Now that the Xbox One-related Project Scorpio specs have been officially revealed, there is a lot of excitement building around the new Microsoft console. Project Scorpio will come with an impressive eight-core CPU, 12GB of memory, and 1 TB harddrive, 4K UHD Blu-ray player, and integrated power supply.
Concerning this last point, it’s nice to see Xbox has finally killed off the power brick that’s been standard for the last few generations of Xbox consoles, save for the Xbox One S. Those who own an Xbox with the power brick understand how obtrusive the power supply was, as well as the incredible heat it produced.
Rumors circulated a few weeks ago that Project Scorpio would come with an integrated power supply, following in the footsteps of the Xbox One S. The design for Project Scorpio will also be compact, similar to the Xbox One S.
Naturally, Project Scorpio will also come with a very powerful cooling system to make sure the internal power supply doesn’t overheat or cause any issues with the other guts of the console.
With such a powerful cooling system needed to keep Project Scorpio running smoothly, it’ll be interesting to see how loud the system will get when its running at full capacity. Considering the fact that it will not only play Xbox One games at max ability, but also Xbox 360 games, there’s no doubt the system will be used to its full potential. Hopefully the cooling system stays quiet, unlike the Xbox One, which at times can get quite loud.
More information will be coming at this year’s E3 conference, where Xbox will hopefully reveal the Project Scorpio console itself. Right now, gamers have only caught a glimpse of the device’s CPU.
At the moment, Project Scorpio is still on track to release holiday 2017, so it won't be much longer now until gamers will get to upgrade their Xbox One gaming experience with the new Microsoft console. Until then, we will continue to look forward to additional information about Project Scorpio.
Project Scorpio is expected to release in 2017.