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Project Scorpio Specs Revealed

Listen, I’m going to be blunt with you, I don’t know what the hell most of this stuff means. But luckily for us, DigitalFoundry does. The team over there went to the source directly, flying out to Microsoft’s headquarters in Washington to get the first official specs on the upcoming console codenamed Project Scorpio.

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DigitalFoundry’s Richard Leadbetter says that he heard a great pitch on the console from Microsoft. Richard says that “4K ultra HD visuals to suit the new generation of televisions are clearly the target, but Microsoft’s solution means substantial spec upgrades over the Pro design in virtually all areas.” Shots fired.

For those interested in the official specs of Project Scorpio, feast your eyes below, complete with comparisons to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Pro:

CPU
Project Scorpio Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz
Xbox One Eight custom Jaguar cores clocked at 1.75GHz
PS4 Pro Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz
GPU
Project Scorpio 40 customized compute units at 1172MHz
Xbox One 12 GCN compute units at 853MHz (Xbox One S: 914MHz)
PS4 Pro 36 improved GCN compute units at 911MHz
Memory
Project Scorpio 12GB GDDR5
Xbox One 8GB DDR3/32MB ESRAM
PS4 Pro 8GB GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
Project Scorpio 326GB/s
Xbox One DDR3: 68GB/s, ESRAM at max 204GB/s (Xbox One S: 219GB/s)
PS4 Pro 218GB/s
Hard Drive
Project Scorpio 1TB 2.5-inch
Xbox One 500GB/1TB/2TB 2.5-inch
PS4 Pro 1TB 2.5-inch
Optical Drive
Project Scorpio 4K UHD Blu-ray
Xbox One Blu-ray (Xbox One S: 4K UHD)
PS4 Pro Blu-ray

While I’m reading that these specs certainly aren’t going to blow anyone away, especially the PC crowd, they are still better than the PlayStation 4 Pro and will likely allow Microsoft to keep Project Scorpio at a reasonable price point.

Checkout Leadbetter’s video below from DigitalFoundry. It’s quite informative. Expect much more on Project Scorpio at this year’s E3.

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.