Xbox One gets processor boost ahead of Nov. 22 launch

The device will now feature a 1.75GHz processor, up from the 1.6GHz chip initially planned for the Xbox One.

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Microsoft's Xbox One will be a tad bit faster when it ships on November 22.

Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft corporate vice president of marketing and strategy, said at the Citi Global Technology Conference on Tuesday that the company has upped the clock speed in the Xbox One's processor from 1.6GHz to 1.75GHz. The move came just weeks after Microsoft announced that it has also upped the Xbox One's GPU clock speed from 800MHz to 853MHz.

Mehdi didn't say exactly how the clock speed bump will improve the Xbox One's performance, but he claims that the increase will help the console "shine."

In addition to talking specs, Mehdi confirmed that Microsoft's Xbox One is in full production and will be ready for its late-November launch.

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that its Xbox One will officially go on sale on November 22 in the US and a dozen other countries.

(Via Polygon)

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