Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Jun 2017 22:50 UTC
Windows

A small comment from Head of Xbox Phil Spencer was the final bit of news necessary to convince me Microsoft's Project Scorpio will be named Xbox 10 S, and it will serve as a Windows 10 gaming PC built for the living room. I know, that's a big claim - and I don't encourage anyone to gamble on it. But ahead of Microsoft's E3 event on Sunday, I'd like to collect the evidence that Microsoft is eager to put a computer beneath your television.

If true, this could be a great move by Microsoft. Imagine the sales pitch to, say, older high school students and first-year college students: a games console that also servers as a full Windows PC. That's not a bad package.

On a related note - Microsoft's latest preview build for the Fall Creators Update contains a lot of changes for Windows 10.

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RE: So
by Kroc on Fri 9th Jun 2017 14:31 UTC in reply to "So"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

A crappy one too.

Pre-Ryzen AMD chip -- so absolutely crap compared to Intel -- at ~1.6 GHz, this is mid-range Intel Atom at best, coupled with some very middling graphics hardware.

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RE[2]: So
by sergio on Fri 9th Jun 2017 18:53 in reply to "RE: So"
sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

That's true regarding the CPU but the Scorpio has a lot of improvements over a regular PC like unified RAM, super fast bus, DirectX instructions "hardcoded" into the GPU, ecc, ecc.

It's super powerful for gaming, obviously as a "Desktop PC" it won't be stellar... but for browsing, office, watching videos and any GPU accelerated task it will be more than ok.

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RE[3]: So
by dionicio on Fri 9th Jun 2017 19:36 in reply to "RE[2]: So"
dionicio Member since:
2006-07-12

Also a guess: this is the new "hardware base", to the core Windows. Anything below to belong to "mobility" arena.

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RE[2]: So
by grandmasterphp on Fri 9th Jun 2017 21:01 in reply to "RE: So"
grandmasterphp Member since:
2017-05-15

Most games don't need anything better than an i5 from 4 or 5 years go.

My gaming machine is a 2007 Core Quad machine with 8gb of ram, runs almost all modern games well except games like Rome Total War 2 since that is CPU intensive.

Edited 2017-06-09 21:02 UTC

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