Playstation 3 - Tech Specs


05-09-2005 23:03:26

Since we have a bunch of Xbox360 topics I decided to make a Playstation 3 topic. This topic pertains to all things related to the PS3. Below I've pasted the PS3 specs.

Product name: 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



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)
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)


Bluetooth (up to 7)
USB 2.0 (wired)
Wi-Fi (PSP)
Network (over IP)

AV Output

Screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
HDMI: HDMI out x 2
Analog: AV MULTI OUT x 1
Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1

Disc Media

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

Additional known features (added by Cannabisia):

Ability to connect to 2 HDTV's for a Duel Screen effect not unlike the Nintendo DS

Ability to play PS3 games through your PSP, if you're lucky enough to have one. Say you're in a wireless hotspot at your college campus, you'll be able to connect to your PS3 and play a PS3 game through your PSP. I'm not quite sure how this works, nobody but Sony does, but it sounds cool : P

Nekura Manji

06-09-2005 04:01:52

So, in other words, the PS3 rocks hard. ^_^

It certainly looks like the most desirable next-gen console- not least because of Sony's expertise and technological wizardry. The PSP is an incredible gadget, and it's quite a positive window onto what they might be able to do with the PS3. ^_^


06-09-2005 05:04:05

PS3 has definatly got my vote for the 'Next-Gen' console race, currently i play XBOX (and beleive it is best) but i think microsoft have dug themselves a whole with the 360.


08-09-2005 16:06:57

meh. The PSP rocks though. It rocks hard.


11-09-2005 16:30:59

meh what? There's nothing to meh about it. It's a monster :D


12-09-2005 12:44:27

The only problem with it though, is that the graphics are incredibly good, but on such a small screen (compared to a normal TV) it hurts your eyes. Or is that a good thing?

Mortimus out.


12-09-2005 19:22:42


I was talking about the PS3.