Microsoft's New Scorpio Console Is a Real Performance Beast

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Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Project Scorpio console has been teased for a while, but an early look at the Xbox One update is coming from an unexpected source. The Scorpio SoC has eight custom x86 CPU cores running at 2.3 GHz. The GPU is clocked at 1172MHz, a significant increase over the Xbox One GPU's 853MHz clock speeds. The tech wizards say that this can run Forza tech demo with 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. The reveal sent exciting shivers down the gamers throughout the world, as it promised to be the most powerful console ever built with insane computing powers. But the technology, craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout the new device is simply first class (the only unknown remaining from my perspective is fan noise). Microsoft tells us they aren't doing interviews after the reveal. The console will achieve 4K gaming plus future-proof itself for a couple of years. Project Scorpio is finally putting console gaming up to par with the PC experience. The Scorpio appears to be a really big jump up from what we now have but that also probably means a pretty big price point as well.

Microsoft has been lagging with gaming consoles in the past few years.

Others are impressed by the hardware but are withholding judgment until Microsoft reveals more games to take advantage of it. The chart also contains specs for all three systems and the CPU, GPU, Memory, Memory Bandwidth, Hard Drive and Optical Drive. Interestingly, Xbox Project Scorpio doesn't require games to specifically be designed for the platform, and will also run Xbox One games.

The full list of Xbox Scorpio specs can be seen below.

  • Carolyn Briggs