PS3 is the most advanced computer system that serves as a platform to enjoy next generation computer entertainment contents in the home, realized through the combination of Cell and RSX processors, in addition to the playability of a vast catalog of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 software titles.
Having Giga-bit Ethernet and a pre-installed hard disk drive (HDD) as standard in PS3, users will be able to download a variety of contents 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, offering the joy of the most advanced computer entertainment contents to homes around the world. For use in living rooms, maximum heat and noise reduction has been achieved with a 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 world's most popular PlayStation controller which has shipped more than several hundred million units worldwide. The controller for PS3 employs a high-precision, highly sensitive six-axis sensing system that is capable of processing all parameters within the controller itself, thereby eliminating the need for any additional settings on the display system. By applying this technology, it will become possible to freely control the PS3 system over the network.
Cell Processor: PowerPC-Base Core @ 3.2GHz
1 VMX Vector Unit per core
512KB L2 cache
7x SPE @ 3.2GHz
7x 128b 128 SIMD GPRs
7x 256KB SRAM for SPE
*1 of 8 SPEs reserved for redundancy
Total floating point performance: 218 gigaflops
Dimensions: Approximately 325mm (W) x 98mm (H) x 274mm (D)
RSX Graphics Processor @ 550MHz
1.8 Teraflops floating point performance
Full HD (up to 1080p) x2 channels
Multi-way programmable parallel floating point shader pipelines
Supports the following HD resolutions: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
HDMI Out (x1 / HDMI NextGen)
Analog: A/V Multi Out x1
Audio: Digitial Out (Optical) x1
Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-based processing)
Hard Drive & Storage
60GB Detachable 2.5" Serial ATA Hard Drive
Memory Stick Standard/Duo, PRO x1
SD Card Standard/Mini x1
CompactFlash (Type I, II) x1
System Memory & Bandwidth
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)
SB2.5GB/s (Write) + 2.5GB/s (Read)
System floating point performance: 2 teraflops
10/100MB ethernet port (10/BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11b/g wireless card
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
USB 2.0 Wired Controller (Up to 4)
Network (Over IP)