Question regarding the power boost via removal of Kinect.

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#1 Posted by oldskooler79 (1624 posts) -

I'm interested in a One and debating on which model to get. I'd like to know more about this 10% power boost by not utilizing Kinect. Does this mean for those that get the kinectless models only.. or can you just remove the kinect and still play the original model with the power boost boost? Perhaps you can leave the kinect plugged in at all times and this new development kit disables it during playback of games is what I'm thinking but thought I'd as to be sure.

Thanks.

#2 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (7668 posts) -

It doesn't matter if you have the Kinect plugged in or not, the 10% extra graphics boost is at the discretion of the developers... If they'd rather use it for the Kinect, it's their choice. But most (I assume) will choose to use the extra HP.

#3 Edited by SolidTy (46626 posts) -

The "power boost" (doesn't ultimately change the lower end hardware in the machine, but frees up juice for devs that have no Kinect intentions) is up to the developers, not the consumer. You have nothing to worry about when buying Xbone other than what games you want.

#4 Posted by Mercuria1_King (278 posts) -

If you want the kinect model get it, I personally have the kinectless model and I do not regret purchasing it.