Spencer: Xbox One Scorpio’s 6 TFLOPS GPU Is Not Necessarily Tied To 4K, Can Be Used In Any Way

The developers can decide how they want to use the resources on hand.

Posted By | On 15th, Jun. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The Xbox One Scorpio, when it was revealed, was played up for its monstrous specs- specs that would enable true native 4K gaming, and also high end VR on a console. That, coupled with Spencer’s assertions since that the Xbox One Scorpio is best used with 4KTVs, has led many to assume that the spec bump for the console is inextricably tied to 4K gaming.

Not so, however. In a discussion of the system with Xbox’s own Major Nelson, Spencer discussed the motivation to make the Scorpio came from delivering hardware innovations for developers to use, innovations that that they are free to use. In other words, if they would rather use the spec bump for something other than delivering 4K gaming, they are free to do so!

“We were thinking about where we wanted to take the Xbox program,” he said. “Any why can’t consoles see the same innovation in hardware that any other device around you has? Any we started to work on platform support to do that, and the culmination to that was Project Scorpio. Which is a 6TFLOPs gaming machine. It’s a great machine for 4K gaming, giving you a 4K frame buffer, so you can see games in all their beauty. Or if developers want to use those 6TFLOPs in any other way, they can do that.”

So- it may be possible we see bigger worlds with more physics based interactivity, and just far better graphics delivered at lower resolutions, all enabled by the Scorpio. Or, of course, developers could simply opt to push 4K, since resolution over gameplay has sadly become a thing of late. But it doesn’t have to be one or the other- the important thing now is that they have a choice.


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  • KashIsKlay

    It will go like this Forza Motorsport 7, and Gears 4 at 4k. Battlefront 2 1080p 60fps. Ori and The Blind forest 2 at 4k, Halo 6 – 1080p 60fps, maybe 4k campaign, Destiny 2 1080p 60fps and etc…

    • Psionicinversion

      if the game is 1080p 60 on xbox it will run at 4k 60 on scorpio. if the game is 900p on xbox it will probably have to upscale to 4K but the resolution might not be to far off 4K

    • Mark

      Yeah Phil just told EuroGamer “If the Xbox One version runs 1080p 60fps, we’re targetting 4k 60fps on Scorpio, due to multiplayer parity”.

    • Mark

      Also what choo think Psionic, u getting the Scorpio, or just gonna grab a Pascal or sumthin? Man I hope they allow us to modify settings on Scorpio.

    • Psionicinversion

      Depending what monitor I get it will be 1 1080Ti for 1440p or 2x 1080Ti for 4k

    • LordCancer Kain

      what monitors you looking at? right now i have a 27 inch asus and a 24 inch benq. i like the idea of the dell p4317q 4 input displays without any bezel separation but i also don’t want to buy the kind of gpu i need for 4k.

      i am debating what i will get but i am sorta on the fence because the gamer monitors are geared toward 4k 144hz. what i kinda want to do is have three 27″-30″ monitors one for my playstation and two for my pc.

    • Psionicinversion

      will be a 1440p HDR one or a 4K HDR one. So depends primarily on how much they cost when they release next year

    • LordCancer Kain

      ah yeah, that makes sense. wait for the hdr stuff.

  • Old man Wayne

    Not what Spencer told Eurogamer. Scorpio is just for 4k. Other than that, it (the game) has to be the same experience on both old and new console. He even goes as far as to recommend xbox one s over Scorpio in the article, for those with 1080p TV’s

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-06-15-xbox-boss-phil-spencer-the-big-interview

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah cus the x1 S cant run at 4K native

    • Old man Wayne

      Irrelevant if Scorpio provides other improvement over resolution. Scorpio would then be a logical upgrade even for 1080p gaming.
      But this isn’t the case. Scorpio will provide no benefit to graphics, over the S, other than resolution.

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah it will

    • Old man Wayne

      Tell Phil Spencer.

    • Psionicinversion

      dont need to. devs will do whatever they want

    • Old man Wayne

      Depends on Microsofts demands. Sony are insisting minimum 1080p for neo games. If Microsoft insist on minimum 4k, then devs have to stick to that or their games just don’t pass certification. Simple as.

    • Psionicinversion

      they cant demand minimum 4K because the world population hasnt all got 4K TV’s

    • Old man Wayne

      That’s not how consoles (or anything else) work. I could plug my ps4 into a non HD black and white tv with the right lead If I wanted too.

    • Psionicinversion

      you obviously dont know what your talking about. you cant really run a 4K video or game on a 1080p TV…. ive tried running 4K youtube video on my 1080p TV and there is tons of stuttering because it cant process the signal properly

    • Marshall Mohror (Shellmar)

      Thats more likely due to the massive internet bandwidth 4k video requires rather than processing.

    • Psionicinversion

      I’ve got 200mbit connection

    • LordCancer Kain

      nurd jelly bruh

    • Marshall Mohror (Shellmar)

      Odd

    • Old man Wayne

      You don’t get it do you? I’ll try an example.
      Metal gear solid v on ps4 is natIive 1080p. Do you honestly believe that nobody with a 720p only tv has played that game on their TV?

    • Psionicinversion

      nevermind just tried run a 4K video and it does work. the other point is its a waste of power running a resolution your TV doesnt support. would be better off downsampling from 4K to 1080p if you really wanted 4K minimum. but 1080p max settings 60fps is better than 4K 30 medium/high settings

  • Mark

    Wwoow

  • Joseph Petro

    6 TFlops isn’t even that good…especially for resolutions over 1080p. My R9 390x pulls 5.9 TFlops and that’s a medium tier card. The GTX 1080/Titan X (Maxwell) can barely do 4k 60fps. I don’t even know what to say. Consoles owners are dreaming if they think game graphics settings will be maxed out at 4k res.


 

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