At Microsoft’s E3 briefing last year, there was a very specific announcement that not many people saw coming. As well as a slimmer variant of the Xbox One announced, which has now released and looks and functions rather stylishly, the Project Scorpio was also announced.
The Xbox One S was hardly a surprise, no console before has ever released looking so heavily like it needs a slimmed down redesign, but I can’t think of many people accurately predicting the announcement of Project Scorpio. We have all been caught in a bit of excitement for a little while about this upcoming powerhouse of a console, well now we actually have some solid details released about it, and it makes for pretty reading!
Microsoft are advertising that Project Scorpio will be “The Worlds Most Powerful Console!” and what it is seemingly capable of is enough to make any non-PC gamer’s eyes water. Assuming this can be made to pay dividends in game, which is of the paramount importance, Microsoft could be bringing a game changer onto the market during the Holiday Season of 2017.
It’s stats press and surpass the PS4 Pro, which has had a solo time on the “Enhanced Console” front for a while now. Will its early release be enough to beat off the wondrous stats and specs of the new kid on the block: Scorpio? Only time will tell!
Here is the nitty gritty for you to get your teeth into:
- 1: Scorpio Engine
– With 6 Teraflops, 326GB/s of Memory Bandwidth and advanced, custom silicon, the Scorpio Engine is the most powerful console gaming processor ever created.
2: Vapour Chamber
– A first for home consoles, Project Scorpio’s Vapour Chamber uses advanced liquid cooling to ensure the Scorpio Engine stays cool.
3: Centrifugal Fan
– A supercharger-style Centrifugal Fan rapidly pulls in and compresses air to deliver maximum cooling with minimum noise.
4: Hovis Method
– To maximise performance and minimise power consumption, Project Scorpio uses the Hovis Method, a cutting edge digital power delivery system that custom tunes each console’s voltage.
Features of the upcoming Scorpio include:
– True 4K Gaming
– 4K UHD & Blu Ray
– 1TB Faster Hybrid HDD
– 12Gb DDR5 Memory
– 326Gb/s Memory Bandwidth
– HDR Games & Media
– 6 Terraflop GPU
– 2.3GHz Custom GPU
Microsoft have clearly gone all out with their design, I will likely be picking one up as soon as they’re available! Although something tells me between their release and Christmas Day, they are going to be a bugger to source so pre-order early to avoid disappointment!