The latest gaming console from Microsoft is finally here, and it’s going to be a real treat.
Microsoft’s new console, codenamed “Project Scorpio,” is the latest iteration of the Xbox, the successor to the Xbox One, which debuted back in December.
With an array of upgraded hardware, it looks like the Xbox Scorpio will be just as powerful as the Xbox 720, the Xbox’s most recent generation.
While that’s not to say it’s as powerful, it’s still one heck of a lot more powerful than the Xbox 1080.
This is a great opportunity to get a good look at the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4 versions of the new console.
To make sure you don’t miss out, we’re running a hands-on preview of the Scorpio in our Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review.
But before you get too excited about Scorpio, let’s take a look at what makes this Xbox so powerful.
First of all, let me just say that Scorpio is the first Xbox to have a dual-core CPU.
Dual-core CPUs are the bread and butter of most modern CPUs, and they make their way into most modern gaming rigs.
With a quad-core processor, the difference between a solid, smooth 60fps gaming experience and a laggy 30fps is negligible.
However, when you have to handle a game at a frame rate higher than 30fps, that 30fps has to be handled at a low-to-mid frame rate, which can cause a lot of stuttering and other issues.
For this reason, developers often use the term “dual-core” when talking about the hardware they want to run their games on.
The Scorpio has a quad core CPU, but the Xbox has a dual core CPU.
What’s the difference?
Here’s what that means: In order to run a game that’s optimized for dual-threaded processing, the CPU needs to run at a relatively low clock speed.
For example, a game on Xbox 720 requires around 1GHz of power to run.
A game on Scorpio can run at 1.5GHz, and this allows the CPU to be able to handle the full range of tasks that developers want to implement, from physics calculations to audio to animation to graphics to game logic.
The Xbox Scorpios Dual-Core CPU isn’t as powerful (in comparison) as the quad-Core processor found in the Xbox X and PS4, but it’s not so far off.
If you’re a gamer who enjoys the occasional 30fps stutter or choppy frame rate in a game, you’ll definitely be able handle a Scorpio at that speed.
On top of that, the Dual-Cores are designed to work in tandem with each other.
This means that if one CPU is overheating, it can shut down the other CPU and make the game unplayable.
The only real downside is that you’ll have to sacrifice a bit of performance if you want to play a lot.
But the benefits of a Dual-CPU CPU aren’t just limited to games.
With the ability to run in the 60fps range, Scorpio’s CPU is capable of running games at the very highest resolutions.
That means you can play games with native 4K resolution on the Xbox and 1080p on the PS4.
If we were to assume that 1080p is 60fps, the Scorpios CPU would have to run the same clock speed as the 360’s, but this would give the Xbox a bit more performance.
It’s the same for the PSVR, which uses a quadcore CPU and is capable to run games at 720p on PS4 and 1080i on PSVR.
So how do these Dual-Processors compare?
The PS4’s Dual-Threaded CPU is the same as the PS3’s Dual Threaded CPU, while the Xbox is powered by the Xbox 1.6GHz Dual-Chip CPU.
The PS3 was also the first generation of a console to use a GPU, while Scorpio uses a single-core GPU.
Both PS4 (PS4 Pro) and Xbox (Xbox Scorpio) Dual- Processors feature a single GPU.
The main difference between the PS1 and PS2 processors is that the PS2 used a different memory interface called the GDDR5, while PS1 only used a GDDR5 memory interface.
The GPU that powers the Xbox version of the console is a 4-core NVIDIA GPU.
It is not an advanced GPU like the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580, but instead has a much lower power consumption compared to the GTX 1050.
This difference in power consumption means that the Xbox will be able run a 1080p game at 60fps with an extremely low frame rate.
That said, you should definitely consider playing at 1080p in games like Horizon Zero Dawn and the new Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which feature games that feature 1080p.
The PlayStation 4’s Dual Processors have a single chip