Falcon is outdated – Here comes Jasper

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You sometimes need to shake your head at the code names given to technical devices. First we had Zephyr (Elite) then we had the Falcon (65nm CPU) and now we have Jasper… I liked the first two but this code name is just silly.

Anyway back to the point, Jasper is expected to be rolling of the manufacturing lines around next year August and will be fitted with a 65nm graphics chip. The graphics chip is the piece of the 360 that has caused the most headaches in connection with overheating.

What I don’t understand is why it is taking so long to make these obvious improvements, not only will it be a great cost saver but it will also improve the notorious reliability greatly.

So can we expect yet another $50 price cut next year August? Unless Sony’s PS3 starts selling well I would say yes, don’t expect anything else before then.

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Last Updated: October 10, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

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