Initially announced during Microsoft’s E3 briefing last year, Project Scorpio has finally been unveiled along with specs and other details.
The idea behind Microsoft’s Project Scorpio is to keep up with the emerging technologies such as 4K gaming, VR support, and HDR content.
Project Scorpio Reveal
Here’s an outline of the final specifications:
- 12GB of DDR5 RAM, at 6.8 GHz with 326 GB/s Bandwidth
- 8 CPU Cores at 2.3 GHz with 4MB L2 Cache
- An Internal PSU of 245W with Advanced Cooling Techniques
- 6 Teraflops of GPU Power Using a Custom Design with 1,172 MHz, 40 Compute Units
- Leveraging Features from AMD’s Polaris Architecture
- 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive from Xbox One S
- 1TB HDD
- Both HDMI-in and HDMI-out
- x3 USB 3.0
- SPDIF Digital Audio Port
- IR Receiver/Blaster
- Kinect Support with USB Adapter
Aside from these details, Microsoft recently announced that both Xbox One and Project Scorpio will support mixed reality headset, come 2018. And yes, the consoles will support all Mixed Reality headsets from a range of manufacturers.
When it comes to VR, one important thing that you need to know is that the console won’t come with a VR headset of its own and you’ll have to buy a separate headset.
We’re currently not sure about the price as of now but expect it to be higher than Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles.
Project Scorpio by Microsoft is expected to launch sometime during Holiday 2017. We’re hopeful to learn more regarding the upcoming console at Microsoft’s E3 2K17 media briefing.
We’ll have plenty of more on Microsoft’s Project Scorpio throughout the week. Stay-tuned!