PS3 Slim Hardware Update: Faster RAM, Less Power Consumption

By Jamie Pert - Apr 26, 2010

Last week Sony were in the headlines for all the wrong reasons following their release of the 3.30 firmware update, now Sony are apparently designing a newer version of the PS3 Slim, which boasts a 15% power reduction and a sleek new graphics chip.

Bit-tech, the website behind the report broke the news today, and say that the new version of the PS3 Slim will boast a new RSX graphics chip, with RMA tweaks. The graphics chip is said to use 15% less power, giving the console less of a chance to overheat.

Going back to what seems a distant memory now, when the first PS3 was released, and looked like a giant BBQ rather than a console, PS3 users will know how hot the old model could get, and any improvement on this can only be a good thing. This is why it is reported that a new cooling assembly is also rumored to be in the works.

Another upgrade reported to be going into the new version of the console is the RAM. Currently, the system has four 64MB chips, but the new build will now reportedly get 128MB of XDR RAM that comes in twin sticks rather than the four chips stated earlier.

No word on if this is concrete information or any release date as of yet, but as soon as we find out we will let you know.

Will you be upgrading to the new console build if it becomes a reality?

Source: SlashGear

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Also See: PS3 Firmware Update 4.10: List of changes

  • masterflaw

    It's the type of ram that makes it faster.(xdr)

  • wavygravy

    Strange article title. How exactly does 2 sticks of 128MB work out as 'more RAM' than 4 sticks of 64MB?

    • Jamie Pert

      updated, my mistake