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PlayStation 3 Tech Specs

Below are the technical specifications for the upcoming Sony Playstation 3


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



HDD - 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)

WiFi - IEEE 802.11 b/g

Bluetooh - Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)


Bluetooth (up to 7)

USB2.0 (wired)

Wi-Fi (PSP®)

Network (over IP)

A/V Output:

Screensize - 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

HDMI - HDMI Out x2

Analog - AV MULTI OUT x 1

Digital Audio - DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1

Disc Media (Read Only):

CD - PlayStation (CD), PlayStation 2 (CD), 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)

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