From the original Xbox to the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One to the Xbox… Scorpio. Microsoft really outdid themselves this time on the naming convention, — from numbers to zodiac sign. But don’t let this weird names make you forget the fact that the Xbox Scorpio will be one heck of a console.
Microsoft has promised all gamers that their next console dubbed as Xbox Scorpio, will be “the most powerful console ever.” At may sound like the typical Apple tagline but the big company delivered on that promise by giving everyone its internal specs. And if you look at it closely, it sure is the most powerful console by a long shot. Leaving the PS4 and PS4 pro in the dust. Check out the specifications together with the Xbox One and PS4 Pro:
- Scorpio: Eight Custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz
- One: Eight custom Jaguar cores clocked at 1.75Ghz
- PS4 Pro: Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz
- Scorpio: 40 customized compute units at 1172MHz
- One: 12 GCN compute units at 853MHz
- PS4 Pro: 36 improved GCN compute units at 911MHz
- Scorpio: 12GB GDDR5
- One: 8GB DDR3
- PS4 Pro: 8GB GDDR5
- Scorpio: 326GB/s
- One: 204GB/s
- PS4 Pro: 218GB/s
- Scorpio: 1TB 2.5-inch
- One: 500GB / 1TB / 2TB 2.5-inch
- PS4 Pro: 1TB 2.5-inch
- Scorpio: 4K UHD Blu-ray
- One: HD Blu-ray
- PS4 Pro: 4K Blu-ray
With these specifications, you’ll know right off the bat that it defeats every single consoles in the market right now. Those number of compute units and teraflops albeit not tested yet, makes it look like that we have achieved an impossible dream. Microsoft even stated that it can run Forza tech demo at 60 frames-per-second while in 4K resolution. Imagine that. PS4 is definitely an upgraded PS4, but the Xbox Scorpio is another console by itself.
“All existing Xbox games (including Xbox One Backward Compatible titles) will run smoother, look better and load faster without requiring an update or any work from developers. All games running on Project Scorpio will achievemore consistent framerates, faster load times, improved anisotropic filtering, and will run at their peak resolution if the title implemented dynamic scaling. In addition, developers will also have the option to update existing titles to further take full advantage of Project Scorpio’s advanced capabilities including full 4K assets and 4K resolution.”
But that doesn’t mean that Sony is truly defeated. For the Xbox Scorpio to truly take the throne, the company will have to promise gamers an impressive lineup of games that’s typically found on the other side.
Xbox Scorpio is slated to be released this fall. No attached price tag yet.