See the Project Scorpio Xbox Development Kit

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Microsoft's E3 is going to be all about its new console, the Xbox Scorpio. It's already given us some dry technical specifications to chew on ahead of the big event, now it's letting us see the kit that game developers are receiving to create new games. 

In the video Xbox's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb talks to Kevin Gammill from the Xbox engineering team about the developer's version of the Xbox Scorpio, focusing on the differences between this box and the one people will actually be able to take home. Hryb is careful to mention that this Scorpio looks "completely different" from the retail version.

Gammill explains that the development version of the box is higher-powered than the retail version, and has extra ports. The extra power helps developers to iterate games faster and according to the video they're also using that extra power to create games for the special digital read-out on the front of the developer kit. 

We know the retail version has a CPU with eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz, a GPU with 40 customized compute units at 1172MHz, a 12GB GDDR5 memory, a 1TB 2.5-inch and a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive.