Project Scorpio has been fully exposed by the hardware experts at Digital Foundry, and we’ve got the specs and hardware details to prove it. In terms of raw numbers, Microsoft’s next-gen machine reportedly “licks” PS4 Pro and even gives PC performance a run for its money.

Xbox Project Scorpio Vs. PS4 Pro

The key chip details are listed below:

  • CPU : Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz
  • GPU : 40 customised compute units at 1172MHz
  • Memory : 12GB GDDR5
  • Bandwidth : 326GB/s
  • Hard Drive : 1TB 2.5-inch
  • Optical : 4K UHD Blu-ray

For comparison’s sake, here are those same values for Sony’s PS4 Pro released last year.

  • CPU : Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz
  • GPU : 36 improved GCN compute units at 911MHz
  • Memory : 8GB GDDR5
  • Bandwidth : 218GB/s
  • Hard Drive : 1TB 2.5-inch
  • Optical : Blu-ray (standard)

Taking a look at those numbers alone, it’s easy to see that Project Scorpio is superior to the Pro in almost every way. Simplistically, Foundry compared the PS4 Pro CPU performance gult to the one that exists between standard PS4 and Xbox One. This time, however, Microsoft comes out on top. This says nothing of Scorpio’s 12GB RAM that can potentially offer improved visual effects. Scorpio is about 30 percent faster than a standard Xbox One with 4.6 times more GPU power.

With all that tech in mind, one of the major pillars of Xbox Scorpio is delivering as many true 4k experiences as possible with high frame performance. During Foundry’s session, Microsoft showcased a Forza demo that “smashed it” with 4K visuals at a perfect 60 fps. The small slice is the basis for Forza MotorSport 7, and it was able to dazzle using just 60 percent of Scorpio’s full power. A 4K Forza Apex demo on PC reportedly couldn’t run as smoothly on top-tier cards.

Of course, part of Scorpio’s lure rests not only on new experiences in 4K but also backwards compatibility with existing software too. The Scorpio will upscale those games on 4K sets and will offer improved performance across the board at 1080p. Unlike Pro, users will be able to select all graphics options for all games to decide if they want to favor frames or resolution.

In many ways, Project Scorpio is exactly what Microsoft has always advertised. It’s a true 4K games console with the most powerful tech in the world. While the jury’s still out on just how well the software will take advantage of its chips, it appears to be a statistical marvel. We’ll likely see more games in action during E3 2017 in June.

Xbox Project Scorpio Price, Release Date

With specs out of the way, the only lingering concern is the Xbox Project Scorpio price. Microsoft has advertised Scorpio as a “premium” machine, and its hardware will cost money. While still a ballpark, the general assumption is that the product could retail for as much as $500 or more. It’s expected to release this fall.

Are you impressed by Project Scorpio so far? Do its spec differences with PS4 Pro matter to you? Are you going to upgrade? Tell us in the comments section!