Rumor: Xbox Scorpio’s Hardware to be Unveiled by Microsoft in a Few Weeks
Windows Central reports that the hardware of the upcoming Xbox Scorpio will unveiled by Microsoft within the next few weeks, with games like Forza Motorsport 7, Crackdown 3 and State of Decay 2 will be used to showcase the console’s 4K capabilities. Microsoft will use the event to highlight the console’s increased power over the existing Xbox One.
Project Scorpio is expceted to run at 6 teraflops, putting it at a significant GPU advantage over the Xbox One, and its first competitor, the PlayStation 4 Pro that generates 4.2 teraflops.
“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.”
For more information check the source at Windows Central.