Xbox Scorpio news: New CES 2017 specs spotted - 4K, VR, top CPU the console's centerpiece?

Xbox Scorpio news: New CES 2017 specs spotted - 4K, VR, top CPU the console's centerpiece?

A neoGAF users posted a new picture from CES 2017, apparently showing an Xbox Scorpio presentation within AMD's Vega/Ryzen booth.


Presented as “the new horizon” for 4K gaming and VR, it would appear that these could be the two main selling points Microsoft are looking for focus on for their new console.


There is also a computer screen included in the shot portraying a woodland scene, however, it’s hard to tell what game this could be from.


The other obvious point to make from this is that the Xbox One Scorpio could also be using the new Vega architecture that is currently being used for the CPU power in the recently launched Ryzen PCs.


It’s unclear if this would mean the exact same version that are being used now, but it does bode well for the those hoping that the new Microsoft gaming machine will be able to pack a truly impressive punch.


Project Scorpio coupled with a top GPU and CPU chipset would make it an interesting product, based on the specs alone.


The Xbox One Scorpio specs could also be boosted by the use of the new Windows 10 Game Mode development tool.


It was recently reported that Windows 10 was getting a new Game Mode feature as part of a future update.


The feature ensures that power is directed to Windows 10 games rather than background apps. This makes your Windows 10 PC act more like a home console.


And according to a new Windows Central report, Game Mode will also benefit Xbox One Scorpio.


Built for the Universal Windows Platform, any Game Mode-enabled releases that support 4K on PC would make the transition to Xbox One Scorpio with little or no fuss.


In fact, any Game Mode releases could be ported from PC to Scorpio with 95% of its code intact.


The report suggests that the 4K textures used in the PC version of Resident Evil 7, for example, could be instantly unpacked on Scorpio.