7 April 2017 - 15:05

Xbox’s new console looks pretty darn powerful

Is this what Project Scorpio is capable of?
Image via Microsoft/E3

When the first official details on a new system are about its tech and not its looks, you know it’s gonna be pretty powerful.

The tech going into Project Scorpio, Microsoft's next iteration of the Xbox One, included a CPU that had Eight custom x86 cores, A GPU of 6 teraflops, 12GB GDDR5 of RAM, Memory bandwidth of 326GB/s, and a 1TB Hard Drive, according to an exclusive report by Digital Foundry.

In simpler terms, that means Project Scorpio is more than 25 percent faster than the Xbox One and is four times more powerful.

The system will be able to run 4K resolutions with ease and boost performance boosts to previous Xbox One and Xbox 360 games, as reported by Eurogamer,

Eurogamer were also able to see a full working demo of Forza Motorsport running on the system which 4K/60 frames per second with ease, using around 70 percent of the consoles full power. In comparison, the current Xbox One can run 1080p at 60 frames per second using nearly all of it’s power.

This represents a huge shift of power from the original system to Project Scorpio and makes the Xbox One feel like inferior hardware moving forward.

The substantial gap in both systems might worry Xbox One owners who feel they could be left behind unless they pay for an upgrade. Microsoft is aware of that potential problem and is promising that all future games will support Xbox One and Project Scorpio, according to Eurogamer.

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