The PlayStation 3 Slim, announced on Tuesday, is not only smaller and cheaper, but adds hardware enhancements that make it speedier, including a new Cell microprocessor. Sony has made some enhancements under the hood to boost its processing speed and power efficiency. The slim PS3 carries an upgraded version of the Cell microprocessor, which was jointly developed by IBM, Sony and Toshiba.
According to Yahoo Tech:
The new chip has been manufactured using an advanced 45-nanometer manufacturing process, an IBM spokesman said. Based on IBM’s Power architecture, the chip delivers many performance improvements while drawing less power than earlier chips, IBM has said. The earlier console carried a Cell processor manufactured using the 65-nm process. IBM declined to provide the clock speed of the new Cell processor.
A Sony executive said the advanced manufacturing process was a factor in driving the console’s price down. “We’re extremely pleased that we’ve been able to meet production efficiencies that have allowed us pass those savings on to customers,” said President and CEO Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America.
I am only into the gaming side of the PS3, not the tech side
I would how much difference there is in terms of performance between the FAT and Slim ps3. If its really big, then I will fell quite angry. I got mine at the begining of the PS3’s life, whereby the games where dearer etc, and now any tom dick and harry can buy a better version and have access to a now cheap library of games.
am actually buying another ps3 and it would be the slim for now , thats another reason to buy one i remember when they updated the slim ps2 versions , they were much better then the big ones …. but uglier in looks anyways just the hardware was faster and better !! so yea slim for me here i come
I Love The New PS3.Sony did it again.
@kite the new process does make a difference. PS3 slim is faster than the fat. games will load much quicker
45 nm > 65 nm , PS3 = PC
Cool, another good reason to upgrade
this stuff doesn’t really make much of a difference to me.
I dont think im spendin money on a PS3 anytime soon