The final specs for Microsoft’s Project Scorpio have been revealed, and based on these specs, Microsoft’s enhanced Xbox will deliver.
Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry was given an exclusive look at Microsoft’s mid-gen console refreshment, and the specs surely sound promising. During the Scorpio reveal last year, Microsoft promised
6 teraflops of computing power and Eurogamer has confirmed that Microsoft has achieved this performance. Check out the Scorpio spec reveal down below:
The Scorpio will sport an eight-core custom Jaguar x86 (evolved) CPU clocked at 2.3Ghz. This is roughly 30% faster than the CPU of the original Xbox, which is clocked at 1.75Ghz. While this might seem a modest upgrade on the CPU side, the GPU truly is “a beast” according to Eurogamer. Being approximately 4.6 times stronger that original Xbox One GPU, the Scorpio’s GPU uses 40 customized computing units clocked at a whopping 1172Mhz.
Microsoft’s evolved Xbox console uses 12GB of GDDR5 RAM and a memory bandwidth of 326GB/s – that’s an amount of fast memory available. While the original Xbox One could only use 5GB of slower memory, the Scorpio has 8GB of faster GDDR5 memory available for its games.
In addition, Project Scorpio features an UHD Blu-ray drive and faster 1TB 2.5-inch HDD.
Based on the revealed specifications, the Scorpio not only has the potential to run Xbox One titles in native 4K resolution, it also has enough juice left to offer visual enhancements such as higher quality graphics and smoother framerates. The ForzaTech demo that was shown to Eurogamer, ran at native 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, while only using 60-70% of the console’s resources. When graphics settings were increased to the equivalent of Forza Motorsport Apex’s ultra-settings, Scorpio still didn’t have a hard time rendering the racer.
It seems that Microsoft has really pushed console hardware to a higher new level with the Scorpio and we can’t wait for the console to release this holiday season.