Now that the specs for the Xbox One Scorpio are available, Microsoft has confirmed an Xbox One Scorpio internal power supply. This removes the cumbersome power brick that was a part of many Xbox consoles up until now. The only one that hasn’t had it is the Xbox One S.
The Xbox One S, being a slimmed-down (yet more powerful) version of the Xbox One, was apparently a proof-of-concept to see how Microsoft could make an Xbox console work without an external power brick.
The brick would normally be attached to the power cord of an Xbox One before it plugged into the wall.
Now, with the reveal that an Xbox One Scorpio internal power supply is part of the console, various rumors that surfaced several weeks ago have proven true. This could also point to the Scorpio being more compact, allowing it to be more easily portable even with the more powerful hardware.
Of course, the internal power supply also means that the Scorpio will require a powerful cooling fan to make certain the power supply doesn’t cook everything and ruin the console almost immediately.
With how powerful it’s supposed to be, able to run Xbox One and Xbox 360 games at max power, the fan is a must.
Of course, the possibility of the cooling fan being loud could also be a problem, especially if it’s going to be going full power while you play a game. Hopefully Microsoft has also addressed that little niggling concern.
We’ll likely learn more about the Xbox One Scorpio internal power supply and all of the other bells and whistles that go with it when E3 rolls around in June.
For now gamers have only caught a glimpse of the Scorpio’s GPU and specs, and hopefully Microsoft will continue to feed information to us before then.