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PS3 revision with 28nm RSX and 22nm Cell next year?

Digital Foundry tweet:

"On a related note, the word is that there's a new super slim hardware revision with a 28nm RSX... 22nm Cell next year."

LOL_WUT1035d ago

Another revision? The PS3 is fine the way it is Sony should just work on the Vita instead ;)

2pacalypsenow1035d ago

It makes the Ps3 cheaper to make, its a good thing

FlyingFoxy1035d ago (Edited 1035d ago )

Vita is already pretty sleek.. if it's too thin & small it will be difficult to hold unless you have kids hands.

kneon1035d ago

I already have a Vita but I would prefer if they came out with a slider version similar to the PSP GO design. I have both and the GO isn't too small, of course a Vita wouldn't be quite as small due to the larger screen.

Donnieboi1035d ago (Edited 1035d ago )

I think it will be an attachment for the ps4. It might plug into the auxiliary port for quick speed and access. Maybe even not have a blu ray drive to save money. It can utilize the ps4's blu ray drive and HDD to save a butt load of money while also bringing ps3 backwards compatibility to the ps4.

Besides it would give everyone backwards compatibility without making us pay for Gaikai's b/c. And trust me, Sony probably would have lost MORE money by using cloud b/c since running cloud servers for gaming has yet to prove to be profitable (look at Gaikai before being with Sony, or Onlive, CiiNow, etc). So maybe Sony should re-focus Gaikai onto more profitable venues such as cloud computing, dedicated servers (which will entice 3rd party devs), etc...and just make a device that will let us play our old ps1,2,and 3 games on our ps4.

kneon1035d ago

I've made that suggestion before but if they were going to create this PS4 add-on they should have included a high speed interface like lightning bolt or Dock Port. USB3 could be a bottleneck.

Donnieboi1035d ago

@kneon: That's why I said Auxiliary port. It's very high speed. Practically as if the ps3 attachment would be built into the ps4. Currently the ps4 auxiliary is for the ps4 camera. But it could be used for a ps3 attachment.

kneon1035d ago

Have they mentioned any performance specs for the aux port? I've haven't seen anything.

Ingram1034d ago

To all of the above:
http://www.freepatentsonlin...

A 2010 patent, a PP + 4SP, kinda like a stripped down CELL, now here comes the good part: Look at the memory interface, and the kind of memory it's designed to tap into.

hint: PS3 had separate memory pools.

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stuna11035d ago

Actualy I think this is a good thing! This could potentially mean this new PS3 model could last a lot longer time than previous models due to less heat being generated! Also less money being spent to have games streamed or remade in order to be playable on the PS4, plus online will still be free on the PS3, without the need for PS +.

nnodley1034d ago

It's just a revision on the components. Not the whole thing. This will make it cheaper so they can drop price and still make a great profit.

nnodley1034d ago

Just disregard my comment first comment. I read the post I replied to wrong.

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yewles11035d ago

It's not a shell revision, it's just fab shrink. Most likely leading to a price drop.

GribbleGrunger1035d ago

I agree, but I'd like them to remove that corrugation from the sliding panel that covers the blu-ray drive, it ruins the overall aesthetic.

PurpHerbison1035d ago (Edited 1035d ago )

I know what you mean. For me, I personally get this unwanted retro vibe when all I wanted was for it to be sleek.

Dojan1231035d ago

Agree. My Fat(80g)YLOD for the second time last month. Did not want to spend another $100 to fix it (or do myself). Just picked up the new one. Big let down as far as the look of it.

DarkBlood1035d ago

damn lol, least it will be cheaper for when i plan to buy multiple ps3's for my collection and retro sake of playing the many games i have for it

CBaoth1035d ago

hopefully it means that people who are on budgeted incomes and/or don't place a premium price tag on virtual entertainment can now purchase a $199 PS3. Personally I'd have an economy bundle/deal ready for Black Friday ($499 for a 40" 720p LCD set and a PS3, $399 for 32") for people just hoppin into the HD era.

IcicleTrepan1035d ago

I'm still confused how they managed to replace the front loading disc drive with a top loading one and still didn't decrease the price for consumers.

kreate1035d ago

Maybe becuz they lost so much money with the front loading ones they can't afford to lower the price on the top loading ones.

Hopefully the price will come down.

nnodley1034d ago

Because they are trying to get as much profit as they can out of the new super slim. Just like how MS released a new super slim 360 at E3 but kept the price the same. Anyway Sony needs all the profit they can get right now.

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