The war of the future generation consoles to started. While Sony is quite comfortable in the environment in which we are currently sailing, the PlayStation 4 in any of its variations (original or slim) is still the best-selling console of this generation, its main attraction is the price and the success of exclusive and operating system. However, Microsoft wants to start a war that the present generation is over as soon as possible, since Xbox One is not offering all the success to be expected of it. Therefore, that starts to look the duckling the Xbox Scorpio, the console of the future generation which has a specifications beyond those that presented Sony with the PlayStation 4 Pro does well little.
Microsoft promised that it would make the most powerful console to date, but something tells me that we can not trust exclusively from the raw power of a console. After many years playing (my first console was the NES), have come to the conclusion that power without control means nothing, an example was Sony’s PlayStation 2, surrounded by consoles noticeably superior to it as Nintendo GameCube or Xbox Original, but which however was able to become almost monopolistic market thanks to its intense catalogue and the quality of the content offered as well as one of the tricks that has always raised Sony with their consoles, offer them at the same time as a means of multimedia playback for the home.
Thus, in an interview exclusively for Eurogamer have offered from Redmond all keys in terms of the hardware that will accompany the Xbox Scorpio, a console of the future generation which has been devised to marches forced with the sole purpose of dethroning Sony, and that possibly ends up getting it in the cruelest way.
What are the specifications of the Xbox Project Scorpio?
We start with the processor, the console will count with eight-core x 86 a nothing less than 2.3 GHz, twice in terms of clock speed which currently offers the Xbox One (1.75 GHz), and slightly higher than the PlayStation 4 Pro (2.1 GHz). Now, if we ditch the difficulties found in the Sony with the PS4 Pro framerate, and seeing the power of the Xbox Scorpio processor, there is no choice but to doubt if you really will reach resolution 4 K to 60 FPS stable as they promise, right?
While, in terms of RAM memory they offered us nothing less than 12 GB of GDDR5 memory, slightly higher than the 8 GB DDR3 (one of its most criticized aspects) of the 8 GB DDR5 of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Far from the 512 MB of RAM that offered us the PlayStation 3 times those were.
In general, we found clear differences, and it is that the Xbox Project Scorpio will offer a resolution 4 K UHD Blu-Ray compatible optical reader, that the PlayStation 4 Pro offers Blu-Ray to dry. Then how much is able to move the Project Scorpio? Nothing less than 326 GB/s, compared with 218 GB/s of the PS4 Pro seem distant. However, the lack of adapted content and once again the exclusive will be the most important pitfall of this console, and it is that they assure us that Forza Motorsports will provide stable careers in resolution 4 K at 60 fps , but will not be a show done in cars video game, from my humble point of view.
When does the Xbox Project Scorpio?
Absolute silence regarding this issue, it seems that the 2017 E3 will be the key to provide more information in this regard, but forced marches are not good, and Microsoft seems obsessed in getting a console on the market that make forget the resounding smash hit, PlayStation 4, without overlapping the Nintendo Switch, that another important success of sales and fund-raising is resulting in all countries where it offers already.