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Sony also laid out the technical specs of the device. The PlayStation 3 will feature the much-vaunted Cell processor, which will run at 3.2GHz, giving the whole system 2 teraflops of overall performance. It will sport 256MB XDR main RAM at 3.2GHz, and it will have 256MB of GDDR VRAM at 700MHz.

Sony also unveiled the PS3's graphics chip, the RSX "Reality Synthesizer," which is based on Nvidia technology. The GPU will be capable of 128bit pixel precision, 1080p resolution, some of the highest HD resolution around. The RSX also has 512MB of graphics render memory and is capable of 100 billion shader operations and 51 billion dot products per second. It also has more than 300 million transistors, larger than any processor commercially available today. It will be manufactured using the 90nm process, with eight layers of metal. The RSX is more powerful than two GeForce 6800 Ultra video cards, which would cost roughly $1,000 total if purchased today.
 

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page no loady.... will try again in the morning... sounds good though. will buy one about a year after they come out and the price drops to about 1/3 of the original prcie...
 

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PS3 Unveiled!!!!


Today saw the second of the big three console makers announce their next-generation platform. At its pre-E3 press conference, Sony Computer Entertainment gave the world its first look at the PlayStation 3, as it now is officially called.

The name was not unexpected, since Sony had been running an extensive teaser-ad campaign prepping the public for the PlayStation 3. The company had laid a blanket of posters around the Los Angeles Convention Center, site of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (aka E3). Bus stalls and billboards around the convention center proclaimed "Prepare for Chang3" in the distinctive PlayStation font with partial shots of the Dual Shock controller's square-circle-triangle-X buttons.

Sony also confirmed the PlayStation 3, will use Blu-Ray discs as its media format. The discs can hold up to six times as much data as current-generation DVDs. It will also support CR-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R formats. It also confirmed the machine would be backward-compatible all the way to the original PlayStation. It will also have slots for Memory Stick Duo, a SD slot, and a compact flash memory slot. It will also sport a slot for a detachable 2.5 inch HDD somewhat similar the Xbox 360's

Out of the box, the PS3 will have the capability to support seven Bluetooth controllers. It will also have six USB slots for peripherals--four up front and two in the back.

Sony also laid out the technical specs of the device. The PlayStation 3 will feature the much-vaunted Cell processor, which will run at 3.2 Ghz, giving the whole system 2.18 teraflops of overall performance. It will sport 256mb XDR main RAM at 3.2 Ghz, and have 256MB of GDDR VRAM at 700mhz.

Sony also unveiled the PS3's graphics chip, the RSX "Reality Synthesizer based on Nvidia technology. The GPU will be capable of 128bit pixel precision, 1080p resolution, some of the highest HD resolution around. The RSX also has 512mb of graphics render memory and is capable of 100 billion shader operations and 51 billion dot products per second. It also has over 300 million transistors, larger than any processor available commercially today. It will be manufactured using the 90nm process with 8 layers of metal. The RSX is more powerful than two GeForce 6800 Ultra video cards, which would cost roughly $1000 total if bought today.

To show off the PlayStation 3's graphical brawn, Sony showed several game demos, including an Unreal 3 tech demo of what appeared to be Unreal Tournament 2007. In what must come as a relief to developers, Epic Games' Tim Sweeney was on hand to vouch for the PS3, saying it was "easy to program for" and that Epic had received its first PS3 hardware two months ago. He proved the tech demo was real time by showing it again and manipulating the camera and zooming in.

The PlayStation 3 will also sport some hefty multimedia features, such as video chat, internet access, digital photo viewing, digital audio and video. Sony Computer Entertainment head Ken Kutaragi introduced it as a "Super computer for computer entertainment."
Source: www.ign.com
 

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I just bought a PS2 now that they're 180 dollars (CND). When the PS3 is almost obsolete I'll pick one of those up too, along with Gran Turismo 6.
Yeah, I just bought a PS2 last year. I'm glad the PS3 is coming out to make the PS2 games even cheaper. I may even get one in a few years.
 

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Sounds interesting - I hate the fact it looks like Bose head unit (if you were in my job, you'd hate it too) But otherwise, it sounds like the next round of consoles will kick butt... Shame there probably wont be any truly orignal games, just re-hashed versions of the same old thing.

i'd love to see these consoles with a game like, say.. Fable - but a live version, where EVERY character is a real person, almost like a complete do what you want game - you could choose a class of character, scan your face and your characted would look like you (or whoever you wanted) and you could walk around doing anything you liked. I suppose like a "sims" game where every "Sim" is an actually person who does whatever they like. Setting could be present, Fantasy, future - whatever....

you could choose to be, say, a burglar, or a car thief, and thos epeople who are cops have to try and find you and catch you. Sure, it'd be complex, but hey, so are the consoles...

But anyway, I'm getting carried away...

z...
 

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Zeeman said:
Sounds interesting - I hate the fact it looks like Bose head unit (if you were in my job, you'd hate it too) But otherwise, it sounds like the next round of consoles will kick butt... Shame there probably wont be any truly orignal games, just re-hashed versions of the same old thing.

i'd love to see these consoles with a game like, say.. Fable - but a live version, where EVERY character is a real person, almost like a complete do what you want game - you could choose a class of character, scan your face and your characted would look like you (or whoever you wanted) and you could walk around doing anything you liked. I suppose like a "sims" game where every "Sim" is an actually person who does whatever they like. Setting could be present, Fantasy, future - whatever....

you could choose to be, say, a burglar, or a car thief, and thos epeople who are cops have to try and find you and catch you. Sure, it'd be complex, but hey, so are the consoles...

But anyway, I'm getting carried away...

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yeah, you is. :hmm:
 

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Yeah, ok, point is, I wanna see new ideas, not just re-hashed ideas with prettier pictures...
I agree with this 100%!!

This current generation of consoles has presented very few new gaming ideas. Mostly just tried and true concepts with better picture and sound.
 

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better gameplay and graphics still don't make it better than plain old NES. That system was and still is the most fun system to play (and least frustrating now as far as the actual game goes)
 
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