Xbox’s Project Scorpio Hardware Revealed

Microsoft has released the full details for their mid-gen­er­a­tion con­sole update known as Project Scor­pio. Dig­i­tal Foundry was giv­en the first look at the console. 

The lay­man’s expla­na­tion is that Scor­pio is more pow­er­ful than both the Xbox One and PS4 Pro. It was capa­ble of run­ning a test ver­sion of Forza in native 4k and 60 FPS. Oth­er games will like­ly be able to do the same, but will need to have devel­op­ers sup­port the option for 4K and 60 FPS.

Games that don’t have Scor­pio sup­port will still see ben­e­fits. These games will see high­er or more sta­ble frame rate, faster load times, no screen tear­ing, and improve tex­ture fil­ter­ing. This will work sim­i­lar to back­wards com­pat­i­ble Xbox 360 games run­ning on Xbox One. The Scor­pio will also be able to cap­ture game­play at 4k and 60 FPS with its built in game DVR.

The full specs for the Scor­pio and cur­rent con­sole can be seen below.

  Project Scor­pio Xbox One PS4 Pro
CPU Eight cus­tom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz Eight cus­tom Jaguar cores clocked at 1.75GHz Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz
GPU 40 cus­tomised com­pute units at 1172MHz 12 GCN com­pute units at 853MHz (Xbox One S: 914MHz) 36 improved GCN com­pute units at 911MHz
Mem­o­ry Bandwidth 326GB/s DDR3: 68GB/s, ESRAM at max 204GB/s (Xbox One S: 219GB/s) 218GB/s
Hard Dri­ve 1TB 2.5‑inch 500GB/1TB/2TB 2.5‑inch 1TB 2.5‑inch
Opti­cal Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Blu-ray (Xbox One S: 4K UHD) Blu-ray

Despite the full tech reveal, there still is no spe­cif­ic release date, price, or name for the Scor­pio. E3 2017 will like­ly be the full reveal how­ev­er Xbox head Phil Spencer has expressed uncer­tain­ty about an E3 reveal. Regard­less Project Scor­pio is set to release this hol­i­day season. 

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