Xbox Project Scorpio is Finally Out – Sony Needs to Answer Quick

Last year Sony dominated the console industry because it launched a bunch of PS4 variants while Microsoft settled with only Xbox One S. Many were left wondering to why is Microsoft holding back from launching different Xbox One models, but now it’s clear.

The reason why Microsoft didn’t want to flood the market with different Xbox One alternatives is because it was adding the finishing touches to Project Scorpio. The latter has been recently unveiled and it holds the title as being the most powerful console system ever made.

Specs

The reason why the entire gaming community is highly enthusiastic about Project Scorpio is because it has been packed with impressive specs. Right now we’re going to pop up the console’s hood and see what it has to offer when it comes to hardware power in order to get an idea of what to expect.

  • GPU: 40 customized compute units that run at 1172MHz;
  • CPU: eight custom x86 cores which have been clocked at 2.3GHz;
  • RAM: 12GB GDDR5;
  • HDD: 1 terabyte 2.5 inch;
  • Memory Bandwidth: 326GB/s;
  • Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray;

From the looks of it, Project Scorpio blows both Xbox One and PS4 Pro out the water. Microsoft’s next-gen console is undoubtedly the most impressive console system ever made, especially since it’s able to run games at native 4K resolution. Nonetheless, the high-end processor is so much better than PS4’s eight Jaguar cores that have been clocked at 2.1GHz.

Release Date

Even though Project Scorpio’s full specs sheet has been unveiled, this doesn’t mean that it is available for purchase. Microsoft still has to tweak Project Scorpio a little more before it can be introduced to the wide public. In addition, game developers still need time to create special Project Scorpio editions of their AAA titles. However, Microsoft has confirmed that the new console will become available for purchases until 2017 ends.

The best thing about Project Scorpio’s arrival is not only the fact that it brings impressive hardware specs, but the fact that it increases the competition on the market. What we mean by this is that Sony will be forced to answer with an equally impressive console.

One thought on “Xbox Project Scorpio is Finally Out – Sony Needs to Answer Quick”

  1. Why would PS/Sony need to formulate a response to Project Scorpio, the made the Pro and they need to fix its issues before they do anything but wait and watch, just as when the Pro released Xbox waited and watched. Your fist response is always best (from experience) when it is just one person but when dealing with a group the response should be tempered with time and thought. If PS/Sony released a new console they would piss of allot of gamers, because the Pro just released less than a year ago, and current library on PS4 would be gone, because face it PS/Sony has never worked on backward compatible games (re-mastered don’t count), they cant even get all games working with the “boost mode” because they have little experience in making older games optimized for one set of hardware working on a newer more power set of hardware, plus PS changes their OS drastically each time, can be good and bad. I think PS/Sony should focus on what they have in the Pro and their VR that is where they can win, they have so many consoles out now that they can afford to wait and see how Scorpio dose however it would be a mistake to release PS5 now maybe an upgraded version of the Pro but even that would still piss off allot of gamers that upgraded last year.

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