After Hours

Cracking open the Sony PlayStation 3

Before surgery

Our 60GB HDD PlayStation 3 comes with IBM's ell Broadband Engine CPU, Nvidia's RSX Reality Synthesizer (main GPU), Sony Emotion Engine Graphics Synthesizer (GPU for PS2 games), 256MB XDR Main RAM and 256MB GDDR3 VRAM, 2.5' Serial ATA (60GB) hard drive, 4 USB 2.0 ports, Memory Stick/SD/CompactFlash Slots, Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T jack, IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR), 1 HDMI output, 1 analog AV output, 1 digital audio output (optical), the over-hyped Blu-ray/DVD/CD Drive "read only".

The PS3 is approximately 325mm (W) x 98mm (H) x 274mm (D) and weighs in at about 5 kg.

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...