Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg trolled Sony over PS4 Pro Specs. The console puts out 4.2 TFLOPS of power which is less than Project Scorpio’s 6 TFLOPS.
This is a first for Microsoft; for first time a Xbox machine is more powerful (at least of paper) compared to PlayStation.
Of course, their excitement is justified.
— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) September 7, 2016
Microsoft announced Project Scorpio at E3 2016 with 4K and HDR support out of the box. Meanwhile, PS4 Pro upscales games and resolution/frame rate. The good news is that it also offers better frame rates and performance for 1080p gamers. However, that will depend on developers and will vary on a case to case basis.
PS4 Pro comes with a single-chip custom processor, with an x86-64 AMD “Jaguar” CPU with eight cores and a 4.20 teraflop Radeon-based graphics engine GPU. This is a good bit less than the Xbox One Scorpio’s own reputed 6 teraflops.
We also have a 8GB GDDR5 unified memory, 1TB space and an optical drive. Its dimensions are 295 millimeters by 55 millimeters by 327 millimeters.
The console will retail from $399 which is a very competitive price. It would be very interesting to see what price point Microsoft finalizes for its Project Scorpio. PS4 Pro price will further go down by the time Project Scorpio comes out but we assume Scorpio should be priced somewhere around $450.
PS4 Pro will release on November 10 for $399 and many current games will be patched to support 4K, Sony is calling it forward compatibility.