The Xbox Scorpio is slated to be one of the most exciting announcements from Microsoft. The Scorpio’s specs are now revealed to an extent. Reports confirm a 6 TFLOPs GPU and the absence of ESRAM.
The Xbox Scorpio may be able to ensure superior 4K gaming thanks to the powerful GPU. Microsoft may have earlier thought of using the AMD Vega CPU. However, this idea has now been disbanded.
Speculation is also rife about the Xbox Scorpio getting a whopping 12 GB of RAM. Gaming Bolt reports that the Scorpio will do away with the controversial ESRAM framework. Increased 320 GB/s of memory bandwidth should make up for the same with aplomb.
L2 Cache Increase & More
The L2 cache is also expected to be increased by at least four times. The Scorpio may finally get 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM as speculated. CPU upgrades for the Scorpio, however, may not be in sync with GPU upgrades.
The Scorpio may only use a version of existing CPU technology that is higher clocked. Microsoft may also use similar Checkerboard 4K rendering as the PlayStation 4. The Scorpio may not offer native 4K rendering for every game. However, nothing on this is officially known yet.
What Else is Known Till Now?
VG 24/7 reports that these speculations are based on leaked documents dating back to E3 2016. The Microsoft announcement came at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) itself. Microsoft is currently finalizing hardware and specs for the Scorpio as per Phil Spencer.
There could be several core changes to the design and features. However, it remains to be seen whether a new CPU chipset comes into the mix. Microsoft is expected to share more details at E3 2017 for the Scorpio.
This is being teased by Microsoft as the most powerful consoles ever. It remains to be seen whether the company lives up to this ambitious claim.