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40GB PS3s Actually Do Have Some 65nm Chips; 20GB/60GB Possible in Future

Earlier a Sony spokesperson denied a rumor that the new 40GB PS3 uses smaller 65nm chips. Now, in an interview on Japanese site Impress Watch, Sony Computer Entertainment head Kaz Hirai has clarified the rumor (and official denial): the 40GB PS3s do have 65nm Cell chips, but they also still have 90nm RSX graphics chips. (i.e., the 40GB PS3 has both 65nm and 90nm chips.) Hirai noted the smaller, more efficient Cell chip alone was enough for a considerable reduction in power consumption.

Hirai also commented that while both the backward-compatible 20GB and 60GB models are no longer in production, it is possible for Sony to produce them again depending on market reactions.

(Original source is in Japanese; for English, please read the 1UP or IGN report)

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ShiftyLookingCow3667d ago (Edited 3667d ago )

is it the old 20GB and 60GB with GS+EE?

b777conehead3667d ago

yes the 20 and 60 gig had the ee and gs

ruibing3667d ago

Well, they now have 4 SKUs (2 of them active) they can target the mass market with. I think they should never have more than 2 available at once (makes everything less confusing) and make it a point that the most important features for playing games and watching hi-def movies stays the same regardless of which SKU they buy.

Ju3666d ago

They've only one active (in production). And that is the 40GB (no BC) version. All others are "stock clearance" items. That's what he actually said. If the demand for the BC remains high, and they'll run out of stock, they might start producing them again. But the 40GB is the only SKU they'll intend to offer ATM.

C_SoL3667d ago (Edited 3667d ago )

j/k ah ha thats a good one....sorry i'm bored.....(:l)

b777conehead3667d ago

go to the one up link its in english

unrealchris3667d ago

market reaction they just stayed with the 60gig and introduce the higher end one that has been rumor with 160 gigs and 3 Ethernet ports i think

AngryTypingGuy3667d ago

If there is one game that would make me get a PS3...this would be it. This game looks awesome! It actually looks like the control scheme is similar to Gears of War, with the way he was tumbling and taking cover. I usually prefer games like this with tactical combat over run n' gun. The graphics look beautiful and the fun factor looks high. If you're a PS3 owner and you pass this one up, then there's something wrong with you.

Ju3666d ago

Wrong thread, hah ? But I guess I know what you're talking about.

AngryTypingGuy3666d ago (Edited 3666d ago )

LOL, actually, yeah, wrong thread. I guess I got my tabs mixed up in my web browser! In case you want to know, the game I was referring to is Uncharted. It looks awesome!

Snukadaman3667d ago

http://www.1up.com/do/newsS...
and we are suppose too put our confidence in this company...no thanks..ill wait.

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