Microsoft Project Scorpio Preview, Sunday June 11

Posted by Mark Diischer on

In a few hours, Microsoft will release all the major details of the much acclaimed "Project Scorpio" gaming system, touted to be the most powerful gaming console ever created. At 2pm PDT/5EDT, Microsoft press briefing will give us a glimpse into their consumer electronic entertainment plans. 

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Project Scorpio Origins and 2017 Press Release 

Last year, competing with Sony's Playstation 4 Pro, Microsoft brought out details on the Microsoft XBOX One S, as well as a small reveal of Project Scorpio. While not it's final name, Project Scorpio's more fine tuned details have started to come out through interview and exclusive playtests. Today's press conference is aimed at bring out all details of the new console, including the actual product name, price point, release date, and also some potential demos and video coverage. 

Today's presser is a day early, and also expected to take longer than it's usual length. In a tweet from Phil Spencer, who leads the creative and engineering teams at XBOX : 

Screen Shot 2017-06-11 at 10.44.48 AM.pngTweet from Phil Spencer

 

What We Know Right Now

Because of a number of differernt hands-on exclusive videos, as well as some leaked details, we know a few things about the upcoming console's specs, as well as potential price points. 

  • CPU: 8 Custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3 GHZ
  • Memory: 12 GB GGDR5
  • Memory Bandwidth: 326 Gigabytes per second
  • GPU: 40 customized computing units at 1,172 MHz
  • Hard Drive 1 TB
  • Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray 

In addition to being able to play all games in 4K (which the XBOX One S does not) the XBOX Scorpio rumors to be the driving force behind a successful, at-home VR Headset Even though it's not expected this year, VR is next in line to become the next possible break-through in gaming. 

hqdefault.jpgPossible VR Solutions for XBOX Scorpio

While the actual price is not yet known, leaks suggest the it will cost $499 (USD) 

Parents, take notice, that this might be the next gaming console your kids are asking for, and the more you know, the better experience you can aim to have when shopping this Winter. 

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