It has been a long time since Microsoft has been teasing their upcoming gaming console upgrade, the Xbox One Scorpio which is probably going to be unveiled in this year’s E3 in June. Microsoft has been updating their Xboxs just like the smartphone company does. However, the upgrades will be massive compared to the previous versions. The company hasn’t yet unveiled the device yet but we do have the entire information regarding the internals.
Out of all the information that has been announced, the most important one is that the new Xbox console will be 1.4 times more powerful than the latest Playstation 4 Pro.
How was this achieved?
Microsoft fitted a 8-core processor clocked at 2.3Ghz allowing the device to reach atleast six teraflops of performance i.e. has the ability to process six trillion floating point operations per second. For the GPU, Microsoft has partnered with AMD to embed 40 customised Radeon units in a single chip which runs at 1172MHz. The device will be having a whopping 12GB of RAM of which 4GB is reserved for the OS.
Microsoft hasn’t shared any photos of how the console will look like yet but its expected to have a similar design language of the XboX One S and will be featuring an integrated power brick. All other features like the 4K Blu-ray player, audio chip, HDMI in & out, USB 3.0 (3x), IR receiver/blaster will be there.
The Scorpio will definitely be a great show down for Microsoft against Sony and to of course win the hearts of console gamers, the price should also be kept in mind. The console will be announces later in June at E3 with updated versions of Gears of War 5, Forza 7 & Halo 6.