Big numbers are always a good thing.
Now we’re talking. The Xbox One is a fairly anaemic piece of hardware (from a technical standpoint), even when it was fresh on the market, but time certainly hasn’t done it any favours. Xbox head Phil Spencer started talking numbers, though: While talking to Giant Bomb, he confirmed that Project Scorpio will be 4.5 times faster than the old Xbox One.
Microsoft is yet to post full specs for Scorpio. However, the new console is set to feature 6 teraflops of GPU power. Microsoft is positioning it as a console that can power genuine 4K experiences as well as high-quality VR. The VR angle is all the more interesting considering how Microsoft and Oculus have been getting quite cozy.
At least in terms of raw specs, the Xbox Scorpio is about as good as it gets outside the PC market (where, however, it does get a lot better.) That being said, Scorpio reportedly features more, higher bandwidth memory than the Xbox One with its 8 GB of DDR3, and while Microsoft has been mum about the CPU, it’ll likely be an upgrade over the atrocious Jaguar cores in the original Xbox One. It’s also head-and-shoulders above the PS4 Neo. So there’s that.