A game console is in essence a computer with a “gaming operating system”. Sony PS3 specs outshine most of our PCs at home, and not only in Graphics power:
CPU: Cell Processor PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 218 GFLOPS
GPU: RSX @550MHz – 1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance
Sound: Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc.
Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz
Storage: Detachable 2.5” HDD slot x 1 I/O: 6 USB, Card reader (CompactFlash, SD, Memory Stick)
Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T), Wifi IEEE 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
AV Output: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
- HDMI: HDMI out x 2
- Analog: AV MULTI OUT x 1
- Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1
Blu-ray / DVD (read only)
With such an outstanding machine, our friends of Sony had the brilliant idea to include the option of installing a new OS. And more, Sony made the hard drive storage user replaceable, so you can easily upgrade with a 2.5″ laptop hard drive.
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