The Xbox Scorpio will be announced this Thursday at 2pm UK

The Xbox Scorpio will be announced this Thursday at 2pm UK

The Xbox Scorpio will be announced this Thursday at 2pm UK

The Xbox Scorpio will be announced this Thursday at 2pm UK

 
Eurogamer's Digital Foundry have announced that they will be revealing Microsoft's Xbox One Project Scorpio this Thursday at 2pm here in the UK (6am Pacific time), officially revealing some of the hardware and software improvements that will be available on this new console gaming platform. 
 
 
       To clear up the speculation: @digitalfoundry will have an exclusive Xbox Scorpio reveal on @eurogamer this Thursday at 2pm UK / 6am Pacific.

  

The Xbox Scorpio will be announced this Thursday at 2pm UK

 

At this time not much is known about Microsoft's new Scorpio games console, though the company has stated that it would feature a 6TFLOP GPU, which is a significant improvement over the PS4 Pro's 4.12TFLOP offering.   

This will make Project Scorpio over 4.5x more powerful than the Xbox One in terms of GPU horsepower, though at this time the system's other specifications are unknown. 

 

You can join the discussion on Microsoft's Project Scorpio on the OC3D Forums

 

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04-04-2017, 12:39:27

NeverBackDown
It's probably using a rx480. But I'd really hope they beefed up the CPU a lot more than what the PS4 pro did, it's still a limiting factor in performance.Quote

04-04-2017, 12:59:09

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
It's probably using a rx480. But I'd really hope they beefed up the CPU a lot more than what the PS4 pro did, it's still a limiting factor in performance.
It is a lot more complex that just adding Polaris to an APU. The PS4 Pro uses features graphics IP that is beyond Polaris, it is fair to expect that the Scorpio will do the same. Have a pseudo-Vega GPU in their APU.

CPU wise it is hard to know what MS did with the Scorpio, are they still using Jaguar cores at higher clocks, move to improved Bobcat cores or dare I say it Zen? It would be interesting to see if a Ryzen 4c/8t CPU could emulate a Jaguar 8-core to play XB1 games.

We should hear more on Thursday,Quote

04-04-2017, 14:16:07

NeverBackDown
I know it's more complex, I should have said it's probably using a version of Polaris 10. I do doubt Vega though. It's either one or the other and probably can't be a mix, based on complety different core architectures and all.

But since it needs backwards compatibility, Its hard to say if Zen could be emulated for Jaguar, if it did, it would significantly reduce the time it takes for games to come out or if old games even got a patch update. I would suspect bobcat is the most likely culprit but significantly clocked higher, I would hope no less than 3ghz, and hopefully very very high clocked memory.Quote

04-04-2017, 15:47:32

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I know it's more complex, I should have said it's probably using a version of Polaris 10. I do doubt Vega though. It's either one or the other and probably can't be a mix, based on complety different core architectures and all.

But since it needs backwards compatibility, Its hard to say if Zen could be emulated for Jaguar, if it did, it would significantly reduce the time it takes for games to come out or if old games even got a patch update. I would suspect bobcat is the most likely culprit but significantly clocked higher, I would hope no less than 3ghz, and hopefully very very high clocked memory.
The CPU on the Xbox One is clocked at 1.75GHz, which leaves plenty of room for improvement with a simple overclock. The Ps4 pro is clocked at 2.3, with the PS4 coming at 1.6GHz.

The Project Scorpio won't be Vega, but if Sony could use features from further down the roadmap than Polaris there is no reason why Project Scorpio can't.

While Vega is a hugely different design from Polaris it isn't a from the ground up redesign like Ryzen. Vega just has huge improvements on many of the architecture's constituent parts. There is no reason why certain aspects of Vega cannot be present in Scorpio.

The PS4 Pro already uses "rapid packed math" to allow two 16-bit operations to be used instead of a single 32-bit operation. Some other parts that are linked to the work distributor/scheduler are also present in the PS4 Pro, though Sony and AMD have been light on the details.

I hope that MS will share a lot of new info on Friday, as I am very interested in seeing what they are bringing to the table.Quote

04-04-2017, 17:05:19

NeverBackDown
Well anything is possible. Especially since they are taking much longer than Sony did to build this system. Hopefully good things will come.
I'd also be super excited for a trade in program, turn in your old Xbox or Xbox S, get cash and put it towards the ScorpioQuote
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