Eager fans got some of what they were waiting for Microsoft earlier this month as the company announced details and technical specifications for Project Scorpio that’s set to launch sometime in Q4 this year. The long awaited console is going to be the company’s most powerful to date. Keep reading for a rundown of some things you want to know in regards to Project Scorpio.
1. Scorpio has no fewer than six teraflops, which is fantastic compared to the X-box One. It also bodes well against its competitors too and is around 30 percent higher than Sony’s Playstation 4 Pro. For all you technical bods, the GPU consists of 40 custom compute units and is clocked at 1172 MHz.
2. Scorpio uses a system-on-chip design that houses both the graphics and central processing units. This is also where you’ll find the system’s 8-core CPU that’s clocked at 2.3 GHz. Like most other consoles out there including Playstation 4 and Xbox One, Scorpio’s SOC is made by AMD and will be cooled by a vapor chamber solution. A fan will also be mounted on top the SOC to expel hot air back out of the console.
3. Memory is no problem worth Scorpio and it has a 12GB GDDR5 system to really show off. Around 8GB of that will be dedicated to games with the other 4GB focusing on background processes and overhead. The total memory bandwidth of Scorpio will be around 326 GB/s, compared to PS4 Pro’s measly 218 GB/s.
4. As a demonstration, the Forzatech engine was used to run Scorpio alongside the reveal of its specs. Pushing out 60 frames per second and a 4k resolution certainly got itself noticed, and there’s still more to give. Of course, Scorpio’s performance will vary depending on the game played, but so far, so good.
5. Project Scorpio fully supports backward compatibility and both Xbox One and Xbox 360 backward-compatible games will work on the console.
6. At the end of the day, it’s more powerful than the PS4 Pro (on paper) and easy for developers to work on. According to Microsoft, the Forza demo was put together in just two days.
What more could you ask for?
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