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    A guide to what they mean for those interested in learning what they are getting in an Xbox360:

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    A guide to what they mean for those interested in learning what they are getting in an Xbox360:

    Xenon
    Launched Approx: November 2005
    CPU: 90nm
    GPU: 90nm
    HDMI: No
    Power Supply: 203w

    This is the launch console, the console that was given a huge amount of bad press due to the Red Rings Of Death problems where a large percentage of consoles would die from an overheating GPU that would pop out of its socket.

    Zephyr
    Launched Approx: July 2007
    CPU: 90nm
    GPU: 90nm
    HDMI: Yes
    Power Supply: 203w

    This revised edition brought in HDMI socket that was causing an outcry of whether it was a true High Definition machine if it didnt have a HDMI socket. It didnt provide any cure for the RROD issue other than the use of epoxy glue to hold the GPU down better. It did however bring about a 3 year warranty for the RROD issue.

    Falcon
    Launched Approx: September 2007
    CPU: 65nm
    GPU: 90nm
    HDMI: Yes
    Power Supply: 175w

    This version of the Xbox 360 brought about a smaller cooler CPU. As this was not the chip causing the RROD it was considered to be little effect at combating the RROD issue, however it did bring a lower power consumption and the cheaper smaller CPU allowed flexibility for price reductions.

    Opus
    Launched Approx: June 2008
    CPU: 65nm
    GPU: 90nm
    HDMI: No
    Power Supply: 175w

    This version was released to allow Microsoft to refit the old Xenon consoles that were returned with RROD issues with an updated version of the Falcon. The problem with the Falcon was it had HDMI support and yet the old Xenon never had HDMI when launched so the console case was incompatible. Microsoft had thousands of old Xenon consoles coming in and having to be replaced with brand new consoles while the old broken consoles just mounted up in storage. With Opus (Falcon minus HDMI) it was to allow refurbishing of these old consoles as and when RROD issues occurred. This reduces the number of old consoles to be scrapped and allows the replacement of the Xenon>Opus board rather than the entire console, thus saving Microsoft millions of £££ in not having to replace entire consoles (case and other parts).

    Jasper
    Launched Approx: September 2008 onwards
    CPU: 65nm
    GPU: 65nm
    HDMI: Yes
    Power Supply: Not Known

    The Jasper is the first proper attempt to combat the RROD issue by finally having a smaller, cooler and hopefully more reliable GPU. The issue of the RROD was the overheating and eventual disconnecting of the GPU and the Jasper should go a long way towards making the Xbox 360 a lot more reliable with regards this particular issue. As with all changes to the Xbox 360, Microsoft do not announce when they start releasing the updated machines so it is a matter of time before people start to discover it. Because of the cooler CPU and GPU and possible further reduction in power supply, it is believed that the internal cooling will be revised and as such will lead to a much quieter Xbox360.

    Valhalla
    Launched Approx: Late 2009
    CPU: 65nm or 45nm
    GPU: 65nm or 45nm
    HDMI: Yes
    Power Supply: Unknown

    Valhalla is predicted to be the final (or at least scheduled) revision of the Xbox 360 before the next generation Xbox is launched. Apart from the possibility of the CPU and GPU being further reduced to 45nm reducing cost of production (which will help with price decreases in retail) it is believed that both the GPU and CPU will share the same piece of board together. The benefits of this (along with the reduced need for cooling systems with a much cooler 45nm chip) is that the entire internal board within the console takes up a great deal less space (possible as much as 30% less) and as such the Valhalla could lead to an Xbox 360 Slim version. The console having a redesign and being far smaller in height or width. Due to the Hard Drive limitations it is believe that it will be shortened along its long length rather than its narrower width leading to a machine upto 30% shorter when stood upright.
    With a smaller design, smaller cooling systems and lower power supply it is believed this could be the most reliable, smallest and quietest of the Xbox 360 family.

    nice post m8. Would like to see this one kept up for the long run for 360 enthusiasts :thumbsup:

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    StevenA2000_uk;4070207

    nice post m8. Would like to see this one kept up for the long run for … nice post m8. Would like to see this one kept up for the long run for 360 enthusiasts :thumbsup:



    cheers :thumbsup:

    how do you know which one you have

    Good post m8, rep given.

    linw;4070372

    how do you know which one you have



    check your manufacture data (on back of console) and check the wattage of the power supply block (on bottom) that should give you a date, also check if it has hdmi

    then use that data and work out using the data by craig at the top, to work it out

    good one mate!!

    i have the first and worst lol

    Cluffy321;4070822

    i have the first and worst lol



    Me too, and touch loads of wood, mine still works OK

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    blowy111;4070996

    Me too, and touch loads of wood, mine still works OK



    lucky u

    Craig david;4092294

    lucky u



    I'm on my third in less than 2 years. Suprisingly enough it was the earlier non-HDMI that lasted the longest...and it was always the graphics card that went kapoot. I do use it a lot tho, its on more than 12 hours a day, most days.

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    StevenA2000_uk;4092345

    I'm on my third in less than 2 years. Suprisingly enough it was the … I'm on my third in less than 2 years. Suprisingly enough it was the earlier non-HDMI that lasted the longest...and it was always the graphics card that went kapoot. I do use it a lot tho, its on more than 12 hours a day, most days.



    nice avvy
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