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PlayStation 3: The Full Specs List

Want to know what's under the bonnet of Sony's shiny new PlayStation 3? Here's the full list of what's driving Sony's new flagship console.

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Want to know what's under the bonnet of Sony's shiny new PlayStation 3? Here's the full list of what's driving Sony's new flagship console.

PlayStation 3 specifications
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 gigaflops

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-based 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)
  • SB2.5GB/s (write) + 2.5GB/s (read)

System floating point performance

  • 2 teraflops

Storage

  • HDD Detachable 2.5" HDD slot x 1
  • I/O--USB Front x 4, Rear x 2 (USB2.0)
  • Memory Stickstandard/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)
  • ControllerBluetooth (up to 7)
  • USB 2.0 (wired)
  • Wi-Fi (PSP)
  • Network (over IP)

AV Output

  • Screen size 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • HDMI out x 2
  • AV multi out x 1
  • Digital out (optical) x 1

Disc Media

  • CD
  • PlayStation CD-ROM
  • PlayStation2 CD-ROM
  • CD-DA
  • CD-DA (ROM),
  • CD-R,
  • CD-RW
  • SACD Hybrid (CD layer),
  • SACD HD
  • DualDisc (audio side)
  • DualDisc (DVD side)
  • PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM
  • PlayStation 3 DVD-ROM
  • DVD-ROM
  • DVD-R
  • DVD-RW
  • DVD+R,
  • DVD+RW
  • Blu-ray Disc
  • PlayStation 3 BD-ROM
  • BD-ROM
  • BD

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