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Microsoft's Xbox Project Scorpio Release Date Rumors and Specs: 6 Teraflops Power, 4K Video Capability And VR Support

( [email protected] ) Aug 12, 2016 09:09 AM EDT
Microsoft recently launched the slimmer version of Xbox One, but many gamers are now looking forward to a much-powerful console known as Xbox Scorpio. This gaming monster is said to be four times more powerful as the Xbox One.
(Reuters) Microsoft Corp unveiled 'Project Scorpio', a new Xbox console that will support ultra-high resolution gaming and virtual reality, while also launching a slimmer version of its Xbox One console at the video game conference E3 in Los Angeles on Monday. Reuters

Microsoft recently launched the slimmer version of Xbox One, but many gamers are now looking forward to a much-powerful console known as Xbox Scorpio. This gaming monster is said to be four times more powerful as the Xbox One.

Now, here's the latest round-up of update about Xbox Project Scorpio release date, specs, price, and rumors.

Polygon reported Xbox Scorpio is expected to boast higher CPU, GPU, and memory. It would also have support for 4K videos for the much better gaming experience. At this year's E3 press conference, Xbox head Phil Spencer said Scorpio will be "the most powerful console ever built."

Power is one of the primary concerns of Microsoft for the Scorpio. In this area, Sony's PlayStation 4 maintains its edge over the Xbox One. PS4 has games that run on a higher resolution and a higher framerate than their Xbox One counterparts. However, Microsoft is determined to dethrone Sony in this area.

Microsoft's performance target for Scorpio is approximately six teraflops. For comparison, the Xbox One can operate at about 1.32 teraflops and PS4 can run at about 1.84 teraflops.

Kotaku published that Scorpio would also be technically capable of supporting the Oculus Rift virtual reality device. There are rumors that Spencer is now talking with creators of Rift about a possible joint project.

Officials of Microsoft promised Xbox Scorpio would be able to render visuals at 60Hz, which means gamers should expect silky smooth gameplay that is perfect on 4K TVs. Also, the console will be powered with eight CPU cores and 320GBps of memory bandwidth for super-fast loading times and install speeds.

Interestingly, as early as now, the Xbox Scorpio is already in the hands of developers, Spencer posted on Twitter. When he was asked if developers were working on the console, the Xbox executive said that teams are now focusing on "hardware, platform, and games."

While this new console won't become available until 2017, gamers can enjoy the Xbox One S, which was released last week. This slimmer version of Xbox One has 2TB of internal storage, wireless controller and high dynamic range technology for visuals.

With that being said, we expect Microsoft will reveal more about Xbox Scorpio in the next few months. Stick with us for more update.

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