Tommy Vercetti
Yes please.
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THM Jan 27, 14
Quote: "but it's not going to add the frames per second that the Xbox One has been losing to the PlayStation 4," Unquote.

The upcoming Tomb Raider runs 60 fps on PS4, but only 30 fps on XBone XBone needs to address its inferior fps issue.
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LOD-squa Jan 27, 14
This is a joke... why must Microsoft limit developers from doing what they please by reserving gpu like this? Because Microsoft..that's why.
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Xenctuary Jan 28, 14
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This could be part of an NDA or it could be the fact that 8% GPU isn't really much to talk about.
Is there a source for 8% not being much to talk about? This article reads more like an opinion piece than news.
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bluexy Jan 28, 14
quote Xenctuary
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This could be part of an NDA or it could be the fact that 8% GPU isn't really much to talk about.
Is there a source for 8% not being much to talk about? This article reads more like an opinion piece than news.
Hello, my name is Rory Young. I am a computer science graduate and multi-year industry vet.
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Xenctuary Jan 28, 14
bluexy It's great that you've achieved that, though developers currently working with Xbox One might be better placed to say whether the extra power would be worthwhile. The tone of the article seems very much anti-Microsoft.
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bluexy Jan 28, 14
quote Xenctuary
bluexy It's great that you've achieved that, though developers currently working with Xbox One might be better placed to say whether the extra power would be worthwhile. The tone of the article seems very much anti-Microsoft.
Well I don't know what to say, because I think we all know that Microsoft is the best and Sony is hot garbage. Long live the Xbox One! Down with the PlayStation 4!

Just trying to appear balanced by giving the ol' one-two to Microsoft every now and then. Know what I'm sayin'?
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Xenctuary Jan 28, 14
bluexy Haha, fair enough!
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Wakaman Jan 28, 14
Gonna say it here first, Rory you a XB1 fanboy. How could you. My feels. We all know Nintendo has the definitive versions of everything.

supportNintendo

Being serious though how much do they actually think that 8% will change when compared to the PS4? Better yet when will they put the resolution outputs back on the game box because that seems shady right there.
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BlackLabel Jan 29, 14
8% won't do a thing.. 8% will probably give a game like Tomb Raider a more stable 30FPS instead of the current frame rate which fluctuates. I think any Xbox One owner expecting an update like this to give PlayStation 4 like performance won't get that. The only way to get 60FPS in games you are currently getting 30FPS in is to either lower the resolution, lower the detail or have a better GPU.. The simple fact is Microsoft shipped Xbox One with a GPU that was never going to achieve 1080p60 in most games and that was before they started cordoning off 10% for Kinect and 10% for the OS making it even weaker.
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