Microsoft boasts Project Scorpio as the "most powerful console ever built," and after months of speculation, since it's announcement at E3 last year, the machine has finally been revealed to the public. On April 6, Microsoft flew members Digital Foundry/Eurogamer to get a first-hand look at Scorpio's performance.
4K has been a central part of the new console discussion. Speaking to this in the Eurogamer article, Group Program Director of the Xbox Core platform Kevin Gammill said, "to me, [4K] means a very specific set of things. It's a lot more than delivering than those eight-million-plus pixels to the screen while playing games." He continued on to say, "it's about delivering those pixels with 4K assets, so they look great."
The complete specs of the console are listed below, comparing Project Scorpio to the Xbox One as well as it's competitor the PS4 Pro.
CPU Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz (Xbox One: Eight custom Jaguar cores clocked at 1.75GHz, PS4 Pro: Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz)
GPU 40 customized compute units at 1172MHz (Xbox One: 12 GCN compute units at 853MHz (Xbox One S: 914MHz), PS4 Pro: 36 improved GCN compute units at 911MHz)
Memory 12GB GDDR5 (Xbox One: 8GB DDR3/32MB ESRAM, PS4 Pro: 8GB GDDR5)
Memory Bandwidth 326GB/s (Xbox One: DDR3: 68GB/s, ESRAM at max 204GB/s (Xbox One S: 219GB/s), PS4 Pro: 218GB/s)
Hard Drive 1TB 2.5-inch (Xbox One: 500GB/1TB/2TB 2.5-inch, PS4 Pro 1TB 2.5-inch)
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray (Xbox One: Blu-ray (Xbox One S: 4K UHD), PS4 Pro Blu-ray)
Project Scorpio is set to release Holiday 2017. More details on release are most likely to be revealed at E3 2017. See the full Project Scorpio reveal through the article posted on Eurogamer and by watching the video above.