Three years after launch it appears that Microsoft is finally planning to address the disturbing RROD problem, by shipping Xbox 360 consoles with updated motherboards, according to various reports. Although the company did not officially confirm the news, their statements on the matter can easily be translated as “yes, that’s true”.
Speaking to Edge, a Microsoft rep said: “Regularly updating console components is commonplace within the industry and is a standard aspect of the business for a variety of reasons including cost reduction, improved manufacturability and improved performance. We do not provide details on these updates.”
But details are easy to be found following all the reports of the past days: the new motherboard, commonly referred to as Jasper, features 65 nanometer AMD GPUs and a 150w power brick which reduce the temperature of the system, resulting in a safer console, at leat RROD-wise. Also, it appears that the new Japser Xbox 360 is coming with a 256 flash stick of memory, which makes sense since the NXE needs 128 MB itself. So, after all these years, great news for Xbox 360 owners! Hopefully this update will make the notorious RROD history.