#1. Whats the die size ?? should be 45nm
#2. Watts power consumption is way down Jasper is 150 Watts or less I am guessing this one is 90 Watts like the 45nm PS3 Slim.
#3. What have they done with the 10MB EDRAM buffer, what makes the 360 have an edge over the PS3 and frame rate alot of time is that 10MB EDRAM, which has been credited for allowing the 360 to have 2xAA in many games that the PS3 does not.
#4. Whats the Data Transfer Rate ? A little known fact is that the old 20GB 360 has a 100MB/sec DTR hard drive to system. The Elite Jaspers with 120GB HDD have a 150MB/sec DTR not huge but a difference in addtion to an extra 6MB of Hard drive cache buffer. 2MB vs 8MB on the 120GB Jasper Elite.
#5. Hows the external HDD going to connect?
#6. Like the PS3 Slim, I am guessing Vertical placement would be discouraged because its so slim and unstable? But we need to see the case.
#7. With every die Shrink we have seen a $50 price drop
$399 to $349 to $299 this should then be $249.99 just in time for the Holiday 2010 madness.
But keep in mind what they have always done previously is drop the system price so that everyone buys up all the old model back stock. Then when all the old stock is gone they come out with the new Slim.
Sony did the same thing with the PS3 Fat Exactly the same thing Microsoft will do.
Sony dropped the 80GB PS3 Fat which included KillZone 2 and MGS 4 only $299, these Bundles FLEW off store shelves.
Microsoft will drop this bundle to $249.99 by Halloween I am guessinghttp://www.bestbuy.com/site/Microsof...&skuId=9808888
#8. Microsoft will show off the Final design at E3 2010 in a couple months. Which is great because SONY has basically shot its load already. SONY has outed the wand controller MOVE, and already launched God of War 3 which has sold well but not broken or even come close to touching HALO 3 numbers. So SONY's 2 biggest guns are done for 2010.
So at E3 2010 its all Microsoft, new console design, new peripheral Natal (final name was rumored to be MOVE but SONY stole that). Alot of Halo REACH and Gears of War 3 videos.