Project Scorpio

The world’s most powerful console ever codenamed ‘Project Scorpio‘ is coming this holiday and what drives our excitement or attention is how powerful it is in terms of hardware and how it is going to re-define the gaming on consoles for years to come.

At the heart of the Scorpio is the ‘Scorpio Engine’, a 16nm FinFET chip produced by TSMC, its seven billion transistors contain a custom CPU cluster, 40 customised Radeon compute units which run at whopping 1172Mhz, 6 Teraflops of graphical processing power, true 4K gaming etc. To sum up and compare it against the existing kings of console gaming, the Xbox One/S and the PlayStation 4 Pro, here is a side by side comparison.

Project ScorpioXbox OnePS4 Pro
CPUEight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHzEight custom Jaguar cores clocked at 1.75GHzEight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz
GPU40 customised compute units at 1172MHz12 GCN compute units at 853MHz (Xbox One S: 914MHz)36 improved GCN compute units at 911MHz
Memory Bandwidth326GB/sDDR3: 68GB/s, ESRAM at max 204GB/s (Xbox One S: 219GB/s)218GB/s
Hard Drive1TB 2.5-inch500GB/1TB/2TB 2.5-inch1TB 2.5-inch
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-rayBlu-ray (Xbox One S: 4K UHD)Blu-ray

Now that you know all that horsepower on the next Xbox console, don’t miss out to learn 5 things that will change gaming on Project Scorpio in the future.