Falcon

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Falcon
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Falcon Motherboard
Introduced August 2007
CPU Process 65nm
GPU Process 80nm
eDRAM Process 80nm
Power Supply 175 W
NAND 16MB (64MB XDK)
HDMI Yes
Power Rating 12V⎓14.2A
Power Connector
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Falcon is the codename used for the third revision to the Xbox 360's motherboard. Appearing in September 2007, this revision reduced the CPU die size from 90nm to 65nm.

  • Consoles: Arcade, Pro/Premium 20GB & 60GB, Elite 120GB
  • 65nm IBM CPU
  • 80nm ATI GPU
  • 80nm eDRAM
  • HDMI Video Output
  • 175 Watt PSU (2V rated for 14.2A, new connector)
  • New CPU Heat sink + the GPU heat sink with heat pipe
  • Fewer voltage regulators, capacitors and inductors
  • Bigger, but weaker aluminum CPU heatsink
  • RAM removed from bottom of mainboard by some vendors
  • 3 pin fan connector
  • Shipping with Hitachi 79, BenQ and new Lite-On 7XXX series DVD-Drive


Opus

Opus motherboards started to appear in July 2008, to people who had sent in their RRoD Xenon consoles. The Opus motherboard is essentially a Falcon motherboard, without the HDMI connector, so that they could fit into the original Xenon cases they were shipped in.

  • Consoles: Core, Pro/Premium 20GB
  • Falcon based board
  • No HDMI Video Output
  • 3 pin fan connector
  • Shipping with BenQ and Lite-On 7XXX series DVD-Drive
  • Opus only available as refurbished consoles or sent as replacement for repeatedly failed Xenon
  • Had "MFG Date" instead of "Service Date" on the serial sticker
  • Very Rare