After many months, Sony finally revealed the high-end console PlayStation 4 Pro (previously known as PS4 Neo). The console is a version of current generation PlayStation 4 with much improved hardware, designed with HDR and 4K support will compete against Microsoft’s Project Scorpio.
Xbox Project Scorpio Performance Delta Will Be ‘Obvious’ Over PlayStation 4 Pro – Microsoft
Microsoft revealed the console, code-named as “Project Scorpio” during its E3 2016 press conference, labelled it as the ‘most powerful console ever built‘. Whereas its competitor, Sony decided to skip the reveal of its upgraded console during the E3 and announced that the company will be revealing it later, after which PlayStation Meeting was confirmed to take place on September 7th in New York.
Soon after the reveal of Sony’s new console during the meeting, Microsoft’s director of product management and planning at Xbox, Albert Penello while speaking with the IGN and Polygon seemed pretty confident with the hardware advantage of Project Scorpio over the PlayStation 4 Pro. According to him, the performance delta of the Project Scorpio will be ‘obvious‘ over the rival, PS4 Pro. Although Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro will be released in November while Microsoft plans to release its high-end console sometime during holidays 2017.
“I believe that the difference between what we’re going to deliver with Scorpio from a performance perspective and PS4 Pro will be obvious to customers. I believe we have the best value this holiday, and I think we’re going to have the most powerful box next year.” said Penello to IGN.
Regarding the price, he didn’t give any hint, but the rival Sony has already decided to release the upgraded console for about $399. The price tag of Sony’s 4K console will have an impact on Microsoft’s 4K gaming console and the director Penello did mention that the price of their console will make sense to the gamers.
“The performance delta will be obvious. We know it’s important to deliver an experience that demonstrates the power gap between [the PS4 Pro and Scorpio] at a price that makes sense to console gamers,”
Sony’s new PlayStation 4 Pro comes with AMD 8 – Core Jaguar APU running at 2.1 GHz, equipped with AMD’s Polaris based GPU having 36 CUs @ 911 MHz, having 8 GB of GDDR5 memory with bandwidth up to 218 GB/s and computing power of 4.2 TFlops.
While the Project Scorpio will be equipped with AMD’s next gen 8 Core Zen APU along with the Polaris based GPU delivery bandwidth of 320 GB/s and having advantage of 6 TFlops. Lets see how things go when both the console make their debut in the market. PlayStation 4 Pro will be released on November 10th for $399 with many HDR and 4K supported titles announced by the Sony. Stay tuned for more updates!