Microsoft revealed the tech specs of the Project Scorpio console to Digital Foundry. According to that report, the Project Scorpio stats make it a more significant update than what we got with the PS4 Pro. Digital Foundry calls the Scorpio, “console hardware design pushed to a new level, with a meticulous focus on appealing to the core gamer.”
The full tech specifications for the Scorpio are below:
- CPU: Eight custom x86 cores
- GPU: 6 teraflops
- RAM: 12GB GDDR5
- Memory bandwidth: 326GB/s
- Vapour-chamber cooling
- 1TB Hard Drive
Basically, the CPU is about 30% faster than Xbox One’s, and the Scorpio’s GPU is 4.6 times more powerful. Its RAM and hard drive read speeds are also improved, which will make 4K gaming even easier than we’d have expected.
Digital Foundry could not state a name or price (although they do estimate the console clocking in at around $499 based on the specifications and comments from Microsoft), but they did confirm that the Scorpio will have identical output ports as the Xbox One S.
So if you were looking for an upgrade on your day-one Xbox One console, you might want to stick it out for the Scorpio, even though we have no idea when that console will be out. The performance boost is definitely going to be worth it, moreso than the upgrade from the PS4 to PS4 Pro.
Or you can just stick it out for the next generation of consoles, if you think spending another $500 on a console update is a bit too steep. Which is fair.
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