Project Scorpio Details Finally Released


Following months of teasing, Microsoft finally released details about its Project Scorpio this week. First, Project Scorpio will be the most powerful home console. Project Scorpio will feature eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz, 40 Radeon computing units running at 1172MHz, 12GB of GDDR5 memory, a 1TB hard drive, 4K UHD Blu-ray optical drive and a memory bandwidth of 326GB/s.

In comparison to its competition, the PS4 Pro has 8GB of GDDR5 memory, 36 compute units running at 911MHz, eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz, a memory bandwidth of 218GB/s and it lacks a 4K optical drive. Microsoft is on an entirely different level when it comes to specifications and performance for its own 4K console.

On the topic of performance, Eurogamer had a chance to see a Forza  racing game demonstration running on Project Scorpio hardware and they came blown away by its capability. As Microsoft promised, the demo running at native 4K and was locked at a solid 60 frames per second. But not only was the console able to run the power intensive demo without a hitch, GPU utilization was still under 70%.This means that there is even still more room for improvement when it comes to game development on this new console.

Unfortunately, Eurogamer wasn’t able to flush any additional information from Microsoft about a price, an official name or release date for the console, but based on what Eurogamer saw, they believe that Scorpio is right on track for a holiday launch this Christmas.