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Project Scorpio unlocked to now have 9GB of GDDR5 ram for developers

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shikamaru317 said:

This right here is something I like to here and can make a clear direct feel to the gamer.  One thing we have seen is that some games have huge loading times like Tekken 7.  Reducing that time down to seconds instead of minutes would make the scorpio the platform of choice for games that take very long to load after saves or other things.  Eliminating studdering in Open world games.   Looking forward to see if developers take advantage of this extra memory as a cache.



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Machiavellian said:
shikamaru317 said:

This right here is something I like to here and can make a clear direct feel to the gamer.  One thing we have seen is that some games have huge loading times like Tekken 7.  Reducing that time down to seconds instead of minutes would make the scorpio the platform of choice for games that take very long to load after saves or other things.  Eliminating studdering in Open world games.   Looking forward to see if developers take advantage of this extra memory as a cache.

MS also reduced the latency of the connection between the motherboard and the hard drive by 50% I hear, which should also have an appreciable impact on loading times. 



Impressive. Xbox One & PS4 have 5 GB for games, right? And PS4 Pro 5.5 GB.



Should have just put more memory in to begin with, leaves way too easy a path to be overtaken again in the not to distant future, and if Scorpio loses its "most powerful console" shtick, it loses everything.



I really don't get how will be working the games on the 2 systems... 2 instalation files, one for each system(one and Scorpio)?
, could I choose to just use the regular xbox one version of the game on my Scorpio to earn in load time instead of graphics?



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Radek said:

Impressive. Xbox One & PS4 have 5 GB for games, right? And PS4 Pro 5.5 GB.

The normal PS4 is supposedly 5.5 GB for games.

Not sure about the PS4pro, but it has 1 GB more total than the normal 8GB of the PS4's.



Nice. Nothing earth shaking but still good to know.



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NATO said:

Should have just put more memory in to begin with, leaves way too easy a path to be overtaken again in the not to distant future, and if Scorpio loses its "most powerful console" shtick, it loses everything.

Its a mid gen console, why makes you think this is the last iteration for MS.  If anything when Sony is ready for their next gen so will MS.  The PS4 Pro and Scorpio will be the low end while the new consoles will be the high.  Having the scorpio as your low end seems pretty good for MS



Am I the only one not excited about these specs from Scorpio? I mean 9GB ram is great, but knowing that there won't be any Scorpio exclusives making use of it, it doesn't really excite me. It's essentially all for the benefit of 4K: higher res assets etc of current gen games. 3rd parties arent gonna make a next gen game on their own either.

I hope I'm wrong and MS shows a Scorpio exclusive.

Jigsawx1 said:
Nice this will bring game development forward

How?



That's actually not as much as I was thinking it would have... It's only 1 more gb than what the x1 currently has. Luckly the memory bandwidth has a good increase.



             

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