Microsoft Corporation and Sony Corp. are two big players in the video gaming hardware market. Both companies are working to develop the most powerful gaming consoles, which will offer 4K gaming and video streaming. At this year’s E3 conference, Microsoft announced Xbox Scorpio, which is deemed to be the most powerful game console ever made by the company.
The gaming console will feature six teraflops of GPU delivering a premier gaming experience including true 4K gaming and high-fidelity virtual reality. On other hand, Sony is set to unveil its most powerful gaming console, PlayStation 4 Pro or PS4 Pro, in November. The PS4 Pro will allow games to run at 4K.
In this article, we’ll take a look at features of Xbox Scorpio and PS4 Pro.
Microsoft Xbox Scorpio
The Xbox Scorpio might be the last in the traditional console generation, according to Microsoft. It is will be a mid-generation upgrade to the Xbox One.
The console will offer eight CPU cores; over 320GB/s of memory bandwidth; six teraflops (TF) of GPU power; 4K gaming support; and VR support. The six teraflops of GPU will deliver a premier gaming experience including true 4K gaming and high-fidelity virtual reality.
The Xbox Scorpio will offer a great gaming experience, and will allow users to experience gaming in 4K. According to reports, the console will offer a sizable leap over both the PS4 and PS4 Neo with much better graphical and memory capabilities. The Xbox Scorpio will be about 50% more powerful than the PS4 Pro. The Xbox Scorpio will feature six teraflops of GPU power, compared to 4.14 flops by the PS4 Pro.
Microsoft is planning to release Project Scorpio in Holiday 2017. The company, however, yet to announce a final release date as well as the price or cost of Project Scorpio.
Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg said in an interview that the company sees Project Scorpio as a “premium product,” and it would be “a very high-end product.”
Sony’s mid-generation upgrade, the PS4 Neo, is expected to be launched late this year, which is a great advantage over the Xbox Scorpio. The PS4 Pro will have a 12-month time to establish itself before the Xbox Scorpio is launched.
The PS4 Pro will support 4K and HDR output. However, the console the console will only upscale games to 4K resolution instead of rendering them natively. The PS4 Pro will not feature an Ultra HD Blu-ray player.
The PS4 Pro will be available, starting from 10th November 2016, with a price tag of $400.
Moreover, Microsoft released the highly-anticipated 2TB Xbox One S early August in select countries for $399. The company launched the Xbox One S in two versions – 500 gigabyte (GB) and 1 terabyte (TB) – on August 23. The company premiered a wide range of games launching this year and beyond for Xbox One and Windows 10, including a mix of exclusives, blockbusters and independent games.