While Sony unveiled its masterpiece, the Play Station 4 Pro, a veil of mystery still falls upon Microsoft’s purported Xbox Scorpio. At this time, the official launch date is still unknown as is the price of what the company claims to be the most powerful console designed so far. If something is clear, however, is that everything revolves around improved graphics, a better graphics card, superior visuals, and improved details. To sum it up, it’s all about graphics with the Xbox Scorpio.
Xbox Scorpio Specs
So far, Microsoft did not name any specific CPU for its gaming console. However, it will most likely be an 8-core AMD processor. The company says it exceeds by far the computing prowess of the Play Station 4 Pro. Also, if there is any truth to the speculation passed during the most recent CES edition, the CPU will most likely be based on Microsoft’s Ryzen technology.
Furthermore, Microsoft claims the Scorpio will feature no less than 320 Gb per second of memory bandwidth and a processor capable of 6 teraflops of performance. While the PS Pro comes with a respectable 218 Gb per second of memory bandwidth and 4.2 teraflops of performance, it visibly falls behind the next generation Xbox.
So far, Microsoft has been boasting about the Scorpio’s 4K visuals. If the rumors are true, Sony will find itself in a tough spot, especially of the Scorpio comes at or near the PS 4 Pro’s price. Even though prices for 4k TVs have dropped considerably, the costs still remain high for a device with superior visuals.
While Nvidia’s flagship graphics card, the GTX 1080 comes with performances ranging from 9 to 11 teraflops, the price also burns a whole through most PC enthusiasts’ pockets, coming in at $550 for the cheapest version.
Even if the Xbox Scorpio has less computing power in terms of visual performance, it is already known that gaming consoles can do more with much less teraflops than PCs. Hence, Microsoft aims for gamers who do not already have a high-end Windows 10 gaming PC for which users could expect to get $1000 or even more out of their pockets.
Ultimately, even though Microsoft has a habit of releasing its gaming consoles in November, on this occasion, the time frame has been limited to only the holidays.
Image Source: Pixabay