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Microsoft has promised that their next console, Scorpio, will be “the most powerful console ever,” and today the company delivered on that promise, revealing a set of beefy specs that, in terms of raw power, surpass any video game console on the market today.Microsoft also says that Scorpio can offer improvements to those older Xbox games including more consistent framerates, better textures, and faster load times.
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Project Scorpio is based on an evolved version of the same x86 custom AMD Jaguar SoC, with the same 8-core CPU with 4MB L2 cache but clocked to 2.3GHz from the 1.75GHz on the original Xbox One, which makes it roughly 30% more powerful. The GPU gets an even bigger bump, with 40 compute units, up from 12 on the Xbox One and 36 on the PS4 Pro with a massive 1172MHz clock speed on top, up from the 853MHz on the Xbox One and 911MHz on the PS4 Pro. This makes it 4.6x more powerful than the Xbox One GPU. Looking back at the compute power, the Scorpio manages 6 TFLOPs while the Xbox One could achieve only 1.31 TFLOPs. This is a huge boost by any stretch of imagination.
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While the Xbox One had 8GB DDR3 memory with additional faster but smaller ESRAM, the Scorpio goes for standard GDDR5 like the PS4 Pro, except instead of 8GB like the Pro it has 12GB of it. Out of the 12GB, the OS takes about 4GB but that still leaves 8GB for all your games, 3GB more than the Xbox One and PS4 Pro.Working alongside all that horsepower is faster and increased memory. While the Xbox One had 8GB DDR3 memory with additional faster but smaller ESRAM, the Scorpio goes for standard GDDR5 like the PS4 Pro, except instead of 8GB like the Pro it has 12GB of it. Out of the 12GB, the OS takes about 4GB but that still leaves 8GB for all your games, 3GB more than the Xbox One and PS4 Pro.
For Scorpio to truly compete, Microsoft will need to ensure that it has a lineup of games as impressive as the PlayStation 4’s. Microsoft has said that Scorpio will be out this fall. There’s no word on a price yet.

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