HTC Vive Pro Specs

A new HTC vive is coming soon (sign up for notifications here) this year. It features higher resolution, smaller size (higher DPI) displays, improved eye socket with less external light bleed and upgraded integrated headphones. Here are the full specs:

  • Screens: Dual AMOLED 3.5″ Diagonal
  • Resolution: 1440×1600 per eye (2880×1600 combined)
  • Refresh Rate: 90Hz
  • Field of view: 110 degrees
  • Audio: Better (“hi-res”? Whatever that means.)
  • Input: Integrated microphones
  • Connections: USB-C 3.0, DP1.2, Bluetooth
  • Sensors: SteamVR Tracking, G-Sensor, gyroscope, proximity, IPD sensor
  • Ergonomics:
    • Eye relief with lens distance adjustment
    • Adjustable IPD
    • Adjustable headphone
    • Adjustable head strap

Microsoft Project Scorpio Specs

Here they are, the official Project Scorpio specs for the new device coming Q4 2017. Based on this info, it sounds like Project Scorpio will be a decent gaming PC. Hopefully they’ll allow us to install fresh Windows 10 and let us just use it as a normal, albeit small form factor PC and/or use it as an Xbox as well, that’d be fun!

  • CPU
    • 8 Core AMD Jaguar “Evolved” @ 2.3GHz w/ 4MB L2 Cache
    • 16nm FINFET Manufacturing Process
    • Manufactured by TSMC
  • GPU
    • Command Processor at the head of the GPU uses hardware implementation of DirectX 12
    • 40 Compute Units @ Core Clock 1172MHz vs 12 @ 853MHz on Xbox One vs 36 @ 911MHz on PS4 Pro vs 36 @ 1266MHz on AMD RX480
    • 12GB 6.8GHz GDDR5 384-Bit Memory Bus (12 modules) 326GB/s of Bandwidth (4GB System Reserved)
    • Die Size 360mm^2 vs 232mm^2 AMD RX 480
    • Compute Performance (TFLOPS) 6.0 vs 5.8 on AMD RX480
  • Cooling
    • Vapor Chamber Cooling with Large Centrifugal Fan

Destiny 2 Coming to PC!

Great news from bungie, their sequel to Destiny will be coming to a PC near you for the first time! I do hope that it is not an afterthought like Halo’s super late PC release was. If only they hadn’t canned the PC version in 2000 right after it was announced — Halo could have been better than it turned out if you can imagine it. The port of Halo flopped compared to the console version due to it being a second thought. Looking forward to a true PC release for Destiny 2!

Nintendo Switch Launch Day!

Congratulations Nintendo! I picked up my red+blue Switch and the new Zelda game last night at midnight and played for 2 hours before I passed out and my mind is blown! Such an amazing experience so far! The game is deserving of the 10/10 even after the first couple hours of exploring Hyrule. I can’t wait to see the amazing games to come. The crispness of the large display is beautiful and the power behind it is going to open up infinite possibilities for devs around the world!