Thought I'd start a post for those in interested in the nuts and bolts of the PS3. Fanboys, nerds and ramblers welcome. Anyone with any news of actual peroformance test of PS3 hardware especially welcome as they appear. Note most of the manufacturer figurs have lots of fudge factors in and are only a guide... Sony wanted a roadmap to get them to 1000 times the performance of PS2. They designed the Cell to try and get them the first step which was 100 times more powerful. Will they suceeed... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_(microprocessor)#endnote_slashdot20050211 Capabilities * A next generation gaming console capable of rendering games with high definition up to 1080p. * Ability to run as a general-purpose personal computer through the use of Linux its operating system and a removable HDD. * The ability for the PlayStation Portable to connect to the PlayStation 3 as a video-enabled controller. * Twelve simultaneous High-definition television streams for use on a title screen for a HD Blu-ray Movie. * High-definition IP video chat. * EyeToy interactive reality game. * EyeToy voice command recognition. * EyeToy virtual object manipulation. * Digital photograph display (JPEG). * MP3 and ATRAC download and playback. * Simultaneous World Wide Web access and gameplay. * Hub/Home Ethernet Gaming Network. - Removed Central processing unit The following figures reflect estimates of performance of the only current implementation of Cell, designed for the PlayStation 3 game console: * 256 GFLOPS in single-precision operations @4Ghz.  * 25-30 GFLOPS in double-precision operations @4Ghz.  (probably 26 ) * 234 million transistors  * 1 PPE with 32 KiB instruction and data L1 cache, and 512 KiB data L2 cache  * 8 SPEs with 256 KiB local memory each  * 0.9 - 1.3 V nominal supply voltage  * 10 digital thermal sensors  * 5 power management states (Dynamic Power Management)  * 221 mm² die (90 nm process)  * Power consumption is unknown yet, MacWorld suggests 30 W,  other sources speculate 50-80 W or more.  Electronic Design notes that each SPE consumes about 2 W at 3 GHz, and 4 W at 4 GHz. Combining the eight SPEs, the PPE, and other logic, the CELL processor will dissipate close to 30 W at 3 GHz, and perhaps double that at 4 GHz.  Estimated floating point performance. 2.18 Terraflops (raw figures only). 1080p (yes, thats a p) graphics support. UPDATED ------ STORAGE --HDD Detachable 2.5" HDD slot x 1 --I/O--USB Front x 4, Rear x 2 (USB2.0) --Memory Stickstandard/Duo, PRO x 1 --SD standard/mini x 1 --CompactFlash(Type I, II) x 1 COMMUNICATION --Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 3 (input x 1 + output x 2) --Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g --Bluetooth--Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR) --ControllerBluetooth (up to 7) --USB 2.0 (wired) --Wi-Fi (PSP) --Network (over IP) AV OUTPUT Screen size 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p HDMI out x 2 AV multi out x 1 Digital out (optical) x 1 DISC MEDIA CD PlayStation CD-ROM PlayStation2 CD-ROM CD-DA CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD DualDisc (audio side) DualDisc (DVD side) PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM PlayStation 3 DVD-ROM DVD-ROM DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+R, DVD+RW Blu-ray Disc PlayStation 3 BD-ROM BD-ROM BD http://img.engadget.com/common/images/8784671701491003.JPG?0.268018245833802 ----- Did a google search. First time I've even seen this message. Too many fanboys. "Google Search within results There were about 7,230,000 Google results for xbox 360 vs ps3. Use the search box below to search within these results."