Eurogamer talks in-depth about the hardware specifications of Microsoft's upcoming Project Scorpio console. Quite a few gamers were wondering why there's no Ryzen CPU in the console and the site offers the answer over here:
It's at this point in the presentation where it's clear that the hopes of the most hardcore users weren't going to be realised - there is no Ryzen technology in Project Scorpio. Timelines, cost, area on the die, not to mention Microsoft confirming eight CPU cores last year had realistically ruled that out anyway - but hopes had lingered on, with shots like this stoking expectation.
"On the CPU side of things, we could still meet our design goals with the custom changes we made. At the end of the day we are still a consumer product. We want to hit the price-points where consumers want to purchase this. It's about balancing the two," explains Kevin Gammill.