Microsoft's Phil Spencer made a bit of a boo-boo on the Jimmy Fallon show recently, commenting that the Xbox One represents a threefold leap in power over Xbox 360. Only threefold, Phil? But we thought it had 8GB of RAM versus the Xbox 360's 512MB. What gives?
Not much, apparently. Spencer has now fessed up to getting the figure wrong on Twitter, as below.
@skidoo800R I made a mistake.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) June 18, 2013
@JuanCabrera No downgrading of power, I've seen same rumor, not sure where that comes from. Feeling good about visuals at E3 from kits.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) June 18, 2013
Spencer went onto reiterate claims that Xbox One is eight to 10 times as powerful as its older brother, with more techno-sorcery arriving care of cloud computing.
@skidoo800R Depends on exactly what you are doing with the system. For purely local compute functions closer to 10x + Cloud.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) June 18, 2013
@skidoo800R Cloud gives more, cloud really depends on game. Dedicated servers, async compute etc. gives devs more options. 10x is local.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) June 18, 2013
A big hand to Austin Marine for broaching and pursuing the issue. For more about what the cloud adds, read our chat with the creators of Forza Motorsport 5. You should also check out our Xbox One guide, for a comprehensive overview.