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    Inside M'soft Xbox One More Detailed Look

    I will be updating this thread as information is provided. It will be a detail look into the information that's been released today as well as interviews with the 2 engineers who gave the presentation today at Hot Chips. Stay Tuned!!


    PALO ALTO, Calif. Microsoft described the SoC of its upcoming Xbox One and upgraded Kinect sensor at the annual Hot Chips conference here. The SoC is among the first to give CPU and GPU cores equal access to shared memory, while the sensor provides a new level of game play by using a homegrown time-of-flight sensor.

    The SoC techniques are in some ways pioneering work for the AMD-led Heterogeneous Systems Architecture Foundation. The Kinect upgrade will create a new level of recognition and thus game play.

    I'll provide more details about the paper and design later, including interviews with the two Microsoft engineers presenting the chips. For now, check out the slides.

    XBox One sports four custom chips designed by Microsoft.


    The main SoC by the numbers.


    The main SoC puts CPUs and GPUs on a common coherent memory bus.


    The graphics core is based on an AMD Radeon.


    Microsoft used Tensilica for its audio and some many other ancillary cores


    Microsoft developed its own time-of-flight sensor for a 1080p camera optimized for low light.
    "We don't provide the 'easy to program for' console that (developers) want, because 'easy to program for' means that anybody will be able to take advantage of pretty much what the hardware can do, so then the question is, what do you do for the rest of the nine-and-a-half years?"
    --Kaz Hirai, CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment

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    Isn't this the same as the Hot Chips thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    Isn't this the same as the Hot Chips thread?
    This thread will go more into detail for people that don't understand what they are seeing as far as the info release today and don't have to sift through pages of info in the other thread. Plus the info should be lil bit more organized.
    "We don't provide the 'easy to program for' console that (developers) want, because 'easy to program for' means that anybody will be able to take advantage of pretty much what the hardware can do, so then the question is, what do you do for the rest of the nine-and-a-half years?"
    --Kaz Hirai, CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment

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    There is more to come from Microsoft that they didn't cover. the Kinect 2.0 silicon amd multithreading .

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