Kinect GPU allocation cut: maybe old news, but seems like a big deal to me

#1hennethannunPosted 1/28/2014 7:03:47 PM(edited)
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/28/reported-xbox-one-patch-expected-to-improve-graphical-performance

If true, that seems like a pretty strong indication that the gpu performance gap is significant (which we certainly already suspected) and that, whatever they say publicly, MS is concerned. Probably won't have a big impact on overall graphics performance, but is still significant because of what is says about how Microsoft feels about its market position.

That reallocated power won't be coming back, and it will have to affect the long term plans for integrated Kinect functionality.
#2Troll_DirectoryPosted 1/28/2014 7:12:13 PM
the original article has less nonsense: http://hothardware.com/News/Microsoft-Reportedly-Relaxing-Kinect-Requirements-Returning-GPU-Power-To-Primary-Console/
#3hennethannun(Topic Creator)Posted 1/29/2014 4:02:17 PM
Sure, the original article is a bit more on topic than IGN's coverage.

I was mere interested in talking about what this means for MS.

I doubt it will have a huge effect on video performance (it's only 8%), but the interesting thing is why it says about (1) the effect of continued media coverage about better performance on PS4, and (2) a potential abandonment of any attempt to push Kinect's video functionality in gameplay.
#4xxBloodBathxxPosted 1/29/2014 4:13:57 PM
I honestly don't really care too much about this type of stuff. I would rather MS stop spending resources on these matters, and put their work towards improving the entire xbox experience. Make the menus run smoother, fix the friends list and party system, get digital downloads competitive in terms of pricing, give us faster support for 5.1 dolby, create an adapter for old headphones, and give us some new IPs!!!

If the games top out on this system looking as great as Titanfall does right now, then I am perfectly content. Considering how great Halo 4 looked on the 360, I have no doubts that developers will find ways to make games look great on the Xbox one (and thus I am not worried).
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#5TreasureHunterGPosted 2/3/2014 4:30:41 PM
These measures will improve performance in a minor way, the biggest problem (which can't be fixed) was the decision to invest heavily in the Kinect 2.0, which meant less budget for the other parts of the system.
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#6therickmu25Posted 2/3/2014 5:13:41 PM(edited)
This isn't a factor much for me considering in a couple years the only way to measure the GPU of the PS4 and XB1 is 'Bad' and 'Worse'.

I just care about the games and new features the XB brings.
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