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:
|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|
|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|
|Project Scorpio||12GB GDDR5|
|Xbox One||8GB DDR3/32MB ESRAM|
|PS4 Pro||8GB GDDR5|
|Xbox One||DDR3: 68GB/s, ESRAM at max 204GB/s (Xbox One S: 219GB/s)|
|Project Scorpio||1TB 2.5-inch|
|Xbox One||500GB/1TB/2TB 2.5-inch|
|PS4 Pro||1TB 2.5-inch|
|Project Scorpio||4K UHD Blu-ray|
|Xbox One||Blu-ray (Xbox One S: 4K UHD)|
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.