This week, our own Major Nelson sat down for a podcast interview with Marc Whitten, Xbox chief product officer, to talk about Xbox One, including new details about the state of the platform, juicy hardware specs and much more. According to Marc, this is when Xbox One evolves from specs and theory to reality, and in order to ensure the console is working flawlessly, the team has kicked off the Xbox One internal beta. Xbox One consoles are currently in the homes of lucky Microsoft employees who are putting it through its paces and working closely with the development team to get everything ready for launch. In the podcast, Marc also talks about the work the team is doing to maximize the power of Xbox One’s hardware. For example, during Xbox One’s product development, they increased its GPU clock speed from 800 MHZ to 853 MHz. In addition, since E3, a new graphics driver, internally referred to as the “mono driver,” has been installed and is 100% optimized for Xbox One. Marc also hints about more exciting Xbox One news that fans can expect at gamescom, and also touches on the rest of this week’s news about Smart Match, Reputation, Enforcement United and Community Level Program. You can listen to the full podcast on Major Nelson’s blog.