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Xbox 360 "Jasper" 65nm GPU in Production

Chip process evolution is a usual thing in a console’s lifecycle, but rarely has it been as important as in the case of the Xbox 360.

Known for its relatively hardware fragility, the original design of the Xbox 360 would frequently fall to the “Red Ring of Death†failure, which Microsoft terms as the three flashing red lights. While improvements in cooling and a CPU die shrink to 65nm in the Falcon revision have surely improved the situation, the problematic GPU still sits with its 90nm process.

The 65nm drop for the GPU in the Xbox 360 revision codenamed Jasper isn’t expected until August, a time frame backed up by a report from CENS. Microsoft has contracted Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) and Nanya PCB Corp. to build the chips that will ship with the Jasper consoles later this summer.
 
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I guess I'll be picking up an Xbox 360 around that time. Hopefully there's a foolproof way to tell what version you're getting. And hopefully Lian-Li has their 360 case out by then.
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I guess I'll be picking up an Xbox 360 around that time. Hopefully there's a foolproof way to tell what version you're getting. And hopefully Lian-Li has their 360 case out by then.
Yeah I plan on getting one then too, hope the price will come down with it
 
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By then I would surely think there would be another price drop.
    
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I think I may also look into a 360 aswel due to the improvements and also the price drops.
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Don't need it mine runs at room temp
    
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