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FLYING SE7EN

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PS3 discussion
« on: May 16, 2005, 08:34:12 PM »

IGN has the poop: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/614/614619p1.html




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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 Performance
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


Now we need to hear about their online strategy....  Looks really good so far.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2005, 08:48:26 PM »

Wow does that thing look a lot like a Turbografx Duo.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2005, 08:56:30 PM »

C- on the design.  Very uninspired in my book.  Those numbers sound nice, hope they mean good games.
I like the slot-loading drive.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2005, 10:43:24 PM »

The controller:


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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2005, 08:34:51 AM »

I see that they've taken a page from the Gamecube's book and are offering different colors of the console (white, silver, and black).  Interesting difference from the 360's skins approach.  I wonder which is a more attractive selling point to the average customer.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2005, 09:41:05 AM »

Another picture of the controller.  Looks like no analog triggers.....big mistake IMO.

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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2005, 09:54:56 AM »

The console looks like my old PC Engine (Turbografx) Duo.



The controller, well, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.   The only thing I'd change on the Dual Shock is to make it slightly larger for the North American market.   Analog triggers are kind of nice but I actually prefer the nice tactile 'click' of a digital button for FPS, especially when sniping.

As far as the horsepower of the console goes, I take it all with a giant grain of salt.   On paper this looks like it could be a lot more powerful than 360, but Sony is masterful at the hype and spin.   It takes a lot more than specs and E3 videos (which are known to 'cheat') to get me worked up.

I do think it'll probably be the more powerful system, but not by that much.   If it can render true 1920x1080p at 60fps with the same level of detail as a well made 360 1280x720p game at 60fps, I'll be surprised.   It's more likely that lots of the '1080p' games will be upscaled from something like 1440x540p....or will take a substantial framerate hit over the same game in 720p mode.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2005, 12:13:10 PM »

I wonder if the controller has the rumble feature still, and maybe that has something to do with the design.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2005, 10:04:59 PM »

PS3 priced like PS2?

But don't expect a price drop, nor for PSP:

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There seems to be a catch, though. PC Watch also reveals that a fixed price for the system is a possibility. Sony has stated that the PSP will stray from standard videogame pricing models and stay at its launch price, without going through periodic price drops. If PC Watch's sources are right, the PS3 may have a similar model.

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According to Kutaragi, the PS3 will be a system that people will want so bad that they can't stand it, much like a car or a television.

That guy is a real tool.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2005, 08:18:06 PM »

PS3 to ship without HDD?

I could understand not including an HDD to keep cost down but it was the last paragragh that caught my eye.

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He confirmed that Sony is still aiming for a spring 2006 US launch for the PS3, with a possible simultaneous launch in Japan.


With a Cell processor, Blu-ray drive and a monster GPU thats still in development are they really going to be able to pull off a simultaneous launch in both Japan AND North America?
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2005, 06:41:12 PM »

Ubisoft estimates U.S. Playstation 3 in late 2006

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In a 2004 - 2005 annual report today, third-party video game publisher Ubisoft estimated the U.S. Playstation 3 to launch in Q3 of 2006. Sony previously said at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo that the Playstation 3 would be released in spring 2006.

Video game publishers like Ubisoft are among the first to know specifics related to hardware production schedules in order to coordinate development time for upcoming games. However, Ubisoft's estimation will have the Playstation 3 launching close to one year after Microsoft's Xbox 360.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2005, 07:36:54 PM »

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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2005, 07:00:55 AM »

The first pics of the RSX chip have surfaced.

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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2005, 07:35:23 PM »

5X

A google translation of a Japanese article talking about the PS3 including the dev kit.

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And a pic of the beast...

PS3 Dev Kit
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2005, 06:38:59 PM »

6X

Interview with Kaz Hirai

Four page interview yet we learn nothing we don't already know.
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