Xbox Scorpio Specs: New processor revealed in Twitter photo — still no release date

Source: Mike Ybarra/Twitter

We're just a couple weeks away from Microsoft's E3 briefing, where they will show off Project Scorpio. The beefed-up Xbox One will theoretically blow the PS4 Pro out of the water in terms of technical specs, with built-in VR and 4K support. We still don't know the console's real name or what it looks like, but we've seen another small (but important) part of it.

Xbox Scorpio: Corporate VP tweets photo of the CPU

Mike Ybarra, corporate vice president of Xbox program management, tweeted a picture of Project Scorpio's central processing unit Wednesday.

In layman's terms, the CPU is the little chip that will make Project Scorpio actually play video games and do other fun stuff. You kinda need one of those. It's not a big, shocking reveal or anything, but it's fun to see a picture of the little guy that will make everything work.

Project Scorpio is set for a fall 2017 release, but we don't know how much it costs, what it looks like or what its real name will be. "Project Scorpio" is a code name, after all. It won't be long now before we get answers to some (if not all) of those questions.

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