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NOT the new 65nm!!,
This review is from: Microsoft Xbox 360 20GB (Video Game)
At this time, the new revision with HDMI is NOT, I repeat, NOT the new Falcon chipset with 65nm, which would lead to less heat and supposedly less Red Ring of Doom. It has the same innards as Xbox 360 Elite, except the smaller hard drive; it's a Zephyr. This revision however does have quieter BenQ drive.
If you are thinking about buying an Xbox, wait for the Falcon chipset which should be out in 2-3 months.
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Initial post: Aug 13, 2007 8:58:15 PM PDT
Actually, this model should take care of the red ring of death problems. The newer Xboxes with the HDMI port also have an improved cooling device which is quieter and more effective. Thus, there's no need to wait for the Falcon chip.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2007 10:19:50 PM PDT
yes, it has an extra heatsink.
Posted on Aug 14, 2007 6:59:24 AM PDT
Michael Andreev says:
You should be safe with this model. It has the improvements that were made in the Elite as well as the additional heatsink and it also has a quieter DVD drive.
Posted on Aug 14, 2007 10:24:31 AM PDT
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Posted on Aug 14, 2007 2:17:49 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2007 2:26:40 PM PDT
He didn't say anything about a ps3
Posted on Aug 16, 2007 9:49:32 AM PDT
i just got this exact item from amazon yesterday. it is freaking LOUD, even without a disc in it. Is that normal? It's louder than any PC i've ever owned. Sounds like a small vacuum cleaner, and even louder when the drive spins up.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2007 11:09:34 AM PDT
Kevin J says:
Posted on Aug 16, 2007 12:51:44 PM PDT
J. Collins says:
If you want an Xbox buy this one now. This Xbox version has an improved heatsink and that should end the overheating troubles. Don't worry about waiting for 65nm because it is debatable how much of a difference it will really make.
When 65nm Xboxes arrive 45nm won't be far off. There is always something better around the corner.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2007 4:56:25 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 16, 2007 4:57:27 PM PDT
The new heatsink's performance (and prevention of rrod) has yet to be proven. I have read reports on several forums of elites dying as well.
When the 65nm boards (Falcon) are released, there will be more changes to the motherboard design than only replacing the current 90nm chips with 65nm ones, so there still is a good chance that they will be much more reliable than what we have now.
(this is in response to those saying "but there's always something new around the corner")