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Microsoft Updates Project Scorpio Website With Schematic of Console

by Al McCarthy


Microsoft has updated the Project Scorpio portion of the Xbox website to offer those interested in the console a glance at the insides of the system and a diagram explaining each piece in detail.

If you missed all of the news this morning, much of the tech specs have been revealed, with a report that confirmed that the system would run native 4K games at 60 FPS.  The price of the system has not been revealed, but it’s not going to be on the cheaper side of the spectrum. 

The Diagram lists four parts to the system:

1) Scorpio Engine – Features 6 Teraflops, 326GB/s Memory Bandwidth and advanced, custom silicon.  Microsoft calls the Scorpio Engine “The most powerful gaming processor ever created.” The engine is capable of what Microsoft lists as “True 4K Gaming” powered by the 12GB GDDR5 Memory.

2) Vapor Chamber – Like a powerful the Scorpio’s Vapor Chamber uses an advanced liquid cooling system to keep the console cool.

3) Centrifugal Fan – The fan works in tandem with the Vapor Chamber to keep the console cool, pulling in and compressing air.

4) Hovis Method – The internal power supply for the console, which uses the Hovis Method is described as a cutting edge digital power deliver system that custom tunes each console’s voltage.

While that breaks down the diagram, you can add 4K UHD Blu-ray/DVD player to the list of features with a 1TB HDD Storage.

Unfortunately there’s still no word on the price of the console, but eary reports suggest it will cost around $499.  The launch date is still set for 2017 according to Microsoft, though an exact date has not been revealed at this time.  A safe bet would be in the fall ahead of the all-important Black Friday shopping holiday.  Retailers have not begun taking pre-orders for the Scorpio, but online retailers like Amazon already have a sign-up sheet to be notified when the console comes available.

- This article was updated on:February 27th, 2018

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