Microsoft Reveals Project Scorpio Specs, Here Is How It Compares To PS4 Pro

Microsoft has revealed the official specs for their Project Scorpio which is their next iteration in the Xbox hardware. This console promises true 4K gaming as its major feature while boosting backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 and Xbox One games. This essentially makes it the ultimate Xbox hardware for the fans.

Project Scorpio specs have finally been revealed and it was done by none other than Digital Foundry, who were invited by Microsoft to visit their development studio and have a look at the hardware in detail. The specs for Project Scorpio are pretty amazing for a console as it has 8 Core CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz. This is further amplified by 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM, 6 tera-flops GPU running 40 compute units at 1172 MHz and 326GB/s of memory bandwidth. These specs are a huge improvement over Xbox One and even a good leap over the PS4.

Digital Foundry has compared the specs of Project Scorpio with Xbox One and PS4 Pro, you can see them in the table below.

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

Project Scorpio is set to launch this year although there is no price revealed for it yet. Digital Foundry speculates that judging from the specs, the console can cost as much as $499, which will make it much more expensive than the PS4 Pro, currently retailing for $349. Even then, the PS4 Pro has yet to match the sales of the PS4 Slim so it should be interesting to see how the Xbox Scorpio manages to sell with its more expensive price tag.

Khurram Imtiaz

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