The most powerful console ever, powered by AMD?
For the last year or so, AMD have been discussing some new console design wins that they have secured– and we’ve been trying to figure out just what those new consoles may be, given that we have only known about one new console coming up until recently, which is the NX. But speaking in their recent financial call, AMD revealed that one of their design wins that they had mentioned preciously was the Xbox One Scorpio.
“Last Quarter at E3, Microsoft announced two new members of the Xbox One family, powered by AMD. The Xbox One S is the slimmest Xbox console ever, and the first to support HDR. The system is expected to go on sales in the coming weeks,” AMD’s CEO Lisa Su said (via DualShockers).
“Microsoft also announced their next-generation game console code named Project Scorpio for the 217 holidays. Project Scorpio is designed to be fully compatible with existing Xbox One software, while leveraging AMD leadership gaming technology to create more immersive 4K and VR gaming experiences. Project Scorpio is one of the semi-custom design wins we communicated previously”
Su refused to go more in depth about the Scorpio, including mentioning any pricing details, noting only that they are in support of Microsoft’s stated goals with the upcoming console.
“We wouldn’t disclose anything that’s incrementally more than what our customer has disclosed, so I think Microsoft has talked about their goals with Project Scorpio; I think we are in support of those goals. Given the performance level, you would imagine that there is more capability on chip, but I wouldn’t want to go more than that,” she said.
The Xbox One Scorpio is due out by Holiday of 2017. Microsoft contend that when it launches, it will be the most powerful console ever made.