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Project Scorpio vs Xbox Ons S: The Real Gaming Console

May 02, 2017 09:41 AM EDT

Microsoft, the Redmond-based tech giant might soon announce the Project Scorpio gaming machine at the company's E3 briefing this year. It is claimed to be the most powerful console ever built giving clear competition to its own Xbox One S and the PS4 Pro from other rival company. A direct comparison is made between the Project Scorpio and Xbox One S gaming machines.

Hardware: According to The Week, Project Scorpio will house the powerful processor, which is nothing but the eight custom x86 cores AMD Processor clocked at 2.3GHz. It is also paired with graphics chip with a clock speed of 1172MHz. The random access memory that will be featured is 12GB of GDDR5 RAM with a bandwidth of up to 326GB/s.  

On the other hand, though Xbox One S is 7.1 percent faster than the original Xbox One but much slower than the new Project Scorpio. The Xbox One S is powered by a 1.7GHz eight-core processor paired with 914MHz integrated AMD graphics card. The gaming machine is also reported to be featuring   8GB of DDR3 RAM and 32MB of ESRAM, with a bandwidth of 68GB/s and 219GB/s respectively.

Graphics: According to Pocket Lint, the Project Scorpio's hardware will be capable of delivering more impressive 4K visuals running at 60fps. It is reported that the new graphics processing consists of 40 customized compute units running at 1.172GHz.

On the other hand, the Xbox One S is capable of delivering up to 1080p graphics running at 60fps. One of the major differences between the two machines is that it comes with graphical hardware and the ability to render full 4K visuals. It is reported that the gaming machine has 12 GCN compute units, running at 914MHz and the console upscale all video output to 4K for compatible TVs. However, the games do not run in Ultra HD natively.

Games: It is reported that the Project Scorpio will offer better resolution and draw distances. The console supports HDR gameplay and will have a noticeable performance boost. It is reported that Microsoft will have the same games for Xbox One S and Project Scorpio and also the original Xbox One.

Price and release: Microsoft has not revealed nay details with respect to the price and release date of Project Scorpio. However, it is confirmed that the gaming machine will be available to order in holiday 2017 and it is expected that it will have a similar price tag as PS4 Pro (£349). 


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