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May 20, 2005 9:42:23 PM

Just got back from E3...

I'd have to say:
The PS3 blows the XBOX 360 away!

Some general specs:
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PS3 SPECIFICATION
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CPU:
-PowerPC-based core @ 3.2GHz (cell architecture)
-7x SPE @3.2GHz
-512KB L2 cache
-7x256KB SRAM for SPE

-support up to 7 controllers
-Blue tooth wireless support

-(32:9) Panoramic view (two 16:9 diaplays)

MEMORY:
-256MB GDDR3 @ 700MHz (512 total including Graphics memory)

GPU
-NVIDIA RSX @ 550MHZ
-RESOLUTION: Up to 1080p (1920x1080)
-300.4M transistors
-100 billion shader OPS/sec
-51 Billion Dot Products/sec
-2 TFLOPS
-256MB local GDDR3 memory @700MHz

Backwards compatible with PS2 and PS1


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XBOX 360
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CPU:
-PowerPC-based core @ 3.2GHz
-2 threads per core, 6 todal
-1MB L2 cache

-support up to 4 controllers

Memory:
512MB GDDR3 @700MHz (522MB total inlcuding Graphics memory)

GPU
-ATI Graphics Processor @ 500MHz
-RESOLUTION: Up to 720p
-48 Billion shader OPS/sec
-9 billion dot Products/sec
-1 TFLOP
-10MB 3D Logic DRAM embedded chip

Not backwards compatible (so I heard at E3)

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May 21, 2005 2:12:56 PM

I wonder what the MSRP will be of either system?

Heh - 7 controllers on the PS3 is funny... they couldn't squeez in that nice round number of 8?
May 23, 2005 12:17:57 PM

doesnt ps3 also support blue ray?

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May 23, 2005 2:17:40 PM

Yes, PS3 is supposed to be more 'future proof' than the Xbox.. the xbox is built on current technology while the ps3 is built on upcoming technology.
May 23, 2005 2:18:21 PM

They assume most people don't have more than 6 friends.. hence the 4 controllers on the xbox.. haha
May 23, 2005 6:25:27 PM

yes PS3 will offer support for BLU-RAY VIDEO

7 controllers.. yeah that is an odd number isn't it? haha

I'm not exactly sure why 7. Not 100% sure if this relates or not, but the Cell architecture of the PS3 is designed for 8 cooperatively-working processors. To improve production yield, 1 has been disabled. It seems likely this has affected the 8th controller.

That would be my guesstimate. :p 

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May 24, 2005 7:03:07 PM

My questions would be this:

Will there be anyone (besides sony) making blue ray movies?
Will the newer technology mean the severe lack of the numbers of games, and how expensive will those games be?
Will they be able to sell this thing for less than $600-$800?

I really like the possibility of this thing. I just wonder if it's too good to be true. GOD I hope not.

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May 24, 2005 7:46:16 PM

Sony is a big boy. They make video DV and Mini-DV format tapes, and everybody follows thier lead.
If they make it, you will buy it!

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May 24, 2005 8:16:20 PM

Well, why is the rest of the industry pushing the HDVD format then?

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May 24, 2005 8:37:12 PM

Yes.. the bluray technology can focus a laser more precisely than a red laser.. so they can work on dual layer DVDs, etc.

The bluray will come through.. the HDVD stuff is going to have it's changes.. Sony has a huge push on the market.. Chances are you'll start seeing things coming out supporting one or both.. until the powers that be put their foot down and say this is how it's going to be.
May 24, 2005 8:41:09 PM

I actually like the blueray better, though up to now the other has been winning the fight for the monopoly. I hope Sony does have enough influence to push that through.

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May 28, 2005 4:16:50 PM

When technology like this emerges, corporations typically form partnerships to help facilitate a broad acceptance of the product. The BRDA (Blu-Ray Disc Association) has over 100 members such as: Toshiba(Sony's Tech partner), Disney, Hitachi, TDK, FOX Pictures, Apple, Dell, Panasonic, etc.
I think it's safe to say that blu-ray will be widely accepted.

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