Xbox Scorpio CPU May Be More Advanced Than Jaguar SoC, May Include Some Ryzen Features- Rumor
Well, who should I believe?!?
With every passing day, we get more, and all conflicting, rumors and leaks about Microsoft’s upcoming console, the Xbox Scorpio- the last time things started to get this crazy was when the rumor mill was going into overdrive for Nintendo’s then named NX system.
What’s today’s rumor, and one that neatly undermines everything that has come before it? Well, Windows Central’s Senior Editor Jez Corden, who admittedly has a track record of being right when it comes to leaks about Xbox and Scorpio, has stated on his Twitter that contrary to what Digital Foundry is reporting, the Xbox Scorpio will not be using a Jaguar CPU- instead, he says, the CPU ‘might be a Puma custom job that harnesses features/optimizations slated for Zen,’ indicating that it will have some of the more sophisticate features that are otherwise slated for the Ryzen architecture due to debut next year.
If this is true, then the console may not be as bottlenecked by its CPU as Digital Foundry’s conclusions may have led many to believe- but on the whole, it is hard to say either way util we have some concrete information on the new system, which, Microsoft, is long overdue by this point.