Xbox Scorpio Specs Confirm It Will Be The "World's Most Powerful Gaming Console"

Microsoft is really going after Sony with this one

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After being announced last year, Microsoft has finally released the specs for its new console, boldly calling it "the world's most powerful."

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Named the Xbox Scorpio, Microsoft's next gen is set to trump the PS4 and PS4 Pro when it comes to hardware, although we're yet to see footage of any games in action.

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Having fallen behind Sony's market-conquering PS4 during this round of console wars, Microsoft is hoping that a more powerful machine with a cool name can see them move back to the top.

As revealed by Digital Foundry, The full list of Xbox Scorpio specs include...

  • CPU Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz
  • GPU 40 customised compute units at 1172MHz
  • Memory 12GB GDDR5
  • Memory Bandwidth 326GB/s
  • Hard Drive 1TB 2.5-inch
  • Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray

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The report suggests that the CPU is 30% faster than that of the original Xbox One, while the GPU is 4.6 times more powerful.

That's a lot of power.

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Along with all that good stuff, the Scorpio's memory sits at 8gb - up from the One's paltry 5gb - as well as 6 Teraflops (not a made up term) of graphical processing power.

You can expect a full Scorpio reveal at E3, the world's biggest gaming convention, this June. Hopefully we'll be able to see what it looks like when playing some actual games.