Microsoft Project Scorpio Teased at E3: 8 cores, 6 TeraFLOPs
At E3 2016, Microsoft launched their new, smaller more powerful Xbox One S that supports 4K gaming but that is not all. Microsoft Project Scorpio was also teased at E3 and the console is set to come out early 2017. We do not know much about the console and the company is trying to keep it that way.
We do however know that it will be backwards compatible and you will not need to buy extra games for it. Your Xbox One games will work perfectly with the Microsoft Project Scorpio. The Microsoft Project Scorpio will have 8 cores, 6 TeraFLOPs and 4K gaming as well as support for VR.
Though Sony has not released a 4K product yet and Xbox has already done so it seems that the Microsoft Project Scorpio will be competing with whatever it is Sony will have to offer next year. Why Sony has chosen to keep quiet about the 4K console we have no idea. It would be an obvious thing to do now that Microsoft has shown off the Xbox One S. Maybe Sony has something else planned out.
By this time next year, AMD’s Zen micro architecture is expected to be in released. AMD has already shown us a sample of an 8-core Zen processor. The current Xbox line does however rely on AMD’s ‘cat’ core architecture. Which doesn’t seem to feature anywhere for 2017. Without confirmation, it is difficult to tell if Project Scorpio SoC is the same Jaguar cores as the Xbox One, or will it have newer Zen micro architecture. I think we will not find out until later next year.
We will have to wait till next year to find out the details or maybe we will get a few leaks here and there. I don’t know. It was pretty obvious that a lot of details about the Xbox One S were leaked before the conference and some of the rumors in fact turned out to be true. Now that is food for thought.