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Microsoft's Xbox One S will come with a factory overclock

Microsoft's Xbox One S will come with a factory overclock

Microsoft's Xbox One S will come with a factory overclock

Microsoft's Xbox One S will come with a factory overclock

 

This article was possible thanks to information provided by Wraith on the OC3D Forums. 

 

Microsoft's Xbox One S will come with a factory overclock of around 7% on the GPU core, potentially preventing some performance dips in games. 

On the CPU side, the Xbox One S delivers the same 1.75GHz clock speeds as the original Xbox One, but the Xbox One S has a 7% GPU overclock, upping the GPU clock speeds from 853MHz to 914MHz and upping the ESRAM bandwidth from 219GB/s to 204GB/s. 

Below you can see a table comparing the specifications. 

 

 Xbox One SXbox One
CPU Clock8 cores at 1.75GHz8 cores at 1.75GHz
GPU 12 GCN Compute Units12GCN Compute Units
GPU Clock914MHz853MHz
Compute Performance1.4TFLOPS1.31TFLOPS
ESRAM Bandwidth219GB/s204GB/s

 

These performance boosts will be minimal when compared to the original Xbox One, though the differences will be noticeable in some games, especially if they use dynamic resolutions or in games which frequently dip below a set framerate cap. 

The lack of any CPU clock speed boosts does prevent the Xbox One S from outperforming the original Xbox One by a significant margin in most games, though it is still worth noting that the Xbox One S beat the Xbox One in all scenarios tested by Digital Foundry. You can see their testing in the video below.  

 

 

All in all the Xbox One S is an improvement over the original Xbox One, coming in with a smaller form factor, 4K Blu-ray support and support for HDR content when it is available.    

The increases in GPU and ESRAM clock speeds are to help the Xbox one with these high-resolution features, though were achieved due to the maturation of the manufacturing process for the AMD SoC used in the console.  Over time production yields improve for these chips and higher clock speeds are achievable, which is why rereleasing older CPU and GPU hardware with increased clock speeds has been a popular tactic in recent years. 

 

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02-08-2016, 13:19:07

NeverBackDown
It's mostly for the HDR support they said and it won't make any difference in games in graphical qualityQuote

02-08-2016, 13:41:08

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
It's mostly for the HDR support they said and it won't make any difference in games in graphical quality
Digital Foundries tests show the "S" does indeed impact game performance positively but only by a tiny bit, Graph/video at 1:48 -

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02-08-2016, 13:42:13

SPS
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
It's mostly for the HDR support they said and it won't make any difference in games in graphical quality
Also the 4K upscaling is supposed to be pretty good.
The ultra-HD bluray support is pretty good too.Quote

02-08-2016, 13:50:12

Thelosouvlakia
The problem seems to be the CPU, I guess what would happen if they chose to overclock the cpu instead...Quote

02-08-2016, 14:23:36

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Digital Foundries tests show the "S" does indeed impact game performance positively but only by a tiny bit, Graph/video at 1:48 -
Game performance yes, but not IQ. All it really does is help maintain it's framerate. 7% OC doesn't really grant enough of a performance difference for better IQ.

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Originally Posted by SPS View Post
Also the 4K upscaling is supposed to be pretty good.
The ultra-HD bluray support is pretty good too.
Supposed to be, but that'll be for media content mostly, HDR could effect game IQ if it's enabled, but then may run into the consistent framerate issue the original One has.Quote
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