With the specs for the Project Scorpio being revealed to the public for the first time, gamers were able to get an idea of what to expect when the new Xbox console launches this fall. Of course, the console may have featured a lot of standard hardware one would expect from a new gen system, but there were also some surprising things about the Scorpio as well.

During the breakdown of the system's features and specifications in the Eurogamer piece carried out by their Digital Foundry division, there were some highlights that actually took us by surprise. Hence, here's a list of the 5 most surprising things about the Project Scorpio.

No. 5 - Scorpio Features A 4K Dashboard

While this isn't something you would expect to be a big selling point for the Scorpio, I was genuinely surprised to learn in the Digital Foundry piece that the new Xbox system will run its dashboard in native 4K resolutions. Due to this particular feature, the Scorpio's 12GB of RAM has had 4GB specifically set aside for dashboard operations. The 1TB hard drive included in the system has also had its memory bandwidth increased to accommodate the new upgrade and expectancy of running games at native 4K, and handling dashboard operations at nearly 8.2 million pixels per frame.

Now I know what you're thinking, a dashboard for the OS running at 4K doesn't really do much for improving the game. Yes, this is true. In fact, a 4K dashboard actually saps resources from the game. However, Microsoft may improve and optimize this in the future. But for now, when you customize your dashboard for the Scorpio, you'll be able to load in your favorite 4K background and see everything in unbelievably high resolutions.

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