Xbox Scorpio Power Is Not Just A Teraflops Numbers Game
We have heard a lot about how the Xbox Scorpio will have 6 TFlops of computing power but there has been no actual indication of that performance. We do not know what the console looks like or what it has to offer. What does 6 TFlops mean when it comes to gaming? How well is that raw performance going to be transformed into in-game performance?
In an interview, Phil Spencer talked about how the raw performance of the Xbox Scorpio is just one part of the equation and how there are other factors that will also affect the performance of the upcoming console.
“Well, I try not to really talk using the term. It’s like a car – you wouldn’t describe how fast it goes using only one characteristic. But I guess it’s like a teraflop is like horsepower – you’d probably have in your head what 100 horsepower could do, or 200”.
In cars, there are other factors that also affect speed, besides horsepower. He continued on by saying:
“But it’s much more than that – there’s other things that dictate how fast the car goes. A transmission. Its weight. It’s the same with Scorpio; it’s not just the number of teraflops that makes it powerful”.
“We had to make decisions like 4K – to run games in 4K natively – years ago. We thought it would be like the jump to HD with the Xbox 360. Obviously, it’s different – that was from a 4:3 ratio to 16:9 – but it’s still the same idea”.
While 4K gaming is all the hype these days there are those who would think otherwise. What do you think about the Xbox Scorpio?