PS3 Specs

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PlayStation®3 (CECH-2000A)

Product name: PlayStation®3

Product code: CECH-2000A (Charcoal Black)

CPU: Cell Broadband Engine™

GPU: RSX®

Audio output: LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.

Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM

Hard disk: 2.5” Serial ATA 120GB *1

Inputs: Outputs*2, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)

Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) × 1, IEEE 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth® 2.0 (EDR)

Controller: Wireless Controller (Bluetooth®)

Resolution: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i (for PAL 576p, 576i)

AV output: HDMI OUT connector*3, AV MULTI OUT connector, Digital out (optical) connector, BD/DVD/CD drive (read only)

Maximum read rate
BD × 2 (BD-ROM)
DVD × 8 (DVD-ROM)
CD × 24 (CD-ROM)

Power: AC 220 – 240, 50/60Hz*4

Power consumption: Approx. 250W

External dimensions
(excluding maximum projecting part )
Approx. 290 × 65 × 290 mm (width × height × length)

Mass: Approx. 3.2kg

Included *5:
PlayStation®3 system × 1
Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3) × 1
AC power cord × 1
AV cable × 1
USB cable × 1

*1 Hard disk capacity calculated using base 10 mathematics (1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes). System software versions 1.10 and later calculate capacity using binary mathematics (1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes), which will display lower capacity and free space. A portion of hard disk capacity is reserved for system administration, which varies depending upon system software version, and is not available for use.

*2 Usability of all connected devices is not guaranteed.

*3 “Deep Colour” and “x.v.Colour (xvYCC)” defined by HDMI ver.1.3a are supported.

*4 Power changes depending on countries or regions.

*5 For certain regions, Euro-AV cable will be included.

Note: This product is not compatible with PlayStation®2 games.

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PS3 combines state-of-the-art technologies featuring Cell, a processor jointly developed by IBM, Sony Group and Toshiba Corporation, graphics processor (RSX) co-developed by NVIDIA Corporation and SCEI, and XDR memory developed by Rambus Inc. It also adopts BD-ROM (Blu-ray Disc ROM) with maximum storage capacity of 54 GB (dual layer) , enabling delivery of entertainment content in full high-definition (HD) quality, under a secure environment made possible through the most advanced copyright protection technology. To match the accelerating convergence of digital consumer electronics and computer technology, PS3 supports high quality display in resolution of 1080p(*) as standard, which is far superior to 720p/1080i.

There are two versions of the PS3. At TGS 2006 Sony said that both would have HDMI. The Premium has a 60GB, memory cards readers, and WiFi. The Base doesn’t have the memory card reader, or WiFi (though these can be added with peripherals). The Base’s HDD is 20GB.

PS3 Specifications in Detail

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
total FP performance : 218 GFLOPS

GPU RSX @550MHz

1.8 TFLOPS FP 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-base 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)
SB 2.5GB/s (write) + 2.5GB/s (read)
System Floating Point Performance 2 TFLOPS
Storage HDD Detachable 2.5″ HDD slot x 1
60GB (Premium) 20GB (Base)
I/O USB Front x 4 (USB2.0)
Memory Stick standard/Duo, PRO x 1
(Premium)
SD standard/mini x 1
(Premium)
CompactFlash (Type I, II) x 1
(Premium)
Communication Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
(Premium)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
Controller Bluetooth (up to 7? 4?)
USB2.0 (wired)
Wi-Fi (PSP®)
Network (over IP)
AV Output Screen size 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
HDMI HDMI 1.3
Analog AV MULTI OUT x 1
Digital audio DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1
Disc media
* read only
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

From the Sony press release detailing the PS3 specifications.

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