Playstation 3 - Specifications Published So Far..
  • If you were wondering how the forthcomming beast from Sony stacks up against the most recent machine from Microsoft the information below should come in handy. We have compared the two machines together and will add the Revolution to this comparison once enough details about its stucture are released

    Release Date

    Microsoft Xbox 360 - Dec-05
    Sony PlayStation 3 - Nov-06

    Controller
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - 2.4 GHz Wireless
    Sony PlayStation 3 - Bluetooth Wireless

    Processor
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - Custom IBM PowerPC CPU
    Sony PlayStation 3 - Cell Processor

    Processor Clock Speed
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - 3.2 GHz - three dual-threaded cores
    Sony PlayStation 3 - 3.2 GHz - seven synergistic processing units

    System Memory
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - 512 MB UMA (Shared with GPU)
    Sony PlayStation 3 - 256 MB XDR @3.2 GHz

    Video Memory
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - 512 MB UMA (Shared with CPU)
    Sony PlayStation 3 - 256 MB GDDR3 @700 MHz

    L2 Cache
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - 1MB
    Sony PlayStation 3 - 512KB L2 cache, 256KB per SPE (8 SPE - 1 for redundancy)

    Memory Bandwidth
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - 22.4 GB/s main memory bandwidth, 256 GB/s to eDRAM, 21.6 GB/s FSB
    Sony PlayStation 3 - 25.6 GB/s main memory bandwidth, 22.4 GB/s video memory bandwidth

    Graphics Core Clock Speed
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - 500MHz
    Sony PlayStation 3 - 550 MHz

    Graphics Processor
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - Custom ATI Processor
    Sony PlayStation 3 - Nvidia RSX "Reality Synthesizer"

    Embedded Video Memory
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - 10MB eDRAM
    Sony PlayStation 3 - n/a

    Resolution
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - 480p, 480i, 720p, 1080i
    Sony PlayStation 3 - 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

    Controller Ports
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - Supports up to 4 Controllers
    Sony PlayStation 3 - Supports up to 7 Bluetooth Controllers, USB 2.0 Wired, WiFi (PSP), Network (over IP)

    Digital Media Formats
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD, JPEG Photo CD
    Sony PlayStation 3 - Compatible with CR-ROM, CDR+W, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R

    Game Media Format
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - Dual-Layer DVD-ROM (up to 9 GB)
    Sony PlayStation 3 - Blu-ray BD-ROM (up to 54 GB)

    Integrated Communications
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - 802.11 A/B/G Wi-Fi ready, adapter not included
    Sony PlayStation 3 - 802.11 B/G Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0

    Other I/O Connectors
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - 3 USB 2.0, 2 Memory Slots, Ethernet Port (RJ45)
    Sony PlayStation 3 - Ethernet (RJ45), 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front 2 Rear), CF Slot (Type I, II), SD Slot (Regular, Compact), Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, 1 x Optical Audio

    Storage
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - 20GB Removable Hard Drive
    Sony PlayStation 3 - 2.5in Detachable Hard Drive (Unkown Size)

    Standard AV Output Connectors
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - n/a
    Sony PlayStation 3 - 2 x HDMI, 1 x AV

    Surround Sound
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - Multichannel Output (software driven)
    Sony PlayStation 3 - Dolby 5.1 Multichannel Output (software driven)

    Built-in Features
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - Backward Compatible with Xbox (limited), Stands Vertically or Horizontally, Interchangable Face Plates, Xbox Live Service, Media Center Extender
    Sony PlayStation 3 - Backward Compatible with Playstation and PlayStation 2, Stands Vertically or Horizontally

    I will leave you to make up your own minds as to what all this means.... :g:
  • :mad: :p its all very interesting think ps3 has the edge...
  • I agree even though X360 has more stuff, PS3 iz da bomb:59: