PS3 Technical Spec
CPU: Cell Processor
Sound: Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-based processing)
Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
HDD: 2.5” Serial ATA ○ (20GB) ○ (60GB)
I/O: USB 2.0 ○ (x4)
Memory Stick /SD/Compact Flash - ○
Communication: Ethernet ○ (x1 / 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 b/g - ○
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR) ○
Wireless controller (Bluetooth) ○
AV Output: Screen size 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
HDMI OUT - ○ (x1 / HDMI NextGen)
AV MULTI OUT ○ (x1)
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) ○ (x1)
BD/DVD/CD Drive (Read Only): Maximum Read Speed BD 2x (BD-ROM)
DVD 8x (DVD-ROM)
CD 24x (CD-ROM)
Dimensions: Approximately 325mm (W) x 98mm (H) x 274mm (D)
Weight: Approximately 5 kg
PS3 Key Features
Sony tell us that the PS3 is the most advanced computer system that serves as a platform to enjoy next generation computer entertainment contents in the home.
It uses a combination of Cell and RSX processors
It will play PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 games
Having Giga-bit Ethernet and a pre-installed hard disk drive (HDD) as standard in PS3, you will be able to download a variety of contents from the Internet as well as access on-line games and services over the network.
Equipped with basic input/output ports, PS3 supports a broad range of displays from conventional NTSC/PAL standard TVs to the latest full HD (1080i/1080p) flat panel displays.
The noise level equivalent to that of the current slim-line PlayStation 2.
With the overwhelming computational power of the Cell processor, PS3 is capable of playing back content from Blu-ray (BD) disc at a bit rate of multiplex 48Mbps with ease, the maximum bit rate defined in BD standards.
The new controller for PS3 has been created by refining and improving the PlayStation 2. The controller for PS3 employs a high-precision, highly sensitive six-axis motion sensing system.
What does this all mean ?
We must stress that the examples on this page are for those people who already understand a lot of the information.
We will start to unravel all of this technical spaghetti over the next few weeks and soon you will understand how it all works.