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Microsoft unveils the specs for Project Scorpio

Digital Foundry landed a huge exclusive: a look at the specs for Project Scorpio, the next version of Xbox that’s scheduled to release Holiday 2017 (Disclosure: I previously worked for the Xbox Marketing team).

The short version? Project Scorpio will contain:

  • CPU: Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHZ
  • GPU: 40 customized compute units at 1172MHz
  • Memory: 12GB DDR5 RAM
  • Memory Bandwidth: 326GB/s
  • HDD: 1TB 2.5inch
  • Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray

For me, the 4K UHD Blu-Ray alone will make this system worth picking up. But I’m also excited about if/how the system will improve the look and resolution of games I already own.

I’m looking forward to see what Xbox will unveil at E3 when it comes to hardware as well as games.