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Xbox360 motherboard revision detection based on power port


Based on the video and power ports on the back of your Xbox 360 you can find out which motherboard revision your Xbox360 has without opening the case of breaking the warranty.

Each Xbox 360 motherboard revision came with a new more power-efficient CPU and/or GPU. For that reason Microsoft also shipped newer revision with smaller/cheaper PSUs with lower Watt output. Because of this Microsoft had to make sure no-one could connect a NEWER PSU to an OLDER Xbox360 console as the output would not suffice.
So they designed the power port on the console slightly differently so it would be impossible to connect a PSU from a revision higher than your console. (the other way around will work just fine however, so u can connect an older PSU to a newer Xbox 360).
In some cases you will also have to know if your Xbox360 has a HANA or ANA videochip which is easy to find out as well ... consoles with HANA chips come with a HDMI port, ANA consoles have no HDMI port.

STEP1: Let's start by finding out what power port you have:

Xbox 360 versions power port
High Resolution Pic (200KB) / Extremely High Resolution Pic (6.21MB)

Now based on which power port you have (see numbers in image above) - find out which Xbox360 motherboard revision you have.

STEP2: Based on power port (above), find out what version you have:

* Power Port Picture1

Does your Xbox 360 have a HDMI port?
Xbox 360 version ANA HANA HDMI

Video Ports Picture1 (no HDMI)

You have a v1.0 (codename: Xenon)
- CPU: 90nm
- GPU: 90nm
- GPU eDRAM: 90nm
- PSU: 203Watt/16.5A
- Videochip: ANA
- DVD: Hitachi-LG GDR-3120L and Toshiba-Samsung TS-H943
- Notes: Launch consoles

Video Ports Picture2 (with HDMI)

You have a v2.0 (codename: Zephyr)
- CPU: 90nm
- GPU: 90nm
- GPU eDRAM: 90nm
- PSU: 203Watt/16.5A
- Videochip: HANA
- DVD: Hitachi-LG GDR-3120L, Toshiba-Samsung TS-H943 and BenQ-Philips VAD6038
- Notes: Comes with new extended 2parts GPU-heatsink/pipe

* Power Port Picture2

Does your Xbox 360 have a HDMI port?
Xbox 360 version ANA HANA HDMI

Video Ports Picture1 (no HDMI)

You have a v3.1 (codename: Opus)
- CPU: 65nm
- GPU: 90nm
- GPU eDRAM: 80nm
- PSU: 175Watt/14.2A
- Videochip: HANA (!) - but no HDMI-port
- DVD: Hitachi-LG GDR-3120L, Toshiba-Samsung TS-H943, BenQ-Philips VAD6038 and LiteOn DG-16D2S 7XXX
- Notes: Only available from Repair/Refurbs ... this is a Falcon (v3) motherboard made to fit a Xenon case without HDMI port

Video Ports Picture2 (with HDMI)

You have a v3.0 (codename: Falcon)
- CPU: 65nm
- GPU: 90nm
- GPU eDRAM: 80nm
- PSU: 175Watt/14.2A
- Videochip: HANA
- DVD: BenQ-Philips VAD6038 and LiteOn XXXX DG-16D2S
- Notes: New bigger CPU heatsink / Some come with RAM chips at the bottom of the board, others don't have them.

* Power Port Picture3

You have a v4.x (codename: Jasper).
- CPU: 65nm
- GPU: 65nm
- GPU eDRAM: 80nm (v4.0) - 65nm (v4.1)
- PSU: 150Watt/12.1A
- Videochip: HANA
- DVD: LiteOn DG-16D2S 7XXX/8XXX-v1/8XXX-v2/9XXX
- Notes: New southbridge chipset / No RAM chips on bottom of board / New Warranty Sticker on newer v4 consoles
There are in fact 2 types of Jasper consoles with a small GPU revison: v4.0 comes with 80nm eDRAM on the GPU, v4.1 comes with 65nm eDRAM on GPU. There's however no known way to see the difference without opening the case and breaking the warranty.

* Power Port Picture4

You have a v5.0 (codename: Valhalla, Vejle or Trinity)
- CPU/GPU/eDRAM: 45nm unified single chip
- PSU: 135Watt/10.83A
- Videochip: HANA
- DVD: LiteOn DG-16D4S
- Notes: New Xbox360 S(lim) console / CPU+GPU in 1 chip / Complete new motherboard design / Kinect Port / Integrated Wi-Fi / Memory Card Ports removed / New HDD port

 

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