How to identify a Jasper Xbox 360

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AnandTech have posted their article on how to pick out an Xbox 360 with the Jasper board revision. It’s an excellent read with helpful tips to help you snag a Jasper.

Here’s the jist of it which I snagged from their article:

Lot #0842X or newerMaybe
Xbox 360 Arcade Sticker MarkingsXGX-00019Probably a Guarantee
Xbox 360 Arcade Sticker MarkingsValue Bundle 2008 EProbably a Guarantee
Current Rating on 12V Rail12.1AGuaranteed

If you need some help with locating these labels, check their article for the photos. It’s also worth noting that a lot of the Arcade units are Jasper models. This could be attributed to the fact that this revision includes 256 MB worth of internal memory. It’s also cheaper to make!

“Jasper” Xbox 360 Revision Out & About

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After much waiting, the “Jasper” revision for Microsoft’s failure prone Xbox 360 has been spotted in the wild. Xbox-Scene have the nude pics for those who wish to see what’s under all that white plastic. For those who only care about the noteworthy changes, here’s the breakdown:

  • 65 nm GPU (down from 90 nm) which results in a cooler running and (hopefully) longer lasting Xbox 360.
  • 256 MB of internal storage (up from 16 MB)
    • The New Xbox Experience will live in here along with Xbox Live! Arcade saves (according to VentureBeat)
    • Current Xbox 360 owners are forced to use their hard drives and external memory units for the NXE.
  • New 150W power supply introduced (down from 175W used with the ‘Falcon’ models)

Little to no info was revealed on how prospective buyers can pick one of these cured Xbox 360s, but it’s safe to say that the longer you wait, the more likely you are to get a “Jasper” unit.

As for me, with the NXE, my problematic DVD drive is no longer a problem. Now, I’m just fussing over the lack of affordable storage space.

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