Microsoft announces Project Scorpio Xbox One Console

Microsoft announces Project Scorpio Xbox One Console

Microsoft announces Project Scorpio Xbox One Console

Microsoft announces Project Scorpio Xbox One Console


Microsoft announces Project Scorpio Xbox One Console, which features a new 8-core CPU and a GPU with 6TFLOPS of compute performance and 320GB/s of memory bandwidth. 

Right now we do not know if this new console will be using a new AMD APU, or separate CPU and GPU units. If this new console is powered by an AMD GPU it will have GPU performance that is roughly equivalent to an AMD R9 390X, making this unit more than powerful enough for VR gaming.  

  Microsoft announces Project Scorpio Xbox One Console


Microsoft says that this console is the "most powerful console ever" and is set to release in Holiday 2017.  Xbox One games will be able to work on both the original Xbox One as well as Project Scorpio, allowing gamers to continue to play on the original Xbox One even after the release of Project Scorpio. 


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13-06-2016, 15:00:51

Depending on how many games they bring on PC, makes the buying of an Xbox questionableQuote

13-06-2016, 15:11:22

This has been announced because they know the Xbox One is technologically inferior to the current PS4.

Sony need Microsoft to keep them on their toes but one can't help think that Microsoft would be better off partnering with someone like Steam and just go PC :/Quote

13-06-2016, 15:35:24

Xbox one has 1.31TFLOPs of compute performance. Safe to say this is nearly 4x the amount of power in the GPU alone.

Don't think you could fit a single 8 core chip and a 6TFLOP GPU on one die, considering those types of GPUs take up massive amounts of die area now, it'll probably be an 8 Core Zen and a AMD GPU equal, so probably the 480 when considering it will take more than a year to plan out, the hardware out now is what will go into it, unless they do somewhat radically different. This is assuming it's AMD. Which it is guaranteed to be.Quote

13-06-2016, 18:09:31

I think Microsoft may have shown their hand a little early. Nintendo did this with the Wii U and this ultimately flopped....I know you can't really compare Nintendo to Microsoft as 3rd party dev's never really like working with Nintendo...but its possible the same pattern could be seen here.Quote

13-06-2016, 19:08:01

Seems MS and Sony are both going down the same route for their midlife update consoles.

It makes sense as long as the games can play across new and old versions of each. I'm not sure what it would mean for the developers though, there was talk of having different versions for the PS4 on one disc so could be similar. Enhanced graphics or frame rates for the Scorpio etc.

I'm keen for the cross play to become more standard and I think MS are after the living room HTPC and gaming market.Quote

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