Digital Foundry Microsoft Xbox Scorpio Reveal [2017: 04-06, 04-11, 04-15, 04-16]

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  1. iroboto

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    up now
     
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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-project-scorpio-tech-revealed


    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-04-06-scorpio-for-dummies-the-next-xboxs-tech-explained

    Seems to be down for now, at least for me.


    - 8 "Custom x86 cores" at 2.3GHz (haven't seen word on architecture) EDIT: Digital Foundry claims an "upgraded Jaguar" with the same two 4-core modules with total 4MB L2
    - 40 CUs at 1172MHz for exactly 6000.64 GFLOPs
    - 12GB GDDR5 for 326GB/s total bandwidth, probably 384bit at ~6800MT/s
    - 1TB 2.5inch drive (definitely HDD)
    - UHD Bluray drive
    - Sound DSPs now offer object-based Dolby Atmos on all titles (but how?!)
     
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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-04-06-project-scorpio-explained

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/d...pio-is-console-hardware-pushed-to-a-new-level

    Supposed link to article

    Microsoft gave us the full tech specs of the machine. The central processor (CPU) has eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz. The graphics processor (GPU) has 40 customised compute units clocked at 1172MHz - a very high clock speed for a console - and it does achieve Microsoft's stated six-teraflop performance figure. There's 12GB of GDDR5 RAM, with a memory bandwidth of 326GB/s. There's a faster 1TB 2.5-inch hard drive, and a UHD Blu-ray drive. Like Xbox One S, it has an integrated power supply, so no external power brick. In terms of input/output ports, it is identical to Xbox One S (so, no Kinect port, but HDMI in is retained).
     
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    At 2:14, he claims it's a "Jaguar evolution" with two 4-core modules with 2MB L2 cache each.
     
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    I was also right on the money saying that given that size measurement a 56/60 CU part would not be feasible. Should've listened to myself, upping CUs in the prediction thread last minute :no:
     
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    got to hand it to anyone who went with polaris!
     
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    More juicy tidbits from the articles...


    Did you see it running a game?


    Yes. Well, a ForzaTech demo, which is a stress test based on the Forza Motorsport 6 engine, running the maximum number of cars around a track with dynamic weather and all the bells and whistles turned on.

    How did it do?

    Smashed it. At the same graphics quality settings as Xbox One, the demo ran at a full 4K resolution, at a perfect 60 frames per second. For Xbox One to do this at a standard HD resolution of 1080p uses about 90 per cent of that console's power. Scorpio was only using 60-70 per cent of its resources to run this demo. The graphics settings were then ramped up to the equivalent of the ultra settings on the PC game Forza Motorsport Apex, and Scorpio still didn't break a sweat.
     
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    seems to be the last video from DF
     
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    This bodes very well IMO -
    Hopefully we get the audio we were wanting at the beginning of the generation, and Shape will now do something useful instead of Kinect.
     
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    It's an overclocked PS4 Pro + 12GB GDDR5 on 384bit bus.
     
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    With less custom parts in the GPU. Sony´s ID-Buffer will be a Cerny win.

    By the way, not fp16x2 mentioned. Would be funny PS4 Pro would end up being faster in titles using FP16 intensively.
     
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    A bit of a deception, nothing about the feature level of the GPU for example...
     
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    still waiting on this.
     
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    Native 4k on this still doesn't make much sense to me. For multi-plats specifically.
     
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    What's the consensus on them integrating DX12 at the hardware level? Is it really a noticeable jump or more of a talking point?
     
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    too generalized as a statement, without knowing how the hardware is customized these 3 specs together don't represent it's profile.
     
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    Seems 50% extra for everything?
     
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    Balance Is Back !!! The motherboard being balanced to the SOC to manage power sounds interesting. The boost in speed seems great and those extra mhz will be welcomed. All in all a great job. $500 would be the floor I would assume but I think it hits a good spot between ps4 pro and PC with this year's components.
     
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