Xbox: Project Scorpio Tech Reveal

Xbox Scorpio has been buzzing around online discussion since its reveal last year, and now thanks to Microsoft & Digital Foundry (Eurogamer) we have a wealth of information on the tech and specs of this monster gaming machine!

Digital Foundry were recently invited to visit the MS Redmond HQ to meet with the Xbox team and see Scorpio in all its glory. They got to experience gameplay demos on the new hardware and were shown over the various components that make up Xbox’s new crown jewel.

There’s a lot more than just the astonishing statistics to read about, so for the full details make sure you check out Digital Foundry’s exclusive write-up and video (above), or check out OutsideXbox who sat down with Rich from DF to talk through the new information.  For those who want a quick breakdown, here are those magic numbers, compared with Xbox One and PS4 Pro:


Project Scorpio Xbox One PS4 Pro
CPU Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz Eight custom Jaguar cores clocked at 1.75GHz Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz
GPU 40 customised compute units at 1172MHz 12 GCN compute units at 853MHz (Xbox One S: 914MHz) 36 improved GCN compute units at 911MHz
Memory 12GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3/32MB ESRAM 8GB GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth 326GB/s DDR3: 68GB/s, ESRAM at max 204GB/s (Xbox One S: 219GB/s) 218GB/s
Hard Drive 1TB 2.5-inch 500GB/1TB/2TB 2.5-inch 1TB 2.5-inch
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Blu-ray (Xbox One S: 4K UHD) Blu-ray

Safe to say, Xbox Scorpio will be the most powerful console ever made when it launches later this year. Remember folks, E3 is just around the corner and following this reveal there will be plenty of time for even more juicy details in June, likely including price and release date!

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