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Here’s How the Xbox Scorpio and Playstation 4 Neo Compare
Despite Xbox president Phil Spencer saying that there would be no new version of the Xbox One, earlier today multiple leaks out of Microsoft brought up the codename “Xbox Scorpio”, which appears to be a new version of the Xbox One console.
That came a few months after Playstation announced the Playstation 4 Neo, otherwise known as the Playstation 4K. With the Xbox Scorpio and Playstation 4 Neo both being what appear to be upgraded versions of the regular consoles, how do they stack up against each other?
For starters, there’s the GPU to consider. The Xbox Scorpio and Playstation 4 Neo will both have more powerful GPUs than their original counterparts, but which one is better depends on which console has the more powerful one. In this case, it would be the Scorpio: its GPU is being targeted to be somewhere around 6 teraflops, while the Playstation 4 Neo’s GPU can only go at 4.14 teraflops.
Power is also a big thing to consider between the Xbox Scorpio and Playstation 4 Neo. Ever since the Xbox One and Playstation 4 first released, the PS4 has had the edge in graphics, being able to run games at higher resolutions and framerates than the Xbox One.
Now, it seems that the Scorpio is going to be focusing on power, even as the Neo makes a concerted effort to get all of the games on it to a 4K graphics resolution.
Another part that’s important for both consoles is the concept of universal compatibility, that the consoles will be able to interface with everything. With various virtual reality headsets like the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift now coming out, a console that could run one of those might see its sales go up if it makes games compatible on it.
The Scorpio has universal compatibility as a core component of its system, so it may be in the best position to get both Xbox One software and other things that come out in the future, whereas the Playstation 4 Neo will need to have a 4K version of a game in order for the game to be run on it.
Either way the Scorpio isn’t expected to be announced until the Fall of next year, unlike the Neo, which is basically all but confirmed. We’ll just have to see how things pan out until then.
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