Xbox 360 Jasper motherboards


The Xbox 360 has a brand new motherboard. Dubbed the Jasper, it presumably has a new 65nm process GPU. The new box has a 150W power supply instead of the former’s 175W brick. They’ve changed the plug design to prevent usage with old consoles. The most notable change is the onboard flash memory upgrade. Earlier consoles only had 16MB; new ones have 256MB. The majority of this storage will be used for the new dashboard, the NXE. The remaining space can be used for game saves. With the new storage, Arcade units are no longer including memory cards. You can see more images of the boards on Xbox-Scene.


  1. Black_Angel says:

    This sucks… now we need to make even more changes to play homebrew and back up games.

  2. Schweppes says:

    it sucks more, because now I have to go out and buy a new xbox.

  3. edd_p says:

    I guess it sucks even more cos its still not really that close to the ps3, even though they are trying to bring out things now like the microphone and camera which even ps2 had..

  4. saint says:

    Yeah edd – Sony is rockin it out this cycle, their too-powerful, too-expensive hardware with no games is certainly giving the 360 a run for it’s money.

    but, mzoft is learnin …

  5. cameron20020 says:

    wait…. psu down to 150, from 175w? …
    didnt they have probs with the psu’s fucking up?
    correct me if im wrong, but LOL
    its times like this im glad im a ps3/pc fan

  6. strider_mt2k says:

    I’d like to correct you, because you are wrong.

    Wrong in your assumption that these are the same power supplies simply “turned down” somehow with no changes made to the design or manufacturer.

    being a ps3 fan doesn’t give you knowledge of things you have no knowledge of, (like manufacturing or engineering or design) it’s just a video gaming system.

    It’s times like these I’m glad I learned something about electronics and manufacturing and engineering and design.

  7. Dracc says:

    Actually, the Arcade SKU will still include the memory card. The NXE takes up too much of the onboard storage to let it be used for gamesaves.

  8. Adrian says:

    I’m just curious as to what this means for flashing the chips, Does this jasper business prevent it?


  9. Xb0xGuru says:

    1. The lower PSU is purely because due to the lesser wattage required by the newer revision board:

    Xenon/Zephyr – 90nm CPU and GPU – 203W PSU
    Opus/Falcon – 65mn CPU and 90nm GPU – 175W PSU
    Jasper – 65nm CPU and GPU – 150W PSU

    There’s no point shipping a 203W PSU with a unit only needing a maximum of 150W.

    2. The board redesign as no relevence to the ability of flashing the DVD drive. Since these will all ship with Lite-Ons, you’re still left with the task of sourcing another flashable DVD drive for backups.

    3. Due to the security on the 360, I very much doubt you’ll ever see proper homebrew for it.

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  11. strider_mt2k says:

    ban obama please

  12. JPav says:

    Actually you are wrong. On the 24th of December iXtreme 1.5 will be released for all drives, including LiteOn, so soon flashing LiteOns will be quite possible.

  13. cameron20020 says:

    ahh alright i was just worried they changed the components in the psu to cheaper ones, thus giving it less capabilities.

    makes sense tho if it uses less power, save some cash here and there

    dw about me being a ps3 fan, just being a smartass. pisses me off that the ps3 is prettymuch lobotomised thanks to hypervisor

  14. john rearrdon says:

    I do not get this either or mentally. About a year ago I was buying something for my Xbox360 when the assistant told me he was selling his Xbox so as to be able to buy the Wii. Now financial considerations aside I can’t help think about all the goodies he has missed since then! I bought the Wii when the new Mario Kart came out. I now have 4 of the 5 game systems out. In this day and age why not have them all. I have nearly clocked resistance 2. Each system has its good points and bad. After all lifes too short!

  15. john rearrdon says:

    For advice on how to get a jasper 360 check out this site:

  16. John Morgon says:

    This can be flased already, I hope that with the new changes tho, this will make the console as relliable as it should be, I have repaired the 3 red ring of death on 3 falcon motherboard elite consoles, just this week so far.

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  18. Cool, I hope this tunes up the futuristic experience for all the xbox 360 hardcore fans out there.

  19. flashbak says:

    Can anyone tell me if the Jasper upgrade has made it into the XBox Elite System? Thanks.

  20. flashbak says:

    I’ll answer my own question above. Via further investigation it looks like it is only available in the Red Elite Limited Edition version.

  21. Robert Barrett says:

    How about we all start a class action suit against MICROSOFT. If 1/10 of the xbox 360 owners were to join the suit, microsoft would be so overwelmed that they woud have to settle.
    OR how about all of us file individual Small Claim Suit.
    We got to do something

  22. Nick A says:

    Can anyone tell me if the Jasper upgrade has made it into the XBox Elite System? Thanks.?

    Yes it has but they are hard to find I got one last week in the midlands UK

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  25. cody says:

    i found an elite console well a super elite

  26. siegfried says:

    Lets hope the latest motherboards will make rrod go away without introducing anything new :/

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