PlayStation 3 Revealed

By 17 May 2005 Uncategorized No Comments

The Sony E3 Media Briefing has concluded and it has been confirmed: the next-gen system will be called the PlayStation 3. Ken Kutaragi proudly took the stage and announced a number of the new features for the system.
Backwards compatibility with both PSone and PS2 games. Will use Blu-Ray discs for media; also supports: CD-ROM, CD+RW, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, and SACD, Cell processor at 3.2GHz, 2.18 teraflops of performance, 512MB total RAM: 256MB XDR system RAM at 3.2 GHz; 256MB of GDDRVRAM at 700MHz,Slot that supports a detachable 2.5in HDD, Six USB ports; Memory Stick Duo, SD and Compact Flash support 2 HDMI outputs, 1 A/V output, 1 SPDIF optical output, and a 1 gigabit ethernet port, Video chat, Internet access, digital picture, audio, and video viewing, Capable of handling seven Bluetooth controllers, WiFi capable, Graphics Chip is called RSX “Reality Synthesizer” by nVidia, runs at 550MHz, 128 bit pixel precision and 1080p support, 300 million transistors; 90nm process, Said to be more powerful than two GeForce 6800 Ultras, obviously any of this could change…
Click here for some pics and here for a full spec.

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