Xbox Scorpio Specs Revealed: 12 GB GDDR5 RAM, 40 Customized Compute Units, 30% Boost In CPU Power

Specifications of Microsoft’s next big console finally revealed.

Posted By | On 06th, Apr. 2017 Under News


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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio has finally had its specs revealed courtesy of Digital Foundry. The video below features breakdown of the hardware and how it compares to the Xbox One.

The specs include a custom, octa-core x86 CPU with each core clocked at 2.3 GHz which is 30% more powerful than the one present in Xbox One. The GPU is composed of 40 customised compute units clocked at an astonishing 1172 MHz. Overall memory is 12 GB GDDR5 with 326 GB/s of memory bandwidth. A 2.5 inch, 1 TB hard disk is also included along with a 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray drive.

The Scorpio delivers six teraflops of computational power so that will power most games on the Scorpio to a full native 4K resolution. In the video, it was confirmed that Forza Motorsport 6 could run at 60 FPS in native 4K. The only enhancements were for the resolution, however.

What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section below.

Xbox Scorpio Final Specs:

  • CPU: Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz
  • GPU: 40 customised compute units at 1172MHz
  • Memory: 12GB GDDR5
  • Memory Bandwidth: 326GB/s
  • HDD: 1TB 2.5-inch
  • Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray


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  • Gamez Rule

    #Nextgen

    IMO more than just a mid range up by the looks of it.

    • C. Hoffer

      Based on the fact the the Pro can achieve semi-4k, Scorpio should absolutely achieve full 4k with the current detail level.
      I would rather all that power went into true 1080p/60fps with 500% more detail than the current garbage.

    • Gamez Rule

      Some games made for Scorpio in 4k should really shine, ( Horizon Zero Dawn ) that’s not true native 4k looks stunning on a 4k TV with HDR, but 1080p games bumped up to 4k and not having extra work on fidelity will not look all that good IMO.

    • Mark

      The article states games should run in 4k in ultra settings

    • Gamez Rule

      “*most* games on the Scorpio to a full native 4K resolution”

      *Most* games is what’s stated in the article. So until we see more games released on Scorpio there is no 100% proof in statements or opinions.

    • Mark

      Yeah not all games will be ultra, but more than likely atleast have 4k assets. Also, considering Windows Central and Shinobi have been onpoint thus far, I believe them, and they’re pretty much saying BattleFront 2, Red Dead 2 and other triple A demanding games are at 4k already on Scorpio, with headroom for higher settings….wow. However ur right we still gotta wait. But the DF results served me more goodies than I expected. Scorpio will be expensive but the evidence points to an amazing console. What Andrew Goosen and team have done with the GPU cooling system, is nothin short of incredible. Massive credit to their engineers

    • Gamez Rule

      To be honest I was expecting more than what Scorpio holds. I really believed after all the fuss from MS and from some people that the CPU would not be a jaguar ( custom or not ) and that the HDD would have been at least a 2TB / SSD, with more than 40 compute units.

      It is more powerful than PS4-Pro but until games are here we will have to see what differences that has in games via DF faceoffs.

    • Mark

      I respect that. They do need to offer a 2TB sku holmes.

    • Psionicinversion

      500% more detail means millions upon millions of dollars of asset working time that most devs dont want do

    • Mark

      The article states it should run in 4k at ultra settings. Also MS are making sure games will have multiple game mode options

    • PorHawj2016

      1 TB HDD is not enough spaces. they can use external hard drive : 3 TB up to 8 TB. i already plugged 4 TB external hard drive on my PS4 Pro

    • Gamez Rule

      True, but for a *premium console* you would have thought it would have had a 2TB at least, or even an 2TB SSHD.

    • Psionicinversion

      its premium in relation to the most expensive console at the moment at launch which is ps4 pro at 399 (cant count the kinect bundled x1 original), I think they might actually be able to ship that thing for $499 you know. 360mm2 die is about the same size as the original X1 28nm die and bit bigger than the PS4 28nm die. with the extra 12 months of 16nm FF+ node yield improvements they could do it. that die is much smaller than what i thought it would be.

      Itll just come down to how much extra for the 4GB GDDR5, the 4k bluray and how expensive that vapor chamber cooling system is

    • Gamez Rule

      I was speaking to people in GAME about the Scorpio and they really believed that the pricing *may* be £499 ( standard ) but like everything until the official pricing gets listed we can only guess.

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah which would put it at $550. thats the range im thinking but that did also include a bigger die size in my guesstimations. with the X1 S using 4k bluray if its the same one they could secure cheaper deal over time, just depends what they can get it all for. at £500 id say thats pretty good anyway

    • Gamez Rule

      When I bought PS4-Pro I only paid £330 on release, so by the time Scorpio hits and it’s priced at ( let’s say ) £500 PS4 might drop below £300 which also offers a bigger games library, and more exclusive content on third party games at that price.

      I think MS should have released Scorpio the same time as PS4-Pro to have a good chance to compete with Sony, but being released after PS4-Pro could hold back sales.. Now that’s just my opinion, but time shall reveal all.

    • Psionicinversion

      i dont think MS really cares that much tbh from what spencer sounds like. Sounds like hes not expecting it to sell well and is just there to take the performance crown so they havnt got a console that kind of sucks.

    • Gamez Rule

      I thought the same thing a few times now.. Scorpio = to save face from Xbone issues.

  • PorHawj2016

    Very nice specs for xbox scorpio

    i bet PS5 go with 16 gb Memory RAM, 1300 MHZ, 400 gb Memory Bandwith but PS5 might use same cpu processor from Xbox Scorpio with 2.6 GHZ and should have 4K UHD – Blu-Ray drive

    • Gamez Rule

      I believe PS5 will use a non jaguar CPU and different to Scorpio/

    • PorHawj2016

      You mean PS5 will use different cpu processor from Scorpio ? i guess PS5 will use Ryzen processor but probably have 8 TFLOPS

    • Gamez Rule

      Until here we can only guess.

      What we do know is there is a Jaguar CPU in Scorpio & not vega/zen like some people hoped and claimed.

    • PorHawj2016

      Damn that suck.. Jaguar CPU is little old and dated

    • Gamez Rule

      Yep.

    • PorHawj2016

      So are you going to buy Xbox scorpio for holiday 2017 ? i might not buy it if there is not enough good exclusive games for PC and xbox scorpio

    • Gamez Rule

      Nope as I’m still waiting for full exclusive games from MS for the Xbone I bought into. Nothing has been released in 2017 that I know of that cannot be played on my PC?

    • PorHawj2016

      yep, PS4 will have insane amounts of exclusive games that coming out later this year in Fall : Spiderman and God of Wars beside GT Sport. i don’t think Days Gone coming out this year but probably coming out in Spring 2018.. TLOU 2 coming out in 2019 and same for Death Stranding too. i be surprised if Detroit Become Human coming out this year too

    • Gamez Rule

      This year alone I have bought for PS4 ..Nioh, Horizon Zero Dawn, Yakuza 0, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Gravity Rush 2, Persona 5, Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 Remix, that’s off top of my head.

      Xbone = None this year = bad. I really want some full console exclusive games too.

    • PorHawj2016

      xbox one has one exclusive game is Halo Wars 2 that came out in February but it look terrible tho. Do you like Persona 5 so far ? i love it so far but English voice over sometimes mutes while talking to people, friends at school, in stores : that so annoying

    • Gamez Rule

      Halo Wars is also on Windows 10 pc, I really wanted full console exclusives but so far MS have none to show this year.

      Persona 5 is weird but funny ☺ And yes the voice over needs work on it, but with that type of game I think gets away with it

    • PorHawj2016

      yeah Persona 5 is very long game to finish. i guess devs are kinda lazy on full voice over for conversations with friends, people

    • PorHawj2016

      lol Microsoft made big dumb decision for exclusive games go to PC instead full xbox exclusive games

    • Mark

      Well it’s an “evolution of Jaguar” and heavily optimised, nothin short of awesome imo

    • Gamez Rule

      Still Jaguar based no matter how you look at it and that means it’s not Ryzen like many people believed☺

    • Mark

      It’s an evolution tho, far from what’s in the PS4, X1 and the Pro, so I would classify it as advanced Jag, when u consider how it only needs 11 instructions per draw call….wow. What matters is what it’s capable of because of the modding, not the label….that’s for the uneducated, which I was admittedly 2 days ago lol

    • Gamez Rule

      But still a Jaguar and not anything like Ryzen. Truth is the CPU just like other consoles is the weakness.

    • Mark

      Well I wouldn’t call it a bottleneck like the others, cuz according to DF, MS are offloading most of the draw calls to the GPU. That lets devs talk directly to the game, leaving massive CPU resource cycles to use. Microsoft basically used PIX for testing the bottlenecks in current Xbox 1 engines, and they modded Scorpio in order to achieve “a balanced system”. No way they’re getting the performance in Forza like that if the CPU was a bottleneck like the other systems. But like u said Gamez, we really have to see come E3 and holiday 2017. The proof will be there imo

    • Gamez Rule

      About the CPU from Digital Foundry “30% more powerful than the one present in Xbox One”

      30% is not good at all and just like the other consoles CPU’s that is the weak link when compared to the other hardware. Now like we both know until games show exactly what the console can do and cannot do it’s all guess working.

      But a 30% CPU increase from Xbone isn’t that great just like the CPU in PS4-Pro isn’t a great increase from PS4.

    • Mark

      Ur only lookin at the speed tho Gamez. From the same article we see DF mention the importance of draw calls, and how Microsoft modded the CPU to use only around 10 instructions for a set of draw calls, where traditionally the CPU would be burdened by thousands of instructions, burning thru valuable cycles. There’s no spec sheet for how much performance gains it’s giving. That’s why I’m saying to call it simply a Jaguar isn’t meaningful, especially with what it’s doing with Forza

    • Gamez Rule

      But still a CPU based on Jaguar no matter how you look at it.
      It’s not a good jump up just like it wasn’t in PS4-Pro.

      The truth is the CPU will be the bottleneck in games, just like PS4-Pro and ALL this gens consoles. It’s not just about *Speed*.

    • Mark

      Ur right, it’s BASED on Jaguar, we should all agree on that. But that doesn’t imply its hardware features are the same as other systems. That’s really my point. “It’s not just about speed”, yeah that’s what I was telling you brother, we can’t just observe the speed and conclude they perform the same….the features are different. Why do u say the CPU will be a bottleneck? Can u explain where? Cuz there’s no evidence of it presently, according to that Forza demo.

    • Mark

      Ur right, it’s BASED on Jaguar, we should all agree on that. But that doesn’t imply its hardware features are the same as other systems. That’s really my point. “It’s not just about speed”, yeah that’s what I was telling you brother, we can’t just observe the speed and conclude they perform the same….the features are different. Why do u say the CPU will be a bottleneck? Can u explain where? Cuz there’s no evidence of it presently, according to that Forza demo.

    • Gamez Rule

      Why the double post?

    • Mark

      My bad, Disqus was bugging. Anyway, of course the CPU will buckle under a certain load eventually, but the demo showed us what kind of performance we can expect from the CPU, it handled 4k 60fps, 20 cars, rain, collision, all at ultra settings! With headroom. Clearly Scorpio’s CPU has distanced itself from the Pro’s. There’s no evidence that Scorpio will bottleneck like the others, but to the contrary. If you feel it has a bottleneck, maybe u can point it out me?

    • Gamez Rule

      Ok, are MS are showing Forza on Scorpio at 4K at 60 fps at ultra settings? *TRUE 4K GAMING*?

      Now wait until you see games from third parties. Games like Dark Souls 3 / Starwars Battlefront / Assassin’s Creed Syndicate / Titanfall 2 etc

      You will see that not all games will run at 4K at 60fps at Ultra settings. The bottleneck will be the CPU ( same said for ALL current gen consoles ) but like always until the console is released people cannot tell 100% what is what.

      But going by current bottleneck problems on current gen consoles it comes down to the low Jaguar CPU more than anything else.

    • Mark

      The Forza demo was Forza 6 equivalent. And heeeel no Scorpio won’t run all games at 4k 60fps! But it doesn’t need to,
      Currently Scorpio demo is comparable to a 1070 and even GTX 1080, nuts. BattleFront 2 is said to be 4k 60fps on Scorpio by Shinobi and WindowsCentral.com Jez. Also they said Red Dead 2 will be 4k, I’m personally confident they’ll both be. But like u said who knows until we see.

    • Psionicinversion

      ps5 will definately use ryzen. soon as the ryzen semi custom socs are ready next year, jaguar will be ejected from existence. ps5 wont be here till 2019 most likely. if there dropping it end of 2018 then it may still use a jaguar

    • Rebelox

      The PS5 is gonna be amazing but i am happy with the PS4 Pro for now, we still have not reached the PS4 Pro’s true potential.

      Sony is probably gonna overclock the PS4 Pro even more and they will unlock more cores to match the Scorpio.

      The battle is not over yet for the PS Pro, we should wait and see how developers utilize the PS4 Pro’s power.

    • Gamez Rule

      This is just my opinion but PS4-Pro is good enough for what is needed for gaming recommendations this gen. I can’t see Sony unlocking anything myself within the consoles hardware because truth is 4K gaming isn’t as popular as much as 1080p.

      Most people use a 1080p TV for console gaming so until next gen begins *TRUE 4k* gaming consoles are not warranted as of yet for most gamers So IMO PS4-Pro is good enough for what Sony needs, and is what devs needed for this gen.

    • C. Hoffer

      Too early to really speculate on PS5 but it should land at least 2x the power of the Scorpio and won’t be here until 2020.
      Right now, Scorpio is top dog (spec wise) when it finally releases xmas 2017.

    • PorHawj2016

      2020 is perfect time for PS5 because fans have enough time to save up money then pre-order PS5 whenever it available to pre-order.

      The Last Of Us 2 Remastered for PS5 in 2020. lol

  • Terminator

    Cue in damage control and laughing alone from Mr. PSTw@t and IliketotakeitdoggystylefromSony.

    • Mr Xrat

      What’s to damage control? Specs like these are amusing considering the year’s lead time they’ve had. What happened to Zen and Vega?

    • Rebelox

      Lol.. the Scorpio is lagging behind by more than a year since the PS Pro.

      It’s gonna take years and years for Microsoft to be at the same level Sony is dominating.

      Now that the Scorpio’s specs have been revealed it ‘s easy peasy for Sony to come up with something even more powerfull.

      Microsoft has been damage controlling since the original PS4 came out hahah.. but ok, the xgimps got their day in the spotlight.. let them enjoy it while they can 🙂

    • Fweds

      Are you upset? The Scorpio is the most powerful console by far it makes the PS 4 pro look like a standard PS4.

      Bet you looking forward to the multi format comparisons with the Scorpio vs the pro. Lol.

      The Xbox Scorpio is a technical masterpiece and DX12 implementation into the GPU block just amazing.

    • crazy_black_man-

      You were expecting some big blowout too? So you’re just as disappointed by the Scorpio specs as me then, right? Hilariousness!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/708a8b65cdba7f5a97be60da3c84f65278c1cfb70fd05e7b4fcde53d9aafb0c2.jpg

    • Tomaterrrx

      What is there to be disappointed about when the system matches the GTX 1070/1080 in performance and still has some horsepower to spare?

    • crazy_black_man-

      “What is there to be disappointed about when the system matches the GTX
      1070/1080 in performance and still has some horsepower to spare?”

      Ummm…and this may have been said 100 million times before….there are no great distinguishable exclusive Xbox games to play? Therefore, no “must have” reason to purchase the console over a PS4 Pro, regardless of its power advantage.

    • Tomaterrrx

      This was a technical scoop by DF talking about SPECS. If you were expecting a games reveal from a site like Digital Foundry then you should think again. Why is this so hard to understand for so many people? Whats the point in revealing games now then having nothing to show at E3, andyou lot will continue b****ing about it.

    • crazy_black_man-

      BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOTHING TO SHOW AT E3 BUT THE SCORPIO RUNNING OLD GAMES.

      Why pay $700 for the new Scorpio this November when MS could have easily just patched current gaming PCs to play old Xbox 360 games. The Scorpio is just a walled in Windows 10 PC. Dont you already have a Windows 10 PC that does far more than Scorpio? With no exclusive games to show, Microsoft is still playing its customers for fools.

    • Gamez Rule

      “BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOTHING TO SHOW AT E3 BUT THE SCORPIO RUNNING OLD GAMES”

      This is a worry for me too. I bought into Xbone awaiting greatness and ..Still waiting.

      Half the games MS showed off at E3 were either cancelled or when released relatively disappointing. Now everything is playable on Windows 10 PC so In My Opinion the Xbone has nothing to say *pick me over PS4 / PC* anymore.

      And just like back the 360 days, it’s all Halo, Gears and Forza being repeated, with no new IP’s or full console exclusives in the last for four months of 2017.

      I want new games, not old games in 4K thanks.

    • Tomaterrrx

      Jheeze you couldn’t be more wrong about anything you just said

      ‘BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOTHING TO SHOW AT E3 BUT THE SCORPIO RUNNING OLD GAMES’ Ok????? That didn’t answer my question.

      ‘Why pay $700 for the new Scorpio this November when MS could have easily just patched current Windows 10 gaming PCs to play old Xbox 360 games?’ Are you joking? A patch isn’t going to make a platform suddenly being able to play Xbox 360 games. You must not know anything about PCs then. 360 uses a vastly different architecture to PCs, and then you have the licensing issues, and performance will be terrible because everyone will be using different hardware. And you don’t know what the exact price of the Scorpio is. For the record, even if it did cost $700, there is no PC on the planet that can do native 4K like the Scorpio can.

      ‘The Scorpio is just a walled in Windows 10 PC that plays 3rd party games. No Steam games, just 3rd party console releases’ Or we could use your dumb*** logic and let MS patch the Scorpio to run Steam games! LMAO

      Btw I use my Windows 10 PC for work/uni and Windows 7 laptop for light gaming (Left for Dead, LoL, TF). And as I said before MS shouldn’t reveal new games now when there is a much bigger crowd waiting at E3.

    • Gamez Rule

      I have an Xbone so no need to buy into Scorpio just because of the power. I just want full console exclusives more than anything. R.I.P. Scalebound.

  • Rebelox

    Just a little higher cpu clockspeed and RAM memory compared to the PS4.

    Was all the fuss about the Scorpio about this? Sadly this is not enough to save the Xbox brand as a whole..

    But.. it will be a good “basic” 4k machine for gaming and media.
    If they make some good games things might work out.

    Well done microsoft! 🙂 you guys desperately need a break and some positive news.. i guess the Scorpio aka Jesus might be your Savior after all.

    • Mark

      Scorpio is a whole lot more than that man. The labels mean nothing when u can hit performance on that level. The customization is on another level, as shown by the 1172 hz GPU speed. Even what they did with the CPU is amazing.

  • Gamez Rule
  • Mavericks

    I really hope that 6Teraflops is not a FP16 gimmick.

    If the chip is based on RX 480, this what we’ll get.

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah its really only got 3 tflops! they could still have 2x fp16 in it which is actually useful in certain cases.

    • Mavericks

      So, is it confirmed?

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah its 6 TFLOPs, spencer said it was 6 last E3, spencer reiterated it was 6 countless times after the fanboy idiots had all these delusions, the digital foundry guy said it was 6 so yeah its 6tflops

    • Mavericks

      No, I’m asking about FP16.

    • Psionicinversion

      i dunno, it’ll be something that is shared later when you get complete hardware run down. if it does do 2x fp16 itll be 12 TFLOPs of it.

  • Gamez Rule

    “Microsoft is promising that both 900p and 1080p Xbox One games should be able to run at native 4K on Project Scorpio”… What about 720p and under games?

    • Tomaterrrx

      Good point. Granted there are only a couple of 720p on the One.

  • Mr Xrat

    Jaguar CPU
    4GB of RAM for the OS
    Just four more compute units for the GPU over the Pro
    And, of course, that premium price tag Xgimps denied for months.

    And they had an extra year of tech advancements to exploit too. What the h3ll went wrong?

    At least they’ll have a shot of a tech demo featuring a bunch of cars sitting still to impress mugs with.

    • doplerradar

      And still has a significant edge to PS4 Pro. It also has 4K Blu Ray, which PS4 Pro lacks.

    • crazy_black_man-

      You get kicked from Dualshockers or what? Did you bring your sorry sack licking self over here from there today to bask in the commentary from the Scorpio reveal? Lame. Once again, y’all got nothing.

    • EmpeRawD

      “The hardware will always undoubtedly be better than what MS produces”
      Once again…you make the most idiotic comments. So the PS2 was more powerful than the Xbox? The PS4 Pro is more powerful than Project Scorpio? Lay off the sugar cubes Doggy

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL. Gee, you sound angry. Are you ok there bud?

    • Gamez Rule

      PS4 has more games on offer while the Xbone is still playing catch up, so it is what it is, and people see it just like that.

      This PS4-Pro vs Scorpio reminds me of the PS2 era. Remember that PS2 had more games and outsold the XBOX even when MS had the more powerful console.

      Deja vu 😉

    • Fweds

      You really do need to take a rest from all this your damage control is just getting embarrassing now.

      Go listen to Digital Foundry again they are comparing this technical Marvel’s graphics being up to GTX 1070 even GTX 1080, comparing the old way dosen’t cut it with the Scorpio as it uses the whole system in a whole new way.

    • Mr Xrat

      I don’t care what some MS PR statement says, loser. 🙂

    • Fweds

      Wasn’t MS who said it, it was digital Foundry check the latest videos.

  • Rebelox

    Sony is probably gonna overclock the PS4 Pro even more and they will unlock more cores to match the Scorpio.

    The battle is not over yet for the PS4 Pro, we should wait and see how developers utilize the PS4 Pro’s power.

    • EmpeRawD

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bbf63e95a71bb52046fe29e8b5efeb8be1533e57fd83d4112d8f0b310b8186b1.jpg Now that is what I call wishful thinking. Pathetic, hoove clicking, hoove reaching, high on sugar cubes wishful thinking. I’m actually laughing at you right now

    • Rebelox

      Lol.. im never gonna buy an xbox scorpio. My money is staying in my pocket. I have the last laugh. You better buy 3 Scorpios to save your Scorpio. 🙂

    • Tomaterrrx

      First, it’s not a battle. Only fanboys think that Sony and MS are fighting each other. Second, Sony won’t overclock the GPU as a) it will pee off current Pro owners, b) the CPU and RAM will bottleneck the overclock anyway.

  • Rebelox

    Go ahead and try playing a game in 4k on the Scorpio and see what happens.. i’ll tell you, it’s gonna catch fire!

    You’ll burn the house down!

    I warned you lol.. native 4k is dangerous.. specially on the Scorpio..

    ..the Scorpio will never be able to handle native 4k graphics.. it’s more likely to overheat and melt as soon as the 4k kicks in 🙂

  • crazy_black_man-

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ea600e5b0c050ca900ffedd7d3416b8392eb39ca34099f66fc473e9951584b2a.jpg

    All the speculation about what will be inside the PS5 is all well and good. But people are forgetting that the PS brand is all about the games. The hardware will always undoubtedly be better than what MS produces, that goes without saying, but just like now with the PRO, Sony has the games that people want to play at the right price for the hardware to exploit them. The Scorpio has brought nothing new to the table that wasn’t already there on PC.

    • Mark

      Ahaha. Some people have too much time, making these dam pics

    • Gamez Rule

      This is true.

  • EmpeRawD

    “All the speculation about what will be inside the PS5 is all well and good”

    “i bet PS5 go with 16 gb Memory RAM, 1300 MHZ, 400 gb Memory Bandwith but PS5 probably use Ryzen processor with 8 TLOPS and should have 4K UHD – Blu-Ray drive”

    “I believe PS5 will use a non jaguar CPU and different to Scorpio/”

    “You mean PS5 will use different cpu processor from Scorpio ? i guess PS5 will use Ryzen processor but probably have 8 TFLOPS”

    Why is the Playstation Defense Force constantly mentioning the PS5? The PS4 Pro just released? Are you clowns not happy with your Pro? Why are you pathetically wishing and praying to your lord and savior Hirai for a PS5?


 

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