Project Scorpio is an upcoming console that we have waiting some time for, it’s set to be the end of console generations and has long been rumoured to be the console machine that gamers have been waiting for.
However, Microsoft hasn’t revealed much about it to date, only teasing the features that it might have.
Today things are slightly different as the guys over at Digital Foundry (EuroGamer) have got their hands on some new information about the console, revealing a full set of specifications about the console after they were invited by Microsoft to take a look at the project.
Here’s what they revealed compared to the current Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Pro.
|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||12GB GDDR5||8GB DDR3/32MB ESRAM||8GB GDDR5|
|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|
As you can see, this console tops both of the current consoles in every aspect, offering more processing power, more memory and more graphics, particularly in terms of 4K playback.
Digital Foundry also noted that the system will be similar to that of the Xbox One S, featuring an integrated power supply and a compact body, but with “state-of-the-art cooling” and more performance, noting the following:
“We saw a Forza Motorsport demo running on the machine at native 4K and Xbox One equivalent settings, and it hit 60 frames per second with a substantial performance overhead – suggesting Scorpio will hit its native 4K target across a range of content, with power to spare to spend on other visual improvements. And while 4K is the target, Microsoft is paying attention to 1080p users, promising that all modes will be available to them.”
And to make things a little easier to understand they released the following video, which provides an overall look at the specs.
They also released another video to show how Scorpio will improve your current Xbox One games and Xbox 360 games, as the new console will be fully backwards compatible.
We aren’t going to go through the full details in this article as Digital Foundry have already done a great job at that, you can read their full article at the source link below.