PS1, PS2, PSP, PS3, PSV, PS4 - Hardware Spec comparison

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User Info: Raven-Z

Raven-Z
4 years ago#1
If anyone was wondering how the consoles have changed over the years - here's 20 years of progress in number form.

PS1 (1994 - 102 million units sold)
CPU - 32-bit MIPS (33mhz)
GPU - 32-bit R800A (33mhz)
System RAM - 2mb
Video RAM - 1mb
Resolution - 640x480 (SD)
Media - CD-ROM

PS2 (2000 - 155 million units sold)
CPU - 64-bit 'Emotion Engine' (299mhz)
GPU - 'Graphics Synthesizer' (147mhz)
System RAM - 32mb
Video RAM - 4mb
Resolution - 720x480 (SD), 1280x720 (HD - certain games only)
Media - 4.7gb DVD, 9gb dual-layer DVD

PSP (2004 - 70 million units sold)
CPU - MIPS single-core (333mhz)
GPU - Single-core (166mhz)
System RAM - 64mb DDR (333mhz)
Video RAM - 2mb
Resolution - LCD 480x272 (sub-SD)
Media - 900mb UMD, 1.8gb dual-layer UMD

PS3 (2006 - 70 million units sold)
CPU - 'Cell' with 6-core equivalent architecture (3.2ghz)
GPU - 'Reality Synthesizer' (500mhz)
System RAM - 256mb XDR (3.2ghz)
Video RAM - 256mb GDDR3 (700mhz)
Resolution - 720x480 (SD), 1280x720 (HD), 1920x1080 (Full HD - certain titles only)
Media - 25gb BD, 50gb dual-layer BD

PSV (2011 - 4 million units sold)
CPU - ARM quad-core (1ghz clock, 2ghz max)
GPU - Quad-core 5XT (250mhz clock, 500mhz max)
System RAM - 512mb
Video RAM - 128mb
Resolution - OLED 960x544 (sub-HD)
Media - 4gb flash cartridge, 8gb planned

PS4 (Codename Orbis, Rumoured 2014)
CPU - Quad-core 'Steamroller' (3ghz)
GPU - AMD HD 7670 (1ghz) - assisted by A10 APU (CPU/GPU companion processor)
System RAM - 8gb
Video RAM - 1gb
Resolution - 1080p/3D/60fps, 4K
Media - 50gb BD
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User Info: Coffee_Nurse

Coffee_Nurse
4 years ago#2
Sad thing is, my mid-range gaming PC is more powerful than the PS4.

Won't stop me from buying one though!
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User Info: KAMMYqueen

KAMMYqueen
4 years ago#3
Raven-Z posted...
If anyone was wondering how the consoles have changed over the years - here's 20 years of progress in number form.

PS1 (1994 - 102 million units sold)
CPU - 32-bit MIPS (33mhz)
GPU - 32-bit R800A (33mhz)
System RAM - 2mb
Video RAM - 1mb
Resolution - 640x480 (SD)
Media - CD-ROM

PS2 (2000 - 155 million units sold)
CPU - 64-bit 'Emotion Engine' (299mhz)
GPU - 'Graphics Synthesizer' (147mhz)
System RAM - 32mb
Video RAM - 4mb
Resolution - 720x480 (SD), 1280x720 (HD - certain games only)
Media - 4.7gb DVD, 9gb dual-layer DVD

PSP (2004 - 70 million units sold)
CPU - MIPS single-core (333mhz)
GPU - Single-core (166mhz)
System RAM - 64mb DDR (333mhz)
Video RAM - 2mb
Resolution - LCD 480x272 (sub-SD)
Media - 900mb UMD, 1.8gb dual-layer UMD

PS3 (2006 - 70 million units sold)
CPU - 'Cell' with 6-core equivalent architecture (3.2ghz)
GPU - 'Reality Synthesizer' (500mhz)
System RAM - 256mb XDR (3.2ghz)
Video RAM - 256mb GDDR3 (700mhz)
Resolution - 720x480 (SD), 1280x720 (HD), 1920x1080 (Full HD - certain titles only)
Media - 25gb BD, 50gb dual-layer BD

PSV (2011 - 4 million units sold)
CPU - ARM quad-core (1ghz clock, 2ghz max)
GPU - Quad-core 5XT (250mhz clock, 500mhz max)
System RAM - 512mb
Video RAM - 128mb
Resolution - OLED 960x544 (sub-HD)
Media - 4gb flash cartridge, 8gb planned

PS4 (Codename Orbis, Rumoured 2014)
CPU - Quad-core 'Steamroller' (3ghz)
GPU - AMD HD 7670 (1ghz) - assisted by A10 APU (CPU/GPU companion processor)
System RAM - 8gb
Video RAM - 1gb
Resolution - 1080p/3D/60fps, 4K
Media - 50gb BD


i think the tc know something we dont guys.......
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User Info: Mikeugame

Mikeugame
4 years ago#4
Off topic you gotta love the ps, let me add more psn, psx, psm, ps1c, ps2c, pshdc, another psm, pss.
I'm just saying

User Info: Eoin

Eoin
4 years ago#5
Some of those specs are wrong, and obviously the PS4 specs are speculation and nothing more.

User Info: jaekidd1012

jaekidd1012
4 years ago#6
Eoin posted...
Some of those specs are wrong, and obviously the PS4 specs are speculation and nothing more.


As far as I know Sony still hasn't officially disclosed the actual clock speed of the Vita's CPU so that along with anything on the PS4, including it's name, is pure speculation.
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User Info: BVWeirdo

BVWeirdo
4 years ago#7
Umm... IIRC the PS2 could even do 1080i but not 720p

User Info: Shadowfxd2

Shadowfxd2
4 years ago#8
price is what made the first two succeed and the next two did ok but not at first and the Vita is doing horrible. Specs doesn't make a game or a smart purchase...
http://i.imgur.com/NbGmq.jpg, http://i.imgur.com/ARXXY.jpg
Equals: http://i.imgur.com/ZpBae.jpg, Hmmm: http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/29629070.jpg

User Info: The_Djoker

The_Djoker
4 years ago#9
System RAM - 8gb

XD @ PS4 having 8GB system ram. I'll believe it when i see it.

Sad thing is, my mid-range gaming PC is more powerful than the PS4.

So? You're acting like When PS4 comes out it's going to be $1000. A mid range PC is going to cost around $500-600, top end $800-1200. PS4 is going to be at least 3x more efficient than PS3, so if it's slightly below medium then that's what you should expect from a $400-500 console.

It's not sad, it's just how technology and the market works.

Do you know how much the standard of spec equivalent of a PS3 console would cost today? Probably around $800-900.

People need to realise that consoles cannot and will not be the most powerful systems out there. However...they will at least be more powerful than the Crap U with it's garbage outdated 6 year old CPU.
http://s12.postimage.org/8orxdffrv/ps4golden.png

User Info: Sami1000

Sami1000
4 years ago#10
Eoin posted...
Some of those specs are wrong, and obviously the PS4 specs are speculation and nothing more.


This. Early rumours said that its gpu is 7670 or similar and newer rumours say highest end line radeon. I don't think that it will have 79xx level gpu but it just means that specs aren't closed just yet.
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