Digital Foundry has revealed the Xbox Scorpio specs after being invited by Microsoft to their Redmond campus in Seattle. Microsoft has delivered.
XBOX SCORPIO SPECS:
- 8 Core 2.3GHz Processer
- 40 Compute Units at 1171MHz
- 12GB GDDR5 Ram
- 326GB/s Bandwidth
- 1TB HDD
- 4K UHD Blu-ray Player
— 💬 Larry Hryb (@majornelson) April 6, 2017
Okay, cool. But what does that mean?
“The CPU is about 30 per cent faster than the Xbox One’s. The GPU is 4.6 times more powerful than Xbox One’s. What matters just as much, though, is the huge amount of very fast memory available. Even with 4GB reserved for the system, games have a whole 8GB to play with, up from 5GB of much slower memory on Xbox One. That means fast streaming of very high-quality art assets, which will really help at the 4K ultra HD resolutions that Microsoft is gunning for.” writes Eurogamer.
It also means Xbox Scorpio will be the most powerful console, ever!
We haven’t seen any actual gameplay on Xbox Scorpio, however the reveal also included a Forza demo, which is a stress test based on the Forza Motorsport 6 engine and according to Eurogamer, they smashed it.
“At the same graphics quality settings as Xbox One, the demo ran at a full 4K resolution, at a perfect 60 frames per second. For Xbox One to do this at a standard HD resolution of 1080p uses about 90 per cent of that console’s power. Scorpio was only using 60-70 per cent of its resources to run this demo. The graphics settings were then ramped up to the equivalent of the ultra settings on the PC game Forza Motorsport Apex, and Scorpio still didn’t break a sweat.”
Xbox Scorpio is “hardcore” and is set for a Q4 2017 release. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the latest.