Project Scorpio RELEASE, FEATURES & NEWS

It’s official, the successor of Xbox One has some really impressive features. It’s called Project Scorpio and, as previously announced at the E3 2016, it is a console that will open a new era in the gaming industry. But what makes Project Scorpio such a powerful console? First of all the feature of playing 4K content with the graphic power of 6 TeraFLOPS and then many important innovations, such as a GDDR5 12GB RAM, the VR / 4K / UHD / Blu-ray support, a powerful GPU (40 customised compute units at 1172 MHz), 4.6 times more powerful than Xbox One’s, an improved CPU (8 custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz), 30% faster than the Xbox One’s, and a 326GB/s Memory Bandwidth. Watch this exclusive video about the Project Scorpio’s specs!

A key point of Project Scorpio is the Scorpio Engine, the new system on chip developed in conjunction with AMD. The new processor has a revolutionary improved workflow. Xbox Core’s Group Program Director Kevin Gammill says: “We […] leveraged the fact that we understand the AMD architecture really, really well now and how well it does on our games, so we were able to go through and examine a lot of the internal queues and buffers and caches and FIFOs that make up this very deep pipeline that, if you can find the right areas that are causing bottlenecks, for very small area [on the processor] we could increase those sizes and get effective wins”. Enjoy the official reveal trailer for Project Scorpio, the most powerful console ever created.

 

About 4K technology on Project Scorpio, Kevin Gammill says a few words: “To me, [4K] means a very specific set of things. It’s a lot more than delivering than those eight-million-plus pixels to the screen while playing games“, then it continues “It’s about delivering those pixels with 4K assets, so they look great. It’s about delivering those pixels with HDR and wide colour gamut fidelity. It’s about delivering those pixels with no loss of frame-rate compared to the 1080p version of that title – that’s super-important to us. Spatial audio adds to the immersive experience as well: to truly land that gameplay experience, it’s not just about what you see, but what you hear“.

 

Project Scorpio features 100% compatibility with Xbox 360 and Xbox One’s video games, thanks to  Microsoft’s backward compatibility programme. “From improved texturing filtering to faster loading times, Scorpio is set to flatter your existing Xbox One and 360 library in ways we didn’t expect“. Watch the video below and learn how Project Scorpio improves your Xbox 360 and Xbox One’s titles.

By the time the information about Project Scorpio’s release are very few, despite it was kept the promise of the reveal in early 2017. What we know is that Project Scorpio will mount a 1 TB hard drive and that the console’s price will lie between $499 and $599. There is even a lack of information about the name: some call it Xbox Scorpio, others Xbox One X. What will be the official name of the new Scorpio, what will be the launch price and what will be announced at the E3 2017 are questions we will answer in the upcoming days, so stay tuned and follow Astro Gamer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!