Remember those recent FCC filings which reported that brand new PS3s were in development at Sony with the new 40nm graphic chip? Well, rumour has it they’ve started shipping.
Sony deserves all the money they are going to make from all the PS3s they're going to sell.
I'm debating to sell my 60gb ps3 for a slim 40nm... Since I got my 60gb back from Sony due to my last one breaking, I've had nothing but shit from it.. The fan kicks in to the max within 5 minutes of playing.... It's hard to hear my tv at times..
My upgrade 60GB - 320GB is fine :)
I upgraded the hard drive in my 60gb to 320gb... but I'm talking about selling it and getting a slim.. my parents are nazi about electricity consumption, so it'll be a win/win I guess :/
The slim is super quiet compared to my old 60gig.
my fan was the same. sold it and got a slim. heaven.
Of Course Sony deserves all the money and they'll get All the Money, The PS3 is EPIC-AWESOME...
Sony hasnt yet made anything on the PS3 fyi. Infact they are way in over thier heads in losses. While the rest of the industry now is in a transition to 22nm, Sony is still catching up.
from the ps3 maybe but doesnt sony make money off of the playstation store and home and the games they sell as well as ps2
I got a slim after my 80Gb fully loaded fatso died on me and i did not wanted a cheap fix. All in all i see the slim as a downgrade. My fatso had lots of features like media card readers and BC, the slim is cheaply made, the plastic sounds as the console gets very hot (Sony states this is normal due to expansion caused by heat), the ventilation sucks and the BluRay drive sounds like a printer. I even use a laptop cooler for the slim, dont be fooled it gets very hot inside the clam shell plastic. The one thing i like about the slim is the HDMI connection with the tv, it turns on the tv and puts the PS3 input automatically once i turn on the PS3
"The new 40nm RSX runs cooler." Got to love technology. *Is thinking about trading up in a couple of weeks*
so im guessing stock problems r goin to be solved soon.
"The new models, which sport a lighter, cooler RSX, are identified with the product code CECH-2101A and are apparently already in the new ModNation Racers bundles here in Europe, although we can’t confirm that." I can confirm this is NOT true. At least, I haven't seen them in several shops in my country, The Netherlands. I was going for the Modnation PS3 250GB pack, went to some stores and ALL of these bundle packages have the old CECH-2004A codes. As I only wanted the newest hardware 40nm RSX and 45nm Cell, I went for the normal PS3 120GB Slim version that was available with the CECH-2104A code, thus the newest hardware. I have this PS3 Slim besides my fat now since about a week, and probably they were just in as there also were CECH2004A 120GB Slim packs between them on the shelves. It seems Sony is shifting those older hardware Slims in bundles and starting with separate PS3's to have the CECH-2104A/new hardware. I'll now get Modnation for free with my subscription for OPM Benelux, only thing is the box of the 120GB Slim is more boring than that great Modnation bundle box. It would have made a nice sight together with my PS3 80GB Fat LBP pack... Ah well. Good non YLOD hardware > a carton box anyways.
wtf this guy talking about? Do you think you're some kind of insider and know everything haha nice dream, it time to wake up before your mom start getting the bucket of water :P
Looks at TheMart's avatar. Ignore entire rant.
In fact he seems very positive.
Bout time sony people are hungry for this machine sony ftw!!!!
I want to see comparison between units, the oldest model vs the new one to see how much quieter it is, to see the electrical use difference.
I can't compare between this CECH-2104A 40nm RSX/45nm Cell and the first Slim, but I can compare with the noise coming from the PS3 Fat 80GB the last models with 65nm chipset. The new Slim is so much more quiet, and for sure when its on for hours, the Slim then still is quiet, while the Fat 80GB PS3 is as loud as the older 360's. I'd say seeing the relative small cut in power (about 20watt, see below for values) both the slims are about as quiet or noisy, but thats just guessing from these values. Electrical use between first slim and this latest model is all over the interwebz: Newest slim uses about 80 watt, older Slim just over 100 watt, the last Fat 65nm used about 160 watt. So this is a major cutdown in energy use for sure.
TheMART at Xboxkings "while the Fat 80GB PS3 is as loud as the older 360's" You are Dreaming. I have the First 80Gig Fat and a Recent 360 , and in no way is your statement true. And just to back it up , a Friend has Both the same PS3 and 360 model... And that is comparing HD installed games on the 360. your statement is absolute FUD. I Reiterate...... You are Dreaming.
I'm still proud on my fat PS3, so long my FAT PS3 run perfect i'm not buy a another PS3 :) It's a good sign taht Sony release a 45 NM cell and RSX for the newe gamers or people wants more efficient power console.
Same here, my original is just fine. It does what I need it to do.
It's all for profit, not for us consumer
I have two fats to kill, before I get a new one. I keep playing RDR on the 2.5 year old 40GB, waiting for it to die (fans are spinning like crazy) but it works flawlessly (Knock on wood). But if it dies, then I'll dust off the 3 year old 60GB, that I barely use anymore (streaming movies from my PC to the living room)
@TheMART at Xboxkings What about the heat with the new slim gets it hot??? wordt de nieuwe ps3 slim warm/heet?
if they use less wattage they should be more efficient, converting more of that power into graphics and less into heat.
I hope this makes it to North America soon. My last refurbished PS3 broke for the 5th time now and how fortunate for Sony that I just ran out of my warranty, so now I'm getting charged 200 bucks to fix it. Its safe to say the next PS3 I get back from Sony I will be trading in for a slim ASAP and I hope i get this one. Refurbished PS3 = GARBAGE!!!!!!
and i thought the Xbox was bad lol. Both the consoles this gen have a high failure rate. Glad i stuck to PC.
Well, if you only play your PC, Why bother commenting in a console article?
got 2 ps3's dont need any more but this is cool !
I'm a launch day fat owner and have been considering a diet for a while. I think I'll take the plunge and pension of the old guy now that these 40's are on the way.
It only does EVERYTHING lol
Only if you decide to reinvest in the newer version :P and you are still stuck with 5yr old tech.
Failsoles. Upgrade your pc thinking that dx11 is going to be amazing and dx12 will be around the corner, by the time they've caught upto dx11 tech. Same thing with dx9-10. Everyone rushed out to buy cards for it and the games using it, hardly looked better or didn't at all, and most of the fx could be done with dx9. Which is why most people playing crysis back then used dx9 settings with xp. Everything gets outdated sooner or later, depends whether or not you want to bother upgrading for a tiny new effect. Most don't, but hardcore do and it'll always be that way. Hardcore will rush out and buy that elite product. Other then crysis, no other game looks better then PS3 exclusives, sorry but they don't and you can add af aa, high rez till your blue in the face.
Metro 2033 looks better than anything I've seen on the PS3.
killzone 3 omfg :P the teaser is damn nice
Will they also be a popcorn machine like the current PS3 slim models? (I've exchanged twice, and they all do it after a few days use - and also check google if you don't believe me, there are loads of posts and vids on this) Everytime there's a change in temperature all I can hear is pop, pop, pop, crack, SNAP, pop, pop, pop *silence for an hour maybe* then pop, SNAP, pop, crack etc etc. It's the single thing that annoys me about the slim - hope the new ones run cool enough so they don't do it!
my ps3 fat is a popcorn machine to,after 3 years still no problems i purchased a new slim today 2104A :D im going test it out now
If it doesn't pop pop pop! Cos if not, I'll wait til the shipment hits the UK and go do an exchange!
My original 60gig since jan 02 2007 and still runs reasonably silent I make sure vents stay clear from dust and it runs smoothly. Wouldn't trade mine in for any new model unless they have exactly what I have all reader cards 4 usb and B/C compatible. Its nice that Sony keeps making new fresher models that are built better though hopefully they can rev up more production to meet this demand.
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