Originally Posted by Jeremy Anderson
Why is everyone going Elite? The Elites aren't the ones with the new 65nm CPU... They just have the added GPU heatsink that ALL of them come with now. The only one that I know of that definitely has the cooler CPU is the Halo 3 special edition 360.
Even that hasn't been confirmed yet. All people are going by is *ONE* guy's posts on the official Xbox forums, and all the photos he's taken of the innards just show a reconfigured mobo layout without the troublesome X-clamp of previous models and a couple other revisions. He took a photo of the CPU itself but no one -- and I repeat: no one
-- has proven that that CPU is the 65 nm "Falcon." The guy with the Halo 3
-branded 360 also used a standard power brick to test the power consumption, and although it showed a lower draw than previous units, he did that test at a *single* point in time and didn't monitor usage for an extended period of gameplay. So even that test doesn't hold water.
Bottomline is that the jury's still out on the new Falcon 360s.