• Why is finding a Jasper Xbox 360 such a pain in the neck?

    What’s the easiest way to ensure that the Xbox 360 you’re buying is one of those Jasper ones, one with a 65nm CPU that runs cooler and shouldn’t be as susceptible to the red ring of death? On the little cutout on the back of the Xbox 360, you need to maneuver the system so that you can see the power rating. Spot a “12,1A” and the Jasper is yours. But, why… Read More

  • Rumor: New Xbox 360 mobo to get 256MB flash memory

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    Images of Jasper, the new (manufactured Oct 23) Xbox 360 mobo, show some neat features that haven’t been announced or confirmed by Microsoft. Among them are the run of the mill 150W power supply (lower power consumption means lower power bills for you, natch), a GPU with a  smaller footprint, and 256MB of internal storage via a flash chip. Read More

  • Xbox 360 is getting new code name and a 65nm GPU

    To combat the red ring of death and other problems that plagued the 360, chip evolution and improvement has been an important consideration for Microsoft. The Falcon revision, for example, has improved things slightly. Microsoft, then, hopes with this next update, codenamed Jasper, will let them put the rash of console problems behind them. Microsoft is setting up provisions to start updating… Read More

  • Who the heck is Jasper and why is he in my Xbox?

    No sooner had we realized that the Falcon had landed, we’re hearing mumblings around the Web that Jasper will soon invade the Xbox 360 console. Jasper will eventually replace Falcon with a 65nm graphics chip from ATI. The latest batch of 360s is rolling with 90nm graphics chips and 65nm CPUs. So why does any of this matter? Well, I don’t know if you heard, but the Redmond… Read More