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Microsoft Project Scorpio Dev Kits LCD Screen Shown in Action

The LCD screen on the Project Scorpio developers kit allows dev’s to see information such as framerate and read and write data on the console.


Ahead of the full launch at E3 2017 in June, we continue to learn a lot about the console. has already confirmed the market-leading specs for the device, and also showed the development kit. Speaking of which, we are now seeing how the console performs on those dev kits for the first time.

A report by Windows Central shows a video on Twitter shows the LCD screen on the front of the kit. This panel comes with its own navigation button and will give developers important system information.

The hardware also sports five buttons that are not on the S. These allow information to be programmed into the OLED display.

With this screen, developers can see frame rate counts and see read and write speeds. The report shows an animated version of the screen, but Widows Central suggests the real thing will be seen soon.

Of course, this screen is very likely to be removed when is launched. There is a small chance it could be repurposed to have other functionality, but our bet is the panel is a dev kit exclusive.

Xbox Scorpio Launch

By this point, we already know a lot about Project Scorpio. In an interview two weeks ago, Xbox chief Phil Spencer discussed how the console will redefine gaming, even for those with Xbox One titles:

“I think Scorpio is for the console customer who wants the best version of the console games on their television, whether they have a 1080p or a 4K television,” he says.

“We've got a higher frequency CPU than any other console, we've got a better GPU, we've got more RAM. I have a Scorpio at home, so I've moved it back and forth from a 1080p TV to a 4K TV – and if you're running on a 1080p TV and you plug Scorpio in you're gonna be able to tell.”

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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