Over the years there have been a fierce competition between Sony and Microsoft in the gaming arena, always trying to surpass each other, and Microsoft have failed, until now, to have a better hardware game console. Both models, PS4 Slim and Ps4 PRO are better hardware equipped that their counterparts, the Xbox One and Xbox One S (except maybe for the disk player in Xbox One S which is a 4K BD, that Sony didn’t use because of costs issues).
But all that is about to change.
Microsoft is aiming to build the more powerful gaming console to this day. It´s called Project Scorpio, and thanks to an exclusive interview that Microsoft offered to Digital Foundry, we now know it´s specs:
- Main processor Single chip 8 cores x86-64 2.3 GHz custom processor
- Graphics: 6 Teraflops, HDR support
- Memory: 12GB DDR5
- Memory Bandwidth: 326 GB/s
- Storage: 1 TB
- Disk Drive: 4K BD drive
If you read my last post, Should I wait for Xbox Scorpio, you can compare the specs between the PS4 Pro and the Scorpio console, and finally Microsoft will surpass Sony´s hardware.
This is what Microsoft promises us that Xbox Scorpio will be able to do:
- Native 4K gaming support
- HDR support for compatible TV sets
- Compatibility with all Xbox One games and accessories
- Upscaling and graphics enhancing of all previews games
- Lots of games already under development.
Microsoft is already shipping it´s device kit for game publishers.
There are still questions unanswered, like final price, final name and appearance. I expect that all these questions will be answered on June 11 in the Microsoft Conference in E3 2017
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