Are you curious to know how powerful Microsoft’s ‘Project Scorpio’ Xbox will look like? A detailed list of full specs for the living room console has been revealed in a series of articles co-written by Eurogamer and Digital Foundry, and to say the least, the device is packing up to become a sort of monster.
The system will each be made up of a CPU featuring eight custom x86 cores, clocked at 2.3 GHz, a custom GPU having 40 customized compute units clocked at 1172MHz – an “unprecedently high clock speed for a console,” as reported by Eurogamer – and also 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. Gamers will be allotted 1TB, 4K UHD Blu-ray drive and a 2.5 hard drive to toy with.
What do all these translate into for gaming? For the two outlets, there will be a Forza Motorsport demo operating at the default 4K and 60 frames per second. That does not imply that every other game will function this way – or very often – rather it is an optimistic measure of the console’s power.
“True” 4k gaming is complex; hence the PS4 Pro is incapable of performing it. (Rather, it makes use of an upscaling method which takes advantage of all those extra pixels on your TV). If Microsoft can execute that degree of functionality across its software, it would come as a major distinction from Sony.