Project Scorpio Specs Revealed

By Dave Horobin,
Ever since Project Scorpio was announced at E3 last year with the promise that it would be the most powerful console ever, rumours have been swirling around the internet regarding just how powerful it will be. Today, we finally get that answer thanks to Digital Foundry's exclusive reveal.

Project Scorpio

There was a lot of speculation around what plans Microsoft may have had in terms of hardware. Lots of gamers expected a Ryzen CPU, but instead, Microsoft has opted for a custom Jaguar chipset — the Custom x86 Jaguar Evolved.

Project Scorpio Xbox One
Architecture Custom x86 (Jaguar Evolved) Customised Jaguar x86
Core Count 8 8
Frequency 2.3GHz 1.75GHz
L2 Cache 4MB 4MB
The console also boasts 12GB GDDR5 ram, 8GB of which is available to games. This is an increase of 4GB in total, with 3GB extra available for games from the Xbox One and PS4 Pro.

Project Scorpio Xbox One PS4 Pro
Memory Config 12.0GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3+ESRAM 8GB GDDR5
Available for Games 8GB 5GB 5GB
The GPU has 40 compute units and while this isn't much more than the 36 the PS4 Pro has, but the core clock runs at a substantially quicker frequency — 1172MHz as opposed to 911MHz. This gives it a 43% compute advantage.

Project Scorpio Xbox One PS4 Pro
Compute Units 40 12 36
Core Clock 1172MHz 853MHz 911MHz
Microsoft has also lived up to their promise of delivering a 6TFLOP console — hitting the figure exactly. This is over four times higher than the Xbox One and almost one-third higher than the PS4 Pro.

Project Scorpio Xbox One PS4 Pro
Compute Power (TF) 6.0 1.31 4.2
For even more details check out the video below.

So what do you think? Does this live up to any expectations you may have had?
Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueAchievements Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueAchievements social pages discussing all things TA related.