Xbox Scorpio vs Xbox One Specs Compared – Big Wins In GPU And Memory Bandwidth

This is one hell of an upgrade.

Posted By | On 06th, Apr. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The Xbox One Scorpio’s hardware was revealed today at last, and- Microsoft wasn’t lying when it said that it would be a beast. The Scorpio is a thorough step up over existing consoles, including not just the standard Xbox One and PS4, but Sony’s PS4 Pro as well, that make it a thoroughly alluring prospect.

It’s the level of upgrade it provides over the standard Xbox One that is the most shocking to see- the improvements are holistic, but stand out the most in terms of the GPU (as Microsoft promised) and RAM. In terms of the former, we get an insanely powerful chip, exactly as we were promised-40 customized compute units at 1172MHz for Scorpio, versus 12 GCN compute units at 853MHz (the Xbox One S bumped these up to 912 MHz). That’s a massive overhaul- and thankfully, the rest of the machine largely keeps up.

Take the memory, for instance- the Xbox One’s memory setup of 8GB DDR3 RAM with 32MB eSRAM has been replaced in favor of a unified, 12GB pool of GDDR5 memory. This is a roughly 150% gain available memory, yes, but equally important is the memory bandwidth- at 326GB/s, it is far beyond the 68GB/s bandwidth on the Xbox One, and even the 204GB/s bandwidth that the eSRAM provided.

The weak link in all of this appears to be the CPU- details on that are a bit cagey, with Microsoft claiming it is a ‘custom’ CPU. Whatever it is, it has eight cores clocked at 2.3GHz, which is an improvement over the Xbox One’s 1.75GHz. It sounds like this is a slightly customized Jaguar- the upgrade seems to be rather modest on this front compared to the rest of the machine.

Even so, the startling level of performance and improvements that the Scorpio is providing make for a killer machine in terms of specs. It will be fascinating to see how developers choose to tap the extra resources that this affords them.

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

Xboxx One Specs:

  • CPU: Eight custom Jaguar cores clocked at 1.75GHz
  • GPU: 12 GCN compute units at 853MHz (Xbox One S: 914MHz)
  • Memory: 8GB DDR3/32MB ESRAM
  • Memory Bandwidth: DDR3: 68GB/s, ESRAM at max 204GB/s (Xbox One S: 219GB/
  • HDD: 500GB/1TB/2TB 2.5-inch
  • Drive: Blu-ray (Xbox One S: 4K UHD)

Thanks, EuroGamer.


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  • Troy Marcel

    let the salty tears flow

    • C. Hoffer

      For who?
      The current One/S users that have been stuck so far behind the Sony systems for what will amount to FOUR years by the time the Scorpio hits.
      Shrug…lets hope M$ gets some actual games for me to play when I pick my new unit up when it releases late 2017.

    • Troy Marcel

      I’ve been perfectly happy enjoying my original and S model Xbox and soon the Scorpio.

    • Luke Skywalker

      lol lol lol at @clinthoffman:disqus
      Microsoft did a great job here with the hardware on scorpio and I can alomost guarantee that there will be a lot of upgraders from xbox one and ps4. I can also see ps4 pro users upgrading to scorpio too.

    • Mark

      Dude what they did with this system is insane. From the mods to the CPU and Cooling Unit, well everything, they just went HAM!

    • Luke Skywalker

      And people tried to say Sony was the hardware company. Microsoft will soon start designing their own full customized chips.

    • Mark

      To be fair, Sony just made the better performing launch system. However, Microsoft’s Vapor Chamber Cooling Unit trumps what both Sony consoles has going for it…..it allowed them to overclock the GPU to 1170 hz! That’s what’s behind the 6Tflops, not the number of CUs..nuts

  • Mark

    !!! Andrew Goosen and team are HARDWARE BRAINIACS! Vaporized Chamber Cooling Unit?! Daam.

  • Mr Xrat

    Decent RAM upspec, shame a third of it is for the OS. As for the rest, you waited an extra year for this? Really?


 

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