Microsoft today has the technical specifications of the new console Project Scorpio released. The details are discussed in detail in an exclusive video from Digital Foundry, which visited the developers.
The data is really impressive and even if you can't get the technical details down to the last corner. You can still clearly see the progress compared to the current consoles of the competition and the previous Xbox model.
But the sobering thing first, when it comes to price speculation, you end up in the 499 $ region, while the Playstation 4 Pro from Sony was much cheaper at the 399$ release.
Since the Scorpio comes up with a more powerful processor, 4 GB more memory, a faster hard drive and UHD Blu-ray drive, the higher price is more realistic.
The GPU does the announced 6 teraflops and the equipment with 12 gigabytes of GDDR5 Ram is also plentiful. When designing the GPU, Microsoft went against the current trends and is redefining the way consoles are built for themselves. As a result, they almost achieve the values of GPUs from the desktop PC competition.
Comparison Project Scorpio - PS4 - Xbox One
Some of the values in comparison:
• Scorpio - 8 custom cores (described as "evolved" Jaguar cores) clocked at 2.3 GHZ (x86)
• Xbox One - 8 Jaguar cores clocked at 1.75 GHZ
• PS4 Pro - 8 Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1 GHZ
• Scorpio - 40 customized computer units at 1172 Mhz
• Xbox One - 12 GCN compute units at 853 Mhz (914 Mhz on the S)
• PS4 Pro - 36 improved GCN compute units at 911 Mhz
Memory and memory bandwidth
• Scorpio - 12 GB GDDR5, 326 GB / s bandwidth
• Xbox One - 8 GB DDR3 + 32 MB ESRAM, 68 GB / s for DDR3 + 204 GB / s for ESRAM = 219 GB / s bandwidth
• PS4 Pro - 8 GB GDDR5, 218 GB / s bandwidth
• Scorpio - 1 TB HDD
• Xbox One - 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB HDD
• PS4 Pro - 1 TB HDD
• Scorpio - 4K UHD Blu-Ray
• Xbox One - Blu Ray on Xbox One, 4K UHD Blu-Ray on Xbox One S
• PS4 Pro - Blu-Ray
In conclusion, one can say that Microsoft is not just following the trend with this console, but making an impressive statement with the new hardware. The flagship game Forza 6 with extremely good graphics easily achieves 60 FPS with this computing power.
Unfortunately, details of the final name of the new console were not yet available. As part of the Xbox family, Project Scorpio will, however, be given an appropriate name.
You can find the video with the full details at the beginning of the article.