Xbox Scorpio Specifications Released

Posted: Apr 6 2017, 8:17am CDT | by , in Technology News


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Xbox Scorpio Specifications Released

Microsoft gave Digital Foundry direct access to the Xbox Scorpio hardware.

Microsoft invited Digital Foundry's Richard Leadbetter to get an exclusive look at the Xbox Scorpio hardware specification. Watch the video below to learn the about the Scorpio engine and all the details about the Xbox Scorpio power.

The Scorpio CPU has eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz. The Scorpio GPU has 40 customized compute units clocked at 1172MHz, pumping out the promised 6-teraflop performance. The Scorpio has 12GB of GDDR5 RAM, with a memory bandwidth of 326GB/s. Microsoft includes a faster 1TB 2.5-inch hard drive, and a UHD Blu-ray drive. Like Xbox One S, it has an integrated power supply, so no external power brick. The ports are identical to Xbox One S.

The CPU is about 30 percent faster than the one in the Xbox One. The GPU is 4.6 times more powerful than the Xbox One GPU. Games have 8GB more RAM, up from 5GB of much slower memory on Xbox One.

"In the wake of the Microsoft visit, I've little doubt that Project Scorpio will be a great piece of hardware. Xbox One S went above and beyond what we would expect from a second-gen 'slim' design - in a sense, the Xbox team regained its hardware mojo. But the technology, craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout the new device is simply first class (the only unknown remaining from my perspective is fan noise). It's entirely fair to say that with Xbox One, Microsoft lost technological leadership to Sony and PlayStation 4. Project Scorpio really is exactly the right reaction from the Xbox team in the face of Sony's success: in many respects, this is console hardware design pushed to a new level, with a meticulous focus on appealing to the core gamer," Rich Leadbetter concludes.

The Scorpio is going to be likely more powerful than the PS4 Pro as outlined in the video below.

Read the details on this Eurogamer report.

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