Recently, XBOX has introduced Scorpio developer kit. This developer kit for console has hardware specifications which are better than system itself. Microsoft has made major efforts for designing this kit so that lives of developers become easy. Specifications of this Scorpio dev kit are;
- 8 core CPU at the 2.3 GHz
- GPU with 44-radeon computing units at 1172-MHz
- GHHR5 RAM with space of 24 GB
- GPU delivers performance of 6.6 teraflops
- One TB SSD
- Hard drive of 1TB
Specifications Xbox Scorpio Dev Kit
At higher levels, game developers coming higher can tune down to lower levels. This is an easy way as compared to coming in lower & tuning up. This easy approach has been incorporated by XBOX in this new kit. The fact is that game developers make use of development hardware which is powerful as compared to final target they tend to achieve. Then they scale down their performance for meeting that level. XBOX has set the target for its Scorpio to the native 4K games. Their goal is mainly to enable running of 900p and any accompanying better title at the frame rate of 4k on their Scorpio. While creating Scorpio dev kit, focus has been maintained on the compatibility of kit with greatest and latest TV technology of 4K resolution, color gamut and higher dynamic range. Microsoft has arranged for safe future of Scorpio by providing built in support for upcoming arrivals. Scorpio by XBOX will provide support to variable refreshing rates display through 2.1 HDMI. This variable rate is built-in to specifications of HDMI 2.1.
Some of the today`s computers monitors offer variable refreshing rate through Nvidia or FreeSync`s proprietary G Sync technology, currently no television is supporting this feature.It is expected that they will be available nearly. This means that Scorpio is already prepared to tackle their requirements. Displays with variable refreshing rates are able to directly sync on frame by frame basic with source`s video output. Examples are game console or computers which make variable sync unnecessary. It eliminates issues like input tag, stuttering and screen tearing.
Benefits Xbox Scorpio Dev Kit
There are many benefits that will be available through this Scorpio kit. For example vents of Scorpio dev send air to the sides & the back. This allows game developers stacking of dev kits without any risk for overheating. Setup process has also been simplified for this dev kit by Microsoft. It has developed high speed transfer-cable to get same builds for system. This will save much time for developers. Microsoft has spent much effort for reducing iteration time that leads to extra time requirements by developers. They have focused every minute detail including time saving while creating this new kit. This includes everything from getting this kit & running to fast cable transfer, all details are made focusing to tighten iteration loop. Resultantly developers will get chance to run games even more quickly in 4K on Scorpio. This Scorpio dev kit combines power of Scorpio and practices of Microsoft due to which developers will get time and ability to focus upon making most of scalable XBOX 1 ecosystem.