Microsoft Project Scorpio’s official specifications promises true 4K gaming

Sharing is caring!

The Xbox One S was just an interim upgrade for the Xbox with the main upgrade always going to be Project Scorpio.

We now have the specifications of this new console and it is looking like a beast (still not as good as a PC though)

Inside each system will be a CPU featuring eight custom x86 cores, clocked at 2.3 GHz, a custom GPU with 40 customised compute units clocked at 1172MHz and 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. Players will also have 1TB, 2.5-inch hard drive to play around with, and a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive.

The 12GB of memory is shared across the system but the Scorpio now has 8GB to use for gaming which the One and One S only had 5GB. Combined with the memory bandwidth upgrade this should allow the system to handle true 4K gaming. This was the case for two outlets, who saw Forza Motorsport demo running at native 4K and 60 frames per second.

The new Xbox will have an internal power supply, for instance, like the Xbox One S. It will also support Dolby Atmos and a proprietary format called HRTF, developed by the Microsoft Hololens team.

Xbox one Xbox One S Scorpio
Process Node 28nm 16nm 16nm
CPU Cores 8 8 8
CPU Archtecture Jaguar Jaguar Enhanced/Custom Jaguar
CPU Clock Speeds 1.75GHz 1.75GHz 2.3GHz
Memory amount (Total) 8GB 8GB 12GB
Memory amount (for games) 5GB 5GB 8GB
Memory Type DDR3 DDR3 GDDR5
Memory Clock 2133MHz 2133MHz 6.8GHz
Memory Bus 256-bit 256-bit 384-bit
Memory Bandwidth 68.26GB/s 68.26GB/s 326GB/s
Memory Bandwidth (ESRAM) 204GB/s 219GB/s N/A
GPU Archtecture GCN GCN Custom Polaris
GPU CUs 12 12 40
GPU Cores 768 768 2560
GPU Clock Speeds 853MHz 914MHz 1172MHz
GPU Perf (TFlops) 1.31 1.4 6.0


Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.