Get Ready for Sony PS3

\Sony PS3Get ready for Sony PlayStation 3 for its release on Spring (in the month of March) of 2006. They have come up with the next-gen console’s sleek silvery gray design and a boomerang-like design for its game pad that was unveiled at Sony’s E3 Conference. Its difference with PS1’s game pad is that it has more curves. The best part is, you can ditch your old game consoles for this one without organizing a garage sale of PS2 and PS1 games. According to my reliable PS3 source, it will be twice more powerful than the Xbox 360 and 15x more powerful than Nintendo’s Revolution and 35x more powerful than PS2. You may also wonder why you should ditch your current game consoles for this one. It is because that it will be playable online just like Microsoft’s XBox Live Service. This is just another part of the game console wars.

Here are the specs of PS3 that you will be expecting this March 2006:

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
* 1 of 8 SPEs reserved for redundancy
total floating point performance: 218 GFLOPS

GPU
RSX @550MHz
1.8 TFLOPS floating point 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 PERFORMANCA 2 TFLOPS STORAGE Detachable 2.5" HDD slot x 1 I/O 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 COMMUNICATION 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) CONTROLLER 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 Having read all the specs, you must be really excited such that you're already wishing it's March 2006 tomorrow.

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