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Microsoft confirms Xbox One is faster without Kinect

Jun 5 2014, 12:00pm CDT | by , in News | Gaming

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Microsoft confirms Xbox One is faster without Kinect
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Kinect-less Xbox One will receive a 10 percent boost in its performance

Some of you might be wondering if the Xbox One is going to function any differently without the Kinnect peripheral. This is something to worry about and particularly of importance to those who are planning to buy the upcoming Kinnect-less Xbox One. But no need to worry because Microsoft has taken care of this by giving the console a 10 percent boost in its performance.

A Microsoft representative has stated that "Yes, the additional resources allow access to up to 10 percent additional GPU performance. We're committed to giving developers new tools and flexibility to make their Xbox One games even better by giving them the option to use the GPU reserve in whatever way is best for them and their games."

According to some sources, Microsoft is also going to roll out a new SDK which is going to allow the developers to get access to the additional GPU resources which had previously been reserved for Kinect and system functions. Xbox head Phil Spencer tweeted last night about an additional GPU bandwidth which will be made available but there was no mention whether this boost had anything to do with Kinnect or not.

source: polygon

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