PlayStation 3 Revealed

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The Sony E3 Media Briefing has concluded and it has been confirmed: the next-gen system will be called the PlayStation 3. Ken Kutaragi proudly took the stage and announced a number of the new features for the system.

  • Backwards compatibility with both PSone and PS2 games.
  • Will use Blu-Ray discs for media; also supports: CD-ROM, CD+RW, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, and SACD
  • Cell processor at 3.2GHz
  • 2.18 teraflops of performance
  • 512MB total: 256MB XDR system RAM at 3.2 GHz; 256MB of GDDRVRAM at 700MHz
  • Slot that supports a detachable 2.5in HDD
  • Six USB ports; Memory Stick Duo, SD and Compact Flash support
  • 2 HDMI outputs, 1 A/V output, 1 SPDIF optical output, and a 1 gigabit ethernet port
  • Video chat, Internet access, digital picture, audio, and video viewing
  • Capable of handling seven Bluetooth controllers
  • WiFi capable
Graphics:
  • Chip is called RSX "Reality Synthesizer" by nVidia, runs at 550MHz
  • 128 bit pixel precision and 1080p support
  • 300 million transistors; 90nm process
  • Said to be more powerful than two GeForce 6800 Ultras

A full and official list of specs and developer reactions can be found here at Yahoo.

From The Chatty
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    May 16, 2005 4:11 PM

    needs more final fantasy

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      May 16, 2005 4:13 PM

      I stopped playing at 6 and I am at the airship part with Cid, just playing blitzball, in 9?10?
      I dunno I lost interest.
      I want a FF1 again, where there are a bunch of little quests.

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        May 16, 2005 4:14 PM

        ff10 sucked a bit.

        ff7/8/9 ruled/

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          May 16, 2005 4:30 PM

          Gonna have to say that 1, 4, 6, 7, 10 were all mighty good in their respective time periods. Then 8 and lastly 9 which was pretty bad, but as a FF game still fair quality.