X1 can regulate power to prevent overheating

#1MrImpatient35Posted 8/17/2013 9:35:34 AM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/13/xbox-one-can-regulate-power-to-prevent-overheating?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook

"One thing that we have more flexibility with the architecture of the Xbox One, is that we can dial back the power of the box considerably," said del Castillo. "We had a little less flexibility with the 360. And so basically, if we couldn’t dissipate the heat, there wasn’t a whole lot of leverage we could pull to keep the heat from being generated, so we had a limited amount of time before it just shut down. Xbox One can actually dial it back to a lower power state, so low in fact that it can [be] in a mode that uses virtually no air flow."

Another good thing is that the same team that designed the X360 Slim designed the X1, so I have no worried about RRoD this time around. My slim has been working flawlessly for 4 years. It only gets real hot when I forget to take the pamphlet I have on the top vent off. I install ALL my games, so maybe that's why it never gets hot.
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#2BushidoEffect3Posted 8/17/2013 9:37:21 AM(edited)
getting cOLD in here. Get out. bye.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/691088-xbox-one/66974628

http://www.gamespot.com//news/xbox-one-knows-when-its-overheating-report-6412896

The Xbox One can automatically detect if it is overheating and can cool itself down to counteract the thermal pressure,
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#3parthos566Posted 8/17/2013 9:37:18 AM
You know your getting a next gen Xbox when MS employs a measure to the console, so it won't malfunction like it's predecessor did.
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#4nitedawgPosted 8/17/2013 9:38:36 AM
Don't get too excited. They might do a 180 on that too.
#5BigAl519Posted 8/17/2013 9:39:09 AM
"regulates power"

Why can I see the new RRoD being system power surges...

Also wouldn't this mean the quality would drop significantly during gameplay? Less power to the system means less power to the CPU/GPU.
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#6NeoAndurilPosted 8/17/2013 9:41:02 AM
From: BigAl519 | #005
Also wouldn't this mean the quality would drop significantly during gameplay?



Well the short answer is yes. If the system slows itself down by cutting power the cpu and gpu won't be able to perform as well. What that means and how much is still a mystery.
#7Ramsus082Posted 8/17/2013 9:41:15 AM
BigAl519 posted...
"regulates power"

Why can I see the new RRoD being system power surges...

Also wouldn't this mean the quality would drop significantly during gameplay? Less power to the system means less power to the CPU/GPU.



Yup. The article states that game performance will degrade. Looking at slower, choppier frame rates, at the very least. The hope is that Microsoft doesn't calibrate the sensors too conservatively, but after the RROD debacle, I've got a feeling that might be the case.
#8MrImpatient35(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2013 9:45:09 AM
NeoAnduril posted...
From: BigAl519 | #005
Also wouldn't this mean the quality would drop significantly during gameplay?



Well the short answer is yes. If the system slows itself down by cutting power the cpu and gpu won't be able to perform as well. What that means and how much is still a mystery.


I think the point of that is to remind you that you may have something covering the vent on top, like I plan on doing. I do that now with my X360 slim. Sometimes I forget to take off my pamphlet. I don't do it much anymore though.

When the game starts looking ugly, that would tell you that the system needs to cool down.
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#9NeoAndurilPosted 8/17/2013 9:47:09 AM
From: MrImpatient35 | #008
I think the point of that is to remind you that you may have something covering the vent on top, like I plan on doing.


I agree. Or maybe extra dust buildup?

When the game starts looking ugly, that would tell you that the system needs to cool down.


And hopefully just a quick cleaning.
#10BigAl519Posted 8/17/2013 9:52:11 AM
NeoAnduril posted...
From: MrImpatient35 | #008
I think the point of that is to remind you that you may have something covering the vent on top, like I plan on doing.


I agree. Or maybe extra dust buildup?

When the game starts looking ugly, that would tell you that the system needs to cool down.


And hopefully just a quick cleaning.


No, its likely due to the thing running too hot and MS looking for a cheap way of cooling it. They can't figure out how to incorporate more power AND how to cool it. They proved it last gen.
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