Well, it’s no longer looking like we’ll have to wait until E3 2017 to find out what’s in the box.
A major gaming outlet recently visited Microsoft to take a look at Project Scorpio’s internals, ahead of a planned exclusive blowout of coverage.
Forza Motorsport 7 was utilized to showcase Scorpio’s power, which we revealed recently has been planned for some time as a headline title to exemplify the power of the next Xbox.
Forza Motorsport 7 will run at a 4K resolution on Project Scorpio, and if our information is to be believed, it’ll look truly stunning.
It looks as though Project Scorpio’s specifications could be revealed as early as next week, potentially putting an end to long-standing debates over whether it would be using the latest Ryzen CPU tech from AMD, or something a little older. Specifically, we have heard Thursday could be the day all of this comes to pass, but take that with a pinch of salt for now.
It looks as though Project Scorpio’s specifications could be revealed as early as next week.
Either way, Project Scorpio is slated to run at 6 teraflops (TF), putting it at a significant GPU advantage over the Xbox One, and its chief competitor, the 4.2 TF PlayStation 4 Pro.
Project Scorpio ditches the Xbox One’s ESRAM, picking up 12GB of GDDR5 memory, vs. the Xbox One’s 8GB DDR3 and 32MB of static ESRAM. Developers will still have to optimize against the Xbox One’s ESRAM, however, as games are not allowed to be exclusive to Scorpio by policy. All titles arriving on Scorpio (save for VR) will also be available on Xbox One, albeit with lower resolutions.
We’ve also heard that Project Scorpio will sport an incredibly “compact” design, owing to advances in cooling. Considering Microsoft is known for cramming powerful hardware into small packages from its Intel-powered Surface tablets, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft is leveraging the full breadth of its industrial design team to make Scorpio as impressive as possible. For instance, we recently outed the fact that Scorpio will also sport an internal power supply, ditching the clunky power bricks of yesteryear.
If you’re anxious to find out what’s next in store for team Xbox, the wait is almost over. Until then, hit the link below for a collection of every scrap of information we’ve gathered on Project Scorpio so far. Oh, by the way, it’s April 2nd where I am, so no, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke!