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.