Industry Insider: Xbox One 10% reserved GPU getting turned into 2% soon

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Microsoft may offer more breathing room for developers making games for the Xbox One, according to industry insider Pete Dodd who has proven to be extremely reliable before.

10% reserved gpu getting turned into 2% soon. And with that, I’m on my last bar leaving Puerto Rico. See ya soon if St. Thomas has sprint.

Gpu for that certain system had 10% reserved. 8% video. 2% voice. Voice will remain. That video 8% will be up to devs. As it should be.

Currently 10% of the Xbox One GPU is reserved for OS functions and Kinect and it looks like that will be reduced to 2% soon, giving developers more power.

While this does not seem much and won’t make the Xbox One equivalent to the PS4 in processing power, every bit helps. Microsoft had earlier also increased the CPU clock speed.

Another insider Ahsan Rasheed called this a “great news for Xbox fans”. Take this is a rumour for now but these insiders have a good track record with Xbox One related stuff.

  • http://ninsci.weebly.com/ ilovegoogleglass

    Nice, this should allow it to do 1080p…

    • WhiteManFromTown

      I doubt it, but it’s better then nothing

    • Marcus Roue

      Or just get a PS4 and enjoy superior gaming.

      Want more bad news?

      Looks like the PS4 will be getting better resolution and frame rates with Watch Dogs and Thief over the XBone.

      • Guy Brohski

        But the PS4 still doesn’t have a racing game with 1080p 60fps specs like the incredible Forza 5.

        • Funny

          You mean the unfinished forza, with les than half of the tracks and cars of the previous game. The one filed with microtransactions? That forza? Lol….PS4 has need for speed rivals and driveclub(coming soon)

          • hakesterman

            Need for speed Rivals is on all next Gen. systems and it’s not that great anyway. Forza is an excellent racing game and PS4 doesn’t have it’s own exclusive racer. You are a Funny Sonybot.

          • Guy Brohski

            Rivals isn’t 60fps and it’s not exclusive to PS4. It’s on Xbone in 1080p also, stooge. Driveclub doesn’t even have a release date yet, lmao. And Driveclub, you mean the PS4 delayed game that will be given away for free because it’s 30fps arcade trash?

        • You are flat out wrong

          “Incredible.”

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      • Nintendosonyfan

        Lol no proof of that, try harder to troll. Are u that mad u bought a ps4 that u gotta try to downplay the xb1? Yup seems like it hah.

        • Marcus Roue

          Mad? On the contrary I’m thrilled! I just love rubbing it in the faces of XBone owners in deep denial.

          It’s only going to get worse over time. The facts don’t lie and the PS4 has the better looking games.

          You just don’t get that and you paid $100 more!
          Enjoy being XBone’d.

          • Elias Georgiou

            The facts really confirm right now that XBOX ONE has the best looking games out there, RYSE and FORZA.

          • Marcus Roue

            Best looking? RYSE was killed by the critics and Forza 5 was silly compared to Forza 4. Those are FACTS.

            You greeks need to stop fcuking sheep and doing it up the ass. It’s affecting your head.

          • Guy Brohski

            Ryse has been called one of the best looking games ever by critics. And it sounds like you’re a closeted homo with those queer remarks about his sexuality.

          • Marcus Roue

            Yes it’s pretty but by no means is it playable.
            BTW; this is the internet a place of anonymity. If I was gay why the hell would I need to be closeted here you idiot?

            I guess you M$ fanboys have that frequent mental lapses. Kinda like when you first purchased your xbox huh?

          • You are flat out wrong

            Oh, you.

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          • JayRay

            The fact that you think graphics outperform gameplay means you’re in denial my friend.

          • Marcus Roue

            These are multiplatform games that appear on both consoles. Why would the gameplay be any different between the two? If the gameplay is same then obviously what you have left to choose is graphics.

            What kind of idiot would choose a console that does worse on multiplatform games? Are XBone owners that stupid??

          • Marcy Marc

            They are also a lot of exclusive games that can help you decide. If you like the PS4 that’s up to you, but I don’t choose a console based on graphics or are you that stupid. I choose to use my Xbox because it can do multiple things, not just play games. I’m not going to say PS4 fans are stupid because that’s what they want over the Xbox, But you my friend are a special kind of stupid =]

          • Marcus Roue

            History has shown Micro$oft has been weak in exclusives. Preferring to pay for exclusive timed DLC content and trotting out tired old shooters that have barely won any awards. Now that the Xbox360 is nearing its console run, the last set of exclusive games came out ages ago and long abandoned by M$. Idiots don’t learn from history and one thing’s for sure, you’re one mother-lode of an imbecile who is in for a rough ride.

      • hakesterman

        The difference will be so marginal that most people won’t be able to see it.

        • Marcus Roue

          Yes XBone owners in denial won’t admit to seeing the difference.
          You’ve just been XBone’d!

          • LegendaryH1tman

            No hes is right most people that buy a Xbox One won’t play a PS4 and there for won’t notice or care for the difference. Only fanboys on the internet wasting time on these articles will notice. In the Mean time while Xbox One leads 2014 in exclusives and Sony fanboys eagerly wait for 2015 to see some of there true exclusives. I think its a good move to 10% to 2%. Functions on Xbox One didn’t work that well anyway. Honestly, Only thing worth using is the DVR, everthing else can wait. They should bring back the old style of the Xbox 360 menu back to free up somethings. Either way owning gaming PC is better in the long run.

          • Marcus Roue

            Yes you’re right. Ignorance is bliss and surely there’s no shortage of stupid people.

            Oh and getting 10% back doesn’t mean you can close the performance gap with the PS4.
            Multiplatform games will have higher resolution and faster frame rates on the PS4. There’s nothing Micro$oft can about it.

            $100 more than a PS4 and you get less performance.
            Yes, you’ve just been XBoned!

          • hakesterman

            Sounds like you were boned by Sonybots.

      • TheProphet

        I’m just gonna play my Xbox exclusives I can’t even get at 0p on PS4…then go play my PC games at 1800p #Lawyered

        • Marcus Roue

          Come back with a coherent sentence. No need for you to go full retard on this one.

      • Michael Košut

        Lmfao If u wanna ,,superior gaming” go to PC. U need reality check asap. Both consoles are not for graphics! Wake up. This gen is gonna be about exclusives and services.

      • Dome

        Ahahaha to do!? What!?! PS4 has NO games to play!! No exclusive titles as now that can be called with this name! Buy a PS4 is the worst thing I can do.
        And, if u don’t know, Xbox One has the best games out there (both graphically and exclusive) even compared to PS4 games. So? What are u saying? Anything.
        And with optimization games will looks better and better. Even with this 8% power up.
        So when games will run both at 1080p and 60fps I really will not care if Lara has 10hair more on its head. ;)

        The $100 more are justified by Kinect, not included on PS4 and far far away in performance from the PS4 bad copy…

        • Marcus Roue

          PS4 owners have a disgusting amount of games to play! The list of exclusives overwhelms the XBone’s.

          If you think 8% will get you 1080p and 60fps then you need to stay in school son. I guess math isn’t your strong point.

          As for Kinect well that was a total failure. Paying $100 more for it was not stupid but incredibly idiotic.

          Congrats, you just paid $100 more for a weaker system and terrible camera! You’ve just been XBoned!!

          • Dome

            No, I don’t think that 8% will gets 1080p and 60fps. I think that it’s already possible just with optimization. U have to go to school. Maybe you don’t remember early years of PS3 when EVERY games looked better and with more fps on Xbox 360. PS3 went better through years. And why this isn’t applicable now? Just cause u have to finish every sentence in this stupid way?
            And no, you are the only one admitting PS4 has tons of games to play ahaha every gamer on forum who bought a PS4 are saying that by now there are only multy platforms and customers can wait to buy. So?
            Can u say that the best games aren’t on One? I haven’t more to say.
            Bye, u can come back to see your PS4 switched off ;)

          • Marcus Roue

            Why U mad brah?
            Your XBone can’t close the performance gap no matter how many optimizations you can dream up.

            It’s over. The XBone will play second fiddle to the PS4.
            All the developers will make PS4 the lead development console.

            Now you’ve just been XBoned!!
            HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • You are flat out wrong

          Deluded Xbot.

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    • Lujo

      Nope. You can’t change ROP’s, CU’s, etc. with 8% boost.

      These 8% isn’t enough for 1080p and for jump in fps from 30 to 60. It
      will help for stabilizing fps in many games. If Ryse start developing
      today, this game will not have fps dips below 25 like now

      • Evileagueofevil

        it already has 1080p and 60fps!

    • maan786

      dream on!

    • Evileagueofevil

      it already can do 1080p!

    • TheScienceEnthusiast1103

      xdddd

  • Dennis Crosby

    At least these insiders have actually name and credibility. But the XboxOne is capable of doing 1080p 60fps . It all depends on the developer and the way they work with the system.this is will kind be like the situation Sony had with the ps3 multiplatform games will look better on the other platforms so Microsoft will have to crank out superior 1st and 3rd party exclusive.

    • Mikeherp Derp

      PS4 will always be ahead graphically.

      • sdgfsdg@lijhbgdsfjhb

        Just like the PC will always be ahead of the Playstation 4 graphically.

        • Mikeherp Derp

          Price/performance, bro.

          • JayRay

            I built a gaming computer for 500 dollars, 200 dollars more then the PS4, but is able to play EVERYTHING on every game on ultra. All from a GTX 660.

          • rileycarey

            PS4 is $400, $500 for your PC, your math does not add up. I will agree though, the GTX 660 is of my favorite graphics cards so far, very cost efficient, low use of power supply, great for building a HTPC.

          • RayJay

            Holy crap where did my math go. For some reason I was thinking the PS4 was 300 dollars. But yeah, I just built my little cousin a cheap gaming computer for 500 dollars from Microcenter. Bought all the parts, combo deals and whatnot. Of course it’s not the best of gaming computer but it can get the job done and more. Anyways let’s all remember games aren’t good because they look beautiful, games are good because they have amazing gameplay and story(depending). If you’re talking about sports game however graphics plays a role.

          • Mikeherp Derp

            You can’t build a PC like that without pirating windows or using linux, and no tax. I’ve been to pcpartpicker.

      • Dennis Crosby

        Why bring that up if you want great graphics build a PC I dont play games for graphic.some of the ugliest games are some of the best. Doesn’t matter how good graphic will be if the game sucks

        • Mikeherp Derp

          price/performance, you’re delusional

  • Funny

    If that 10% was reserved for the os and kinect, how well are they going to function when it’s reduced to 2%?

    • James Fitzgerald

      probably as well as they already do see as they don’t work well anyway

      • Nintendosonyfan

        99% of Xbox owners love the kinect and OS, try harder to hide ur jealousy hah

        • Funny

          Your name is Nintendosonyfan and you’re defending Xbox? And I know a lot of Xbox owners who hate using kinect, much easier to use your controller.

          • Dylan Harris

            you dont know shit if you think its easier to use a controller then voice commands on xbox one. Your talking out of your ass because either A.)you can use voice to do what you want directly or B.)go into menus, press several buttons, wait for the menu or whatever to load, etc. Voice commands are done in seconds, so nice try troll.

          • Funny

            Believe it or not, not everyone likes talking to their freaking tv. Before kinect, everyone got along just fine, pressing those same buttons that seem soo difficult for you to do now. I’ve used voice commands on both the PS4 and Xbox, and they are both unreliable. So yea, for me and my friends, is easier to press a few buttons than to say the same command 3 or 4 times before they work. And last time I checked, there are a lot of people complaining that they wished Xbox sold for $400. without the kinect. I guess when a company forces you to pay extra for a product, you have to try to justify it somehow. Lol

          • You are flat out wrong

            Oh look, another Kinect apologist. Nice try.

          • Michael Košut

            Omg too much of delusion in this comment. Kinect is a core of Xbox One.

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1103

            Microsoft Corporation = FAIL
            Kinect IS a core of the NSA according to “SNOWDEN”
            F U
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          • TheScienceEnthusiast1103

            LOL
            A users “name” is NOT directly “related” to their “interest”
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        • hakesterman

          Most Xbox Users don’t like the Kinect, I sold mine day one after my XB1 purchase on Ebay for $ 139.00

          • Dave

            Considering every Xbox One comes with a Kinect, why in gods name would anyone buy another.

            I smell BS from your comment.

          • rileycarey

            Lots of people have been interested in hacking these for PC

          • wayne williams

            Some people want a spare in case theirs gets lost or broken.
            Closer to broken when it come to MS

          • nate

            how do you lose a peripheral that is always connected to your xbox lol? it’d be like misplacing your toaster.

          • wayne williams

            Maybe it gets lost during a move.
            Maybe it gets lost on public transportation in a bag,

            Maybe you hid it in your house because you think your being spied on by NSA and forget where you hid it.
            Maybe someone breaks into your house and steals the kinect because they thing the camera might be useful but the Xbone is useless so they leave that.
            How the hell do I know how you would lose it,..but if its a thing,….people will lose it.
            BTW,…funny how you used Toaster and Xbone together,……Message?

          • d0x360

            This is the dumbest fanboy comment ever made. Nobody would buy it. Every Xbox has 1 you dullard lol

          • hakesterman

            I sold my kinect Day One, Yes Day One for $ 139.00

          • d0x360

            I bet you did

          • hakesterman

            Go to ebay and type in Item # 181281984895 in the advanced search field , you Retard.

          • d0x360

            Uh huh. I bet

          • hakesterman

            I give you the straight up proof that i sold my Kinect day one, and all you got is this. LOL, LMOL, well at least i know the Truth and since your too lazy to go see the Truth. This is the End of Story.

          • d0x360

            I’m just messing with you. I don’t care if you like or hate kinect it doesn’t have any effect on my life at all

          • Arnold Stallone

            You could be the idiot breaking his kinekt(water,dog,etc) and looking for another one, on ebay/craigs/penello’s ass).
            And you do have some effect on the oxygen level, on planet earth.

          • d0x360

            Considering the age of the Xbox one I’m pretty sure that any idiot would call Microsoft and get a new one free under warranty….

            How would you get water on your kinect? Wtf are you talking about

          • Arnold Stallone

            For the water… what about a little Katrina swallowing the roof? You wanted an example…

          • d0x360

            Yes cause when a hurricane comes and destroys your house your first thought is how do I get a new kinect lol. Isn’t the Xbox broken too? Or the TV…?

          • Arnold Stallone

            Tough choice: saving the cat or the console and games :)
            A bit of topic, but,
            I was thinking, it’s a pity manufacturers haven’t decided and made some sort of bus, to link every single electronic component, in the house. IPv6 was supposed to give us trillions of trillions of trillions of IP addresses, like, several billions ips on each square inch of the planet.
            Having a central device like a ps4 or xbox one, to control light, temperature, av amplifier source or sound/radio station,VCRs, even a watch,etc, or any other device in the house, via voice commands,or the controller, it could be great.
            * xbox search surveillance cameras*
            – 2 cameras found
            * xbox add cameras found to controllable gear list 1*
            * xbox snap camera 1*
            * xbox camera 1 zoom x3*

            And there you are. You can watch your neighbor’s dog dropping DAT turd on your fresh grass, directly on your TV.

            HDMI cec could let people and devices do so much more..mainly if manufactures wanted.I’m sure via cec hdmi commands, the xbox ohe could well control a cable box,and access its features, like browsing recorded stuff, etc.

            It’s time for competitors and rivals to work hand in hand.maybe one day…

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1103

            “Jacking Off” to “Porn” on “your” Xbox One will cause malfunction, blindness and premature ejaculation
            Xbot FAIL
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          • TheScienceEnthusiast1103

            :)

          • d0x360

            Nope didn’t work. I called eBay they said no fanboys sold any pretend kinects yet

          • hakesterman

            YA Sure. LOL. Fisrt of all you didn’t call Ebay because your to Lazy and Stuburn. I posted the number for Evidence, it’s there.

          • rileycarey

            I would say that both assumptions are incorrect. the 99% of Xbox owners loving the Kinect is BS, however I would say I’m in the majority of Xbox owners who was pleasantly surprised by the Kinect. The auto login is great, I have a couple of my friends set up on it and when they come over it recognizes who they are. I find myself saying “Xbox record that” etc etc more often than I thought I would. Is it mind-blowing? No, is it convenient? Surprisingly yes, also if you sold your Kinect for $140, you just bought an Xbox One for less than a PS4!

          • hakesterman

            Yes i did, but don’t tell anyone because they will call you a Liar.

        • Jason Mourn

          You Are Flat Out Wrong as always

          • You are flat out wrong

            I’m glad I live rent free in your head.

        • N4GLaChance

          Your 99% statistic line is bullshit. Get sources, faggot!

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1103

            YOUR aggressive attitude is NOT synonymous with “Intelligence”
            Homophobe?
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        • You are flat out wrong

          Another Xbot forced to eat shit and deludes himself that it’s good. You = cancer. :)

      • Funny

        Lol. So true!

    • Jessie Bristol

      It is called optimizing. They reduce the amount of resources those functions take to be able to use them elsewhere.

    • Mikeherp Derp

      I assume no snap.

      • http://blasian89.deviantart.com/ Blasian89

        Good, as awesome as it is watching fios while playing, it’s not something that I absolutely need. Get rid of snap and bring back the Guide pop up menu.

        honestly they need to redo the whole dashboard/system. Turning everything into an app was a terrible idea.

        • d0x360

          Turning everything into an app is what allows multi tasking. If it was a system level program like ps3 and 360 you could only run 1 thing at a time

          • http://blasian89.deviantart.com/ Blasian89

            There are certain things that shouldn’t be apps, like the achievements, friends list, and messages. All of these things used to be instantaneous. If i got a message or achievement in the middle of a match, I was always able to take a quick peek, in-and-out without getting killed while afk (so to speak lol). But now everything has to load, and the load times are inconsistent, sometimes they take 5 secs, other times they take more than 10 seconds. It’s an annoyance. I always hated the Trophy system because they take forever to load, and now that same problem exists with the X1 (albeit still a lot faster than trophies).

            My solution: Don’t make the core stuff like Messages, friends list, Achievements, etc… apps. And Instead of going to the dashboard when pressing the guide button, bring up the guide menu just like the 360 with all the necessary shortcuts there. If you want to jump to the dashboard or snap an app, you can do that there quick and easy. Best of both worlds combined.

          • d0x360

            I 100% agree on friends axhicements and stuff like that. I’m sure they will tweak that stuff so it all flows smoother and can be opened quickly like before. The Xbox one OS was 6 months from actually being done when they launch. Sony in a suprising turn of events was further ahead than ms expected so they rushed and it shows. The good news is even the rushed product we received shows awesome potential so with an update or 2 its good to go.

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1103

            “Microsoft Corporation” = “FAIL”
            Xbot

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    • d0x360

      10% reserved is split. 8% goes to kinect video tracking and 2% goes to listening for voice commands. Right now that 8% is always being used but not every game uses tracking so by making it up the developers if they don’t want to track any body parts they can now instead put that 8% GPU time to other things. 8% doesn’t seem like much but its the difference between (for example) tomb raider running at 40fps and 60.

    • Ulisses Cavalcante

      Kinect Always on problaly turn off when you playing game.

  • Xaeinovis

    I wonder if this will work retroactively on the games that have already been released.

    • Mikeherp Derp

      Only if there’s a update patch for that game.

  • maan786

    ps4 FTW!

    • TheScienceEnthusiast1103

      :)

  • sazse007

    Im on the fence right now. Waiting for news on family sharing. If they bring it back soon, and the rules for sharing among friends are reasonable, then I buy the One. Graphics aside, saving money on each game bought (and shared) will make it a better long term investment. Otherwise, I’ll wait for some good exclusives and buy PS4. Till then, keep my PS3 and 360 up and running.

  • Hates bad writers.

    Well if we’re going to rework the balance for the reserved OS power, lets deal with the OS as is while we’re at it. I’m glad they’re getting on this stuff, but damn you guys are making some stupid mistakes. No battery charge? What the hell?

  • godlike01

    no one cares.. we play PC for graphics..XBOX for a different experience.. only a pauper 4 or a pauper in general looks at consoles for graphics

  • Michael Cardwell

    They should sell this system without Kinect. It would really boost the sales…

  • Cahone

    Meanwhile, Wii U devs gimp system from 15watt to 10watt in order to run on batteries.

  • NiggaPLEASE

    Holy shit I had a panic attack from the headline I thought it was saying that the GPU itself was going from 10% to 2%…

    • TheScienceEnthusiast1103

      ??? “IDIOT”

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