Sites around the web report Microsoft started shipping Xbox 360 consoles with the new "Jasper" design. These units will have many benefits such as cheaper manufacturing cost, lower power consumption, less noise and improved reliability.
According a web-site that monitors DVD drives and mainboards of Xbox 360 game console – 360drives.com – there are many instances when end-users found code-named Jasper mainboards inside their video game systems. The new systems were acquired by actual customers in the UK and the USA.
The code-named Jasper design of the Xbox 360 game console uses ATI Xenos graphics and memory controller hub (GMCH) made using 65nm process at TSMC as well as IBM Xenon central processing unit (CPU) produced at IBM’s 65nm nodes. The new system design is projected to consume less electricity, use less complex cooling systems, produce less noise and be cheaper to manufacture.
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Re: Microsoft shipping out 'Jasper' Xbox 360 consoles by Anonymous on Thursday, October 02 2008 @ 02:20:25 CEST
It's kind of high time for a console update. The GPU hardware is out of date, and the CPU has only gotten a process shrink so it's behind the times too.
Make with the Xbox 720's and give us real 45/65nm guts and 1080P as base resolution and we might finally be talking. And BluRay (now that the case has finally been decided) would be pretty smart as well.
Oh sorry, smart and MS don't really seem to go hand in hand.
Reply by Anonymous on Friday, October 24 2008 @ 16:46:17 CEST