Earlier today Digital Foundry released the specs for Microsoft’s upcoming Project Scorpio. The article is very tech heavy when it comes to breaking down the specs for Microsoft’s next console so here is a quick snapshot which shows what the console can offer compared to the Xbox One and PS4 Pro.
The key points to take from these specs is the increased memory and custom CPU/GPU. With the increased memory in Project Scorpio, games will go from using just 5GB of RAM to 8GB with the other 4GB being reserved for the system. The custom CPU will be 30 per cent faster and the GPU is 4.6 times more powerful than the Xbox One’s. Along with this Microsoft are making a strong push for 4K gaming. For those of you who don’t have a 4K TV well there’s still good news because even at 1080p the Scorpio will push the games to its limit as opposed to the PS4 Pro requiring you to have 4K TV.
All Xbox One games are guaranteed to work better on the Scorpio along with any Xbox 360 games that are currently available via backwards compatibility. Not only that but you will also be able to capture gameplay from the consoles DVR at a full 4K resolution and at 60FPS.
Digital Foundry have no information to share on the exact release date for Project Scorpio or how much it will cost but they have estimated the price tag to be around $499. We can expect so see the actual console at E3 showcasing some of the titles Microsoft plans to unveil there.
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