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Official Sony Playstation 3 - PS3 - Announcement

May 17 2005, 3:21am EST | by , in News | E3

Official Sony Playstation 3 - PS3 - Announcement
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Sony published a 7 page press-release about the Sony PS3 on its Japanese site. Good thing they also published an English version. Many details are already floating around the web. The official Sony press-release is most reliable source though.

The Press-release says that a prototype of the PS3 will be shown at the E3 show floor. The Sony PS3 is supposed to be launched in Spring 2006 at the E3 2006 - Let's hope that this is a world-wide launch.
Sony highlights that the PS3 supports with 1080p (progressive) the highest HD resolution. The Xbox 360 'only' supports 1080i. The press-release contains several quotes from Game Developers praising the Playstation 3. Read below the complete Sony PS3 Specification.

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Complete Sony PS3 Specifications:

Product name PLAYSTATION®3
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 Performance 2 TFLOPS
Storage HDD 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 Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
Controller Bluetooth (up to 7)
USB2.0 (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 * read only 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


More details in Sony PS3 press-release. Sony also has a dedicated E3 2005 site with video reports from the E3 starting today.


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