Xbox One S is not the only new system coming out from the folks in Redmond California.  Microsoft’s “one more thing” if you will is a look through the looking-glass of the future of gaming. The very long-rumored Project Scorpio is a real powerhouse. We didn’t get any real specs but it is officially the next Xbox. The Xbox One S is just a placeholder. One thing is for sure; we have gone from measuring systems by bits starting with the Nintendo back in the day to teraflops starting with Project Scorpio. We are sure Sony’s PlayStation conference had to make some quick changes to answer the call out by Microsoft’s “head nod.”

What we do know about Xbox Project Scorpio:

  • 8 CPU cores
  • 320 GB per second of memory bandwidth
  • 6 teraflops of GPU power. (PlayStation 4 has 1.84 teraflops & Xbox One has 1.31. )
  • “The most powerful graphics processor in a game console to date”
  • “The highest quality [uncompressed] pixels anyone’s seen”

The main reason for all this power is not gaming. It’s really to fight off Sony and 4K. We will not have another HD DVD vs Blu-Ray but Phil Spencer hoping to take the lead in being the place for 4K, VR and 4K gaming. Phil Spencer says it’s “meant to facilitate true 4K resolution gaming, high-fidelity virtual reality, and reassured that all future games will play on all three Xbox consoles.”

By Rubens Saintel

Proud father, #Haitian, photographer, consultant, writer & entrepreneur. I love video games, movies, plays, technology (surprise), beta testing apps and all things sci-fi. | |