According to Dean Takahashi of the San Jose Mercury News, Microsoft’s successor to the current XBox 360 “Falcon” motherboard will be named Jasper–and it will feature a 65-nanometer ATI graphics chip and smaller memory chips. This should go a long way in reducing cost and the heat issues that have plagued the platform since it’s launch.
If this information is correct, we will have to wait a year for another 360 price drop and a system that is truly reliable. A little too long iif you ask me. But if you want to play Halo 3 now (and believe me you do) you had better bit the bullet on this one, or get some nerdier friends.—Sean Fallon