Xbox Project Scorpio Full Specifications Revealed [Video]

Project Scorpio full specs have been revealed by Microsoft and Eurogamer Digital Foundry. Microsoft previously revealed a number of Project Scorpio’s Specs, but now they have unveiled a lot more for all the curious fans worldwide.

Thanks to Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry, who keep a very close contact with the hardware of all major consoles and PCs. Digital Foundry has released a detailed blog on the newly introduced video game console Project Scorpio by Microsoft.

Project Scorpio Specifications

So far, we only knew a handful of the Scorpio’s specs. From what Microsoft told earlier, we only knew that the Project Scorpio is laced with a powerful 6 teraflops GPU,  and it supports 4K. After the new specs reveal we finally know all about this super powerful console. Following are the details of Xbox Scorpio specs.

  • CPU Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz
  • GPU 40 customized compute units at 1172MHz
  • Memory 12GB GDDR5
  • Memory Bandwidth 326GB/s
  • Hard Drive 1TB 2.5-inch
  • Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray

So, for all those who were thinking that the Scorpio will use an AMD Ryzen processor, Microsoft seems to be sticking with the custom Jaguar-based processor. Check out the Digital Foundry’s video on Project Scorpio specs below.

The GPU on Project Scorpio

Jaguar processors were introduced by AMD in the midst of 2013. Xbox One, PS4, and PS4 Pro are all using the Jaguar-based chips made by AMD. Moreover, the new x86 cores of the new Project Scorpio are in total 31 percent faster than the Xbox One. So, a solid reason for Microsoft to not use the Ryzen processors might just be this difference of speeds. According to Digital Foundry, impressively, Microsoft’s Custom Jaguar-based GPU runs at a speed of 1172MHz. This is collectively a big increase in GPU speed over both the Xbox One and PS4 Pro. Xbox One GPU runs at 853MHz and the PS4 Pro’s GPU leaps to a maximum of 911MHz.

This is an immense amount of power that the new Xbox Scorpio offers. Microsoft has a lot of plans for this kind of power. They believe that all the 900p and 1080p games of Xbox One will be able to run on Scorpio at native 4K on Xbox Scorpio. So, all the Xbox One games fans, get ready to enjoy your favorite games on Scorpio in native 4K.

A report suggests that all the Xbox One and Xbox 360 games are going to have a noticeable change in the performance. This gets into a contrast with the PlayStation 4 Pro. PS4 Pro recently got a boost mode upgrade that added a number on improvements to the games. It now requires custom patches for any specific game upgrades.

MIcrosoft’s Forza 7 Performance Demonstration of Project Scorpio

Unfortunately, Digital Foundry wasn’t able to test the console fully with a game running on it. But, Microsoft has definitely done that. They have provided with a Forza7 performance demonstration with the new and innovative Xbox Scorpio engine. During the demonstration, the engine was running at native 4K and was locked at 60fps. The utilization of GPU remained in between 60 to 70 during the test. This suggests that the console had still more power to put in.

Project Scorpio Looks and Ports

While Microsoft isn’t going to reveal any information on what Project Scorpio looks like, it’s price, or the name if there is any other than the “Project Scorpio”, Digital Foundry was able to collect some info for on the ports. According to Digital Foundry, the rear end of the console is based on the design of Xbox One S, The device lacks the Kinect port. However, there is the HDMI port available on the device. Microsoft has also told that the Scorpio will have a 4K Blu-ray optical drive connected to the console as well.

Innovative Cooling System

All the hardcore and top notch hardware lovers will be delighted to know that the console has a Vapor-chamber cooling system. Vapor-chamber is mostly installed on high-end PCs and gaming cards such as GTX 1080. All of this and the other tech is concealed in a casing that’s called “Compact”. It has an integrated power supply attached to the system as well.

Spatial Surround Sound System

Microsoft has plans to further pack the console with a Spatial Surround Sound System as well. Xbox One will also be able to take advantage of this innovative step by Microsoft. The Spatial Surround Sound system will help mostly the 7.1 setups. Microsoft is also going to add the proprietary format in the console named as HRTF. The HRTF is developed by the HoloLense team.

Al this information suggests that on Xbox Scorpio, Windows Mixed Reality Headset Support will also be available on Project Scorpio. The WMRH is going to be available next year, Microsoft claims.

According to Digital Foundry, the final form factor of the Project Scorpio will be fully revealed at the E3 gaming expo this year. This suggests that Microsoft is planning to showcase their latest powerful console at an event prior to their E3 press release. As E3 is going to be held in June, all eyes will be sticking to the event. That’s also when the players will be able to know what exclusive titles are set to launch with the Project Scorpio.

Source: TheVerge