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PlayStation 3

PlayStation 3

Written by John Yan on 5/17/2005 for PS3  
I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. As far as specs go..

CPU: Cell Processor
  • PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz 1 VMX vector unit per core

  • 512KB L2 cache

  • 7 x SPE @3.2GHz

  • 7 x 128b 128 SIMD GPRs

  • 7 x 256KB SRAM for SPE * 1 of 8 SPEs reserved for redundancy total floating point

  • performance: 218 GFLOPS

  • GPU: RSX @550MHz

  • 1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance

  • Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels

  • Multi-way programmable parallel floating point shader pipelines

  • Sound: Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell- base processing)

  • Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz

  • 256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz

  • System Bandwidth: Main RAM 25.6GB/s

  • VRAM 22.4GB/s

  • RSX 20GB/s (write) + 15GB/s (read)

  • SB 2.5GB/s (write) + 2.5GB/s (read)

  • System Floating Point Performance: 2 TFLOPS

  • Storage: HDD Detachable 2.5" HDD slot x 1

  • I/O: USB Front x 4, Rear x 2 (USB2.0)

  • Memory Stick standard/Duo, PRO x 1

  • SD standard/mini x 1

  • CompactFlash (Type I, II) x 1

  • Communication: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 3 (input x 1 + output x 2)

  • Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)

  • Controller: Bluetooth (up to 7)

  • USB2.0 (wired)

  • Wi-Fi (PSP(R))

  • Network (over IP)

  • AV Output: Screen size 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

  • HDMI HDMI out x 2

  • Analog AV MULTI OUT x 1

  • Digital audio DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1

  • Disc media: CD PlayStation(R) CD-ROM * read only PlayStation(R)2 CD-ROM
    CD-DA CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW SACD SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD
    DualDisc DualDisc (audio side), DualDisc (DVD side)


  • Blu-ray Disc: PLAYSTATION(R)3 BD-ROM BD-Video BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE

* The product in this article was sent to us by the developer/company.

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I've been reviewing products since 1997 and started out at Gaming Nexus. After writing for a few different sites that went under, it's nice to bring back a site that's not dependent on revenue and just wants to deliver news and reviews of products.

I'm married, and enjoy first person shooters, sports games, and real time strategy games.

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