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PcMan's picture
October 8, 2005 - 14:34 -- PcMan

Quote:Sony shows off new titles, tools, and demos, promises massive developer support...but Ken Kutaragi warns the console won't come cheap.


Here are the official technical specifications for the PS3, taken directly from Sony:

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

RSX @550MHz
1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance
Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels
Multi-way programmable parallel floating point shader pipelines

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

Detachable 2.5" HDD slot x 1

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

Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 3 (input x 1 + output x 2)
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)

Bluetooth (up to 7)
USB 2.0 (wired)
Wi-Fi (PSP)
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 CD-ROM, PlayStation 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)
DVD: PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM, PlayStation 3 DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
Blu-ray Disc: PlayStation 3 BD-ROM, BD-Video, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE

Armando's picture

Again, when does this one come out?

APFAq's picture

Exactly what i have feared. The PS3 will undoubtably be the most priciest system on the market. tch.. what a shame.


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bananasortacos's picture

ps2 priced 250 sold on ebay 600. ps3 priced 600 soled 2500. ps4???

What's picture

My suitemate got a PS3 for free and a week early. Crazy kid opened it up and played it instead of selling it on ebay! He could have easily gotten around $6,000 for that!

bananasortacos's picture

what connections do these guys have that allows them to be gifted systems in advance

What's picture

He wrote game reviews for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, so they sent him one as a thank you.

bananasortacos's picture

talk about an awesome perk

thx for the response

What's picture

Yea, that lucky guy! lol He keeps rubbing it in, lol.

Madaroman09's picture

Even though he has perks like that I still don't no that the PS3 is still not selling but it really could have a chance at still selling out everywhere but the problem is that it is never in stock and they never ever get any new system into their stores. :( It's a really big pitty that they are not able to keep up with demand otherwise Sony would be bring in money... the second and third parts are the worst part! Sony is losing money on every PS3 that roles of the line! And companies have been very public that they would have to sell a ton of the game to even start to make a profit on the games! So right now Sony and the game companies trying to support them are really taking a huge hit right now... i not one of those people who just says PS3 sucks! I just don't think how they are handling the system is necessarily the right way to respond to a gamers call for excellence! The only game out right now that anyone is even remotely interested in is the Resistance: Fall of Man... That is just not the way that the PS3 needed to come out of the gates!


bananasortacos's picture

agree but with the graphics capability not even 1/4th what it could be and a ten year expected life they'll have plenty of time but if i can't find a ps3 i might just buy another system in frustration as millions of potental buyers might.


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