Earlier today, Microsoft revealed the tech behind its next console, codenamed Project Scorpio. The reveal came in the form of a lengthy profile from Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry, and there’s a lot of information to dig through. You should absolutely read through the whole thing if you have the time, but if you don’t, here are six key takeaways from today’s reveal.
1. Project Scorpio will be the most powerful console ever
It might seem like hyperbole to say that, but looking at the specifications for this console, it most certainly isn’t. Project Scorpio represents a significant jump ahead in power over the Xbox One, and it even manages to come out ahead of Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro. A lot of its power lies in its GPU, which features 40 custom compute cores clocked at 1172MHz. Digital Foundry estimates that Project Scorpio’s CPU will be 30% more powerful than that of the Xbox One, while the GPU will be a jaw-dropping 4.6 times more powerful.
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