Microsoft is really pushing performance with their new console.
The rumored Project Scorpio is now officially unveiled as the Xbox One X, set to be released on November 7th for $499 in international markets and boasts a bunch of features to embrace HDR, Dolby Atmos Surround, 4K, etc.
The truly ridiculous thing about this console is the power behind it’s little frame as the smallest Xbox ever in history. Touting 4K at 60 FPS performance on Forza Motorsport 7 and supersampling features for 1080p resolution performance, this thing is a beast of a console. Microsoft is stating that this beast has 6 teraflops of graphical compute power, which is very close to a 1070 GTX at 6.5 teraflops. To compare with the current console power king, Sony’s PS4 Pro only has 4.2 teraflops of compute power.
As I’ve mentioned in a previous article, it will be interesting to see how developers will embrace the perforamnce scaling across the current gen systems and if Microsoft will require Xbox One compatibility for future releases, or to have devs focus their efforts on the higher end Xbox One X. In either case, PC gamers should rejoice as now, we have more players pushing the bar for higher quality visual content to push our respective systems for PC ports.