Ever since E3 2016, gamers have been speculating how will the Xbox Scorpio turn out to be. Will the new console have true 4k 60FPS or will it disappoint? Well, thanks to a new leak, we get to see a new look at the specs of the hardware.
Digital Foundry, who specializes in game technology and hardware reviews, did an in-depth analysis of the whitepaper leak. They confirm that the Xbox Scorpio will have a different RAM architecture than the Xbox One, four times the L2 cache, and a six teraflop GPU.
Watch the full video down below:
The video goes into detail that the leaked document confirms the Scorpio will have around 4.5 times the power than the Xbox One. The new CPU will use chips based on the Jaguar family similar to the Xbox One, PS4, and PS4 Pro.
The Scorpio seems to be using a “checkerboarding” or “sparse rendering” technique as seen with the PS4 Pro. This allows developers to really hit that 4K sweet spot, allowing an image with shadows to be rendered at the half resolution with no real deterioration in quality.
Xbox head, Phil Spencer, recently sat down with the Scorpio for the first time and
said that the “games played great, console looked right, proud of the team.”
Great day, Scorpio update w/ team. Played my first games on early Scorpio unit. Games played great, console looked right, proud of the team
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 24, 2017
More official news of the Xbox Scorpio will presumably be released around E3 2017. The console is scheduled to release sometime this year. Stay tuned to Gameranx as we will bring you more updates on the new hardware.