Full system specifications for the upcoming Xbox Project Scorpio are now out in the open and the system looks to deliver impressive levels of performance. In fact, it’s so powerful that it can run games at 4K resolution and 60 frames-per-second, according to Eurogamer.
The rumoured six teraflops of computing power have been confirmed, which is set to make it the most powerful console ever made. To put that in perspective, this will make Project Scorpio 50% more powerful than PS4 Pro and three times more powerful than the base Xbox One and PS4 models.
Having Project Scorpio be such a powerhouse could help to turn Microsoft’s fortunes around if consumers can be convinced to upgrade from their Xbox One or PS4. Whilst Microsoft haven’t provided official sales numbers, industry analysists believe only half as many Xbox One units have been sold than the PS4, according to Arstechnica. Current Xbox One owners are given an incentive to upgrade as Project Scorpio will have backwards compatibility for all Xbox One titles and will play them at an increased performance level.
For the tech literate and enthusiasts, Digital Foundry have provided details on the key specifications of Project Scorpio:
- CPU with eight custom x86 cores, clocked at 2.3GHz
- GPU with 40 custom unit, clocked at 1172MHz
- 12GB of GGDR5 RAM
- 1TB 2.5 inch ahrd drive
- Integrated power supply (i.e. no power brick)
- 8GB of dedicated games memory (three more than the Xbox One)
- 4K Blu-ray optical drive
It is noteworthy that Project Scorpio will be able to play 4K Blu-ray, something that PS4 Pro has received criticism for not having as a feature.
The release date for Project Scorpio has yet to be announced and, whilst not an official price, Digital Foundry has estimated the console will cost $499.00 at launch.