XBONE Background Services / OS

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#1 Posted by killerneub (214 posts) -

The XBONE has shown some very cool features when it comes to TV and managing 2 things at once

But... won't these services running in the background eat up A LOT of RAM and Processing power?

> It's great to be able to watch tv or be on the net and play a game, but I don't know if it's worth it

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (31168 posts) -
Yes it will
#3 Posted by MathMattS (4012 posts) -

Chances are, I won't be watching TV or on the internet while I'm playing a game, so it's a moot point for me. 

#4 Posted by killerneub (214 posts) -

Yes it willMonsieurX

If I buy a Gaming Machine .. I want 100% of it's power put into giving me the best gaming experience.

#5 Posted by MonsieurX (31168 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]Yes it willkillerneub

If I buy a Gaming Machine .. I want 100% of it's power put into giving me the best gaming experience.

Then don't buy a console
#6 Posted by Jaysonguy (37825 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]Yes it willkillerneub

If I buy a Gaming Machine .. I want 100% of it's power put into giving me the best gaming experience.

Awesome, you live in 1994

#7 Posted by xhawk27 (7390 posts) -

You know who uses the word Xbone? Kids that are around the age of 13. 

#8 Posted by killerneub (214 posts) -

You know who uses the word Xbone? Kids that are around the age of 13. 

xhawk27
Good one bro
#10 Posted by killerneub (214 posts) -
Does anyone honestly think there isn't a significant gap between the XBone and PS4 backgrond services
#11 Posted by Jaysonguy (37825 posts) -

Does anyone honestly think there isn't a significant gap between the XBone and PS4 backgrond serviceskillerneub

No, both system will be running the same things in the background.

#12 Posted by adders99 (2610 posts) -

The way I see it... I am currently running many apps and games etc on my 360 which is now ancient in terms of hardware... so I will be upgrading to the xbox one which is lightyears ahead of the 360 so its bound to be able to do what it currently does and more!

#13 Posted by Dom_Hawk_basic (404 posts) -

i'm going to attempt to address this in a technical manner, lets see how I do.

So first things first, Microsoft has indicated that the Xbox One will be able to run multiple services simultaneously, this does not include the operating system which is running the individual services. So, the operating systems that the Xbox One will be running are.... the Xbox OS, a stripped down basic version of Windows 8 and Hyper-V (this is a virtualization software which will allow the system to switch between these states(Xbox OS and Win8)) Now on a PC Windows 8 light in weight in comparison to Windows Vista and Windows XP, and some claim have an advantage over Win7, although I don't see it.

You're asking about the performance of the box. When it comes to watching television at the same time you game, this shouldn't cause your system much issues as it is not actually processing any video signal, it's just a pass through to the AVR or television, the console is not doing anything to the signal it receives from your cable box or other console you have plugged in.

So running other applications. What I can say there is even on a PC you can only run so much before your system slows down as the resources the operating system has access to are finite. For example I don't ever see Microsoft allowing you to run Photoshop or other photo editing software on the system, which wasn't specifically made for it. With there being a Windows 8 core in the system, it has been suggested the Xbox One store would be integrated with the other Microsoft Stores sometime in 2014, however, I think if this is the case that the Xbox One store experience would be extremely curated, and the system would not be given as wide access. Once again going back to other applications. Netflix and other streaming services all the processing is done on the server side and doesn't require hefty resources of your system which is why an Ipad can run Netflix, the only issue you may see there is game lag if you're playing online.

In closing, as an entertainment consumption device there isn't a heck of a lot you could consume simultaneously which would overload the system, and if you reach that limit Microsoft may task Hyper-V to manage the processes it deems need to be closed for smooth system operation. You should be fine multi-tasking.

#14 Edited by jcknapier711 (380 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

You know who uses the word Xbone? Kids that are around the age of 13.

Yay! I'm 13! I have my whole life ahead of me and can undo all the f0rk ups I've done!

#15 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (30 posts) -

Both consoles are actually getting TV capabilities. PlayStation TV?

#16 Posted by XxAK47xX (4724 posts) -

@Jaysonguy: yea so both of them are running background apps. Microsoft is a software company so they have a lot if background with that type if stuff. Even if it's not at launch the is will keep getting better and faster