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wondering how this is going to work headscratch.gif

PC and Xbox moving closer together is a good thing though. I hope they give us more freedom with the windows store though!

Maybe it has something to do with hololens?

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Im guessing an external GPU for SLI, the reason i say this is because of how close this announcment and AMD eGPU one are time wise.

Thinking out loud here....

I'm guessing they'll release a console SKU with a Socketed motherboard for switching out APUs, least to say to keep mind without compromising the console footprint advantage. External addons only makes it bulkier. Remember those abandoned N64 addons and upgrades? They were too bulky and expensive to be released to the consumer market due to those disadvantages. External GPU does make sense in this possible case, though you're already going to sacrifice the advantage of having a console compared to something say like a decent Mini-ITX PC which is practically already a upgradable system thats quickly approaching close to if not already console formfactor.

Of course the other way I can see it if they let owners return their consoles in to special upgrade centers to get a new chip reballed in...Then again labor cost and electronic rework equipment wouldn't make sense over releasing a console with a socketed mainboard inside that would take less effort to upgrade. This again makes external GPU addon a viable option of development.

Now on to upgradable external GPU be it external chassis, underside setup box the console sits on top of...etc. Does the Xbox one has an already built-in external port referencing to external upgrades/addons? This would also lead to them releasing a revised console with mainboard changes to add on an external connection port to the console. Which again makes a socketed APU a valid option to development.

Its a console after all, I feel it can be a bad idea but a nice challenge to look up to if they attempt to bring upgradable hardware features of an already factory hard integrated system. redface.gif
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IMO this is a stupid concept and pretty much defeats the entire purpose of consoles. The ONLY thing that consoles have over pc is you cough up the money once and thats it, you have years of guaranteed compatibility with any game you will get, no stuffing around. Now why bother, just get a PC.

Yea, but what if, say, it's an extra kit which allows for true VR experience, you can play games without it, but if you got it you get the improvements that come overall too. I am not sure if I'm making sense, truth be told.
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Spencer didn't mention anything about upgrading the components of the current Xbox One. What it's really about is bringing a higher tier "Xbox Two" to the market earlier, with less changes but with full compatibility both ways, so Xbox One and Two will coexist at least until we get Xbox Three, and they'll eventually phase out the oldest SKU. It would require devs to still make the game according to the lowest common denominator, but would enable something better for those willing to pay for the newest hardware.
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If this is true, they better make a reasonable pricing structure for upgrading all of the existing Xbone owners or else they will have a lot of raging xbone v1 owners and PS4 might get a lot more new customers.

Through the life cycle of the Xbox 360, its gotten hardware upgrades also. HOWEVER it was never on the level of CPU/GPU like upgrades.

This is a dumb move for a console and its gonna fracture its user base. Wrong move Microsoft.
And if it is indeed like a add on device (ALA 32X) wrong move again Microsoft.
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I always wonder why any of the current or last gen consoles never leave a open bus to connect a extender like the NES, SNES, Genesys, N64... Maybe for security but you can turn off the bus unless something...

If the Xbox One leave a PCI E 4x port and have a expansion port to upgrade the GPU they could release upgrades for it really easy....
post #26 of 109
So i guess all the Xbox One owners are screwed since they are making a new xbox?

If not how much longer will the X1 lifespan be 2-3 more years?
Edited by TMatzelle60 - 3/1/16 at 4:04pm
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Gotta try and squeeze every penny out of your customers thumb.gif so why not release xbone v2 people will buy it anyways because they want the latest and greatest.
    
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post #28 of 109
1 make console up-gradable
2 sell memory cards at a $1 per MB (because we all know that throwing more memory will make everything betters)
3????
4. Profit!!!!!!!


I will be hard press to see anything upgrade-able other then dvd players and memory or anything else that would offer max profit potential. Heck I can see them throwing in those changeable lights to stick on the edges of your box. I seriously doubt they are going to let you open up that box and let you tweak around the innards without some effect on your manufacture warranty. But who knows...
Edited by EastCoast - 3/1/16 at 4:31pm
post #29 of 109
It needs something...its not even coping with its own system features

There's some weird bug impacting some users (myself included) where certain games experience a performance drop if you use the 'Instant-on' feature.

I started Forza 6 the other day and it was running at 30fps or worse until I powered it off/on

Read a review at DigitalFoundry where their dying light went from a solid 30fps to 27fps or worse when Instant on was used too. Piece of junk
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I just don't see the point of selling a new console yet.
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