Xbox Project Scorpio: 6 Teraflops Is Not The Only Thing "That Makes It Powerful", says Phil Spencer
The number of Teraflops is not the only factor that determines how powerful Project Scorpio is, according to the Xbox Division Boss Phil Spencer. Speaking to our friend at Stevivor, Phil Spencer stated that there are many other factors apart from Teraflops that makes Xbox Scorpio powerful, just as in the case of a car, where a lot of factors decides how fast it goes.
When asked by Stevivor, how he describes a teraflop when trying to sell Xbox Scorpio, Spencer replied: "Well, I try not to really talk using the term. It's like a car — you wouldn’t describe how fast it goes using only one characteristic. But I guess it’s like a teraflop is like a horsepower — you’d probably have in your head what 100 horsepower could do, or 200.
"But it’s much more than that there're other things that dictate how fast the car goes. A transmission. It's weight. It’s the same with Scorpio; it’s not just the number of teraflops that makes it powerful."
Also, Spencer was asked whether Xbox Scorpio is a next-gen console or just an updated version of the current-gen (like in the case of PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro). To this Spencer smartly replied: "I just consider it as part of the Xbox family."
Xbox Scorpio is scheduled to launch in Holiday 2017. The official specs (partial list) of Xbox Scorpio is given in the trailer. What price point Microsoft will put on Xbox Scorpio? this topic is still up for debate. Analysts Michael Pachter says that a price point of more than $399 is going to be a suicidal move, whereas Phil Spencer has made it pretty clear that Xbox Scorpio targets requirements of the high-end consumers (a clear hint that price tag is not going to be on a lower side, it will have a higher price).