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11/29/2013

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Xbox One teardown. (Source: Chipworks)
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Kinnar
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Yes It is nothing but a PC
Kinnar   11/30/2013 6:25:46 AM
This device is nothing but at PC, a PC has all the interfaces listed with this game box, ultimately it is an additional PC in the home, Sony and Microsoft should think in the direction of reducing the hardware in home, by enabling multiple usage of a device, we will be waiting for an emulator to use the gamebox as a PC.

Kinnar
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As compared to Sony, Microsoft is using only one Network Chip
Kinnar   11/30/2013 6:52:44 AM
Again Marvel is lucky to get placed for serving Networking functionalities in XBox, but as compared to Sony Playstation, Xbox is using only one Network Chip, it seems that the network software stack might be efficiently able to cater the XBox controller and Wireless Communication with the Internet.

AZskibum
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Re: Yes It is nothing but a PC
AZskibum   11/30/2013 8:07:35 AM
From a purely hardware perspective, the Xbox & Xbox 360 were also just "nothing but a PC." But from the software side, the user interface side (game controllers & headsets) and the overall ecosystem, they were always entertainment devices -- far more so than most desktop PCs. It looks like MS has further extended the entertainment capabilities with the Xbox One, and I wish them lots of success in the marketplace.

KB3001
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Incremental
KB3001   11/30/2013 9:38:47 AM
Big companies e.g. microsoft prefer incremental changes to radical ones. It does not surprise me AT ALL that the Xbox is essentially a PC, if it were the opposite I would have screamed :-)

bobdvb
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50Hz
bobdvb   11/30/2013 4:40:06 PM
Nothing wrong with being built from PC parts, makes it economical and uses best practice for that level of number crunching. I would have been more surprised if it had been an ARM core! Okay they (Sony or Microsoft) didn't use PowerPC again, but given they are trying to keep costs down doing a deal with AMD should achieve that.

The big failure is their handling of 50Hz, really? Adding an extra frame every 5th frame to boost it to 60Hz?

icondig1
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Sheetal.Pandey
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Re: 50Hz
Sheetal.Pandey   12/2/2013 9:13:16 AM
Wondering how would comfortable is the design of joysticks in diagonal. Sony has at the same level. The XBOX outer casing's looks are reduced by that partition view. 

Caleb Kraft
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Re: Yes It is nothing but a PC
Caleb Kraft   12/2/2013 1:03:14 PM
They always have been! But the question is, what else would you expect them to be?

Caleb Kraft
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Re: 50Hz
Caleb Kraft   12/2/2013 1:04:18 PM
I haven't heard any complaints about that. The Xbox 360 had the same design.

krisi
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Re: Yes It is nothing but a PC
krisi   12/2/2013 1:44:36 PM
reducing the hardware?...I see the opposite trend, we all have more devices at home...in 10 years I have gone from 1 (just PC) to 10 (PC, 3 laptops, 2 smartphones, 2 tablets, appleTV, console)...if you reduce teh hardware where is teh revenue growth coming from?

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