PlayStation 3 Technical Specifications

PS3 Phat & SlimProcessors:

  • CPU:
    • Cell Processor
    • PowerPC-based main core with 3.2 GHz clock
    • 1 VMX vector unit per core
    • 512KB L2 cache
    • 7 x SPE @3.2 GHz
    • 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 with 550MHz clock
    • 1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance
    • Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels
    • Multi-way programmable parallel floating point shader pipelines
    • Capable of 3D-stereoscopic graphics with firmware update

Memory:

  • 256MB XDR Main RAM with 3.2GHz clock
  • 256MB GDDR3 VRAM (Video RAM) with 700MHz clock

Audio:

  • Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-based processing)

Video:

  • Resolutions of 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • HDMI out x 2
  • AV MULTI OUT x 1
  • DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1

System Bandwidth:

  • Main RAM: 25.6GB/s
  • VRAM: 22.4GB/s
  • RSX: 20GB/s (write) + 15GB/s (read)
  • System Bus: 2.5GB/s (write) + 2.5GB/s (read)

Total System Floating Point Performance:

  • 2 TFLOPS

Storage:

  • HDD
    • Detachable 2.5” HDD slot x 1 (can be upgraded)
    • Multiple size HDDs were released with multiple models (20, 40, 60, 120, 250 GB released)

Ports, Wireless & Peripheral Capabilities:

  • USB 2.0
    • Front x 4, Rear x 2 (on certain earlier models)
    • Front x 2 (on newer models)
  • Memory Stick (only available on certain early models)
    • Standard/Duo, PRO x 1
  • SD Card (only available on certain early models)
    • standard/mini x 1
  • CompactFlash (only available on certain early models)
    • (Type I, II) x 1
  • Communication
    • Gigabit Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x3 (input x 1 + output x 2)
    • IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
  • Controller:
    • Bluetooth (up to 7)
    • USB2.0 (wired; for charging)
    • Wi-Fi (PSP®)
    • Network (over IP)

Optical Drive:

  • CD Disc media (read only):
    • PlayStation CD-ROM
    • PlayStation 2 CD-ROM (only certain earlier models)
    • CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW
    • SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD (only certain earlier models)
    • DualDisc (audio side), DualDisc (DVD side)
  • DVD Disc media (read only):
    • PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM (only certain earlier models)
    • PLAYSTATION 3 DVD-ROM
    • DVD-Video: DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
  • Blu-ray Disc media (read only):
    • PlayStation 3 BD-ROM
    • BD-Video: BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE
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