65nm PS3 Reports False

"Earlier reports of a 65nm PS3 chip have been revealed to be false."

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Apparantly, the earlier report of a 65nm Cell processor in the new 40GB PS3 was nothing more than an assumption touted as fact. However, there is a grain of truth to it. The new PS3 does have a lower 135W power consumption, compared to the 200W of the original PS3. This drop in power consumption, however, is due to a number of revisions rather than a 65nm chip.

The most significant is the cutting of backwards-compatibility, allowing the omission of the Emotion Engine+Graphics Synthesizer chips and memory. In addition to this, Sony has cut the number of USB ports from four down to two, as well as removed the hardware to support a media card reader.

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05-11-2007, 23:20:08

:eh: it's easy to see how things are missed, isn't it?

06-11-2007, 00:04:40


or try Coretemp.

He said core temp crashes his comp!!!:wavey: Wow and u said everest doesnt work as well. Well then you might have a problem with ur bios not letting ur programs access it.

06-11-2007, 13:48:33

tried the intel thermal analysis tool?


run this and one other (or more!) at the same time.

06-11-2007, 14:23:27

Thanks for the suggestions.. just downloaded and tried the TAT but that was another non starter. Didn't crash the system like Coretemp though :)
Not being able to access the BIOS I think is the problem as the motherboard has a uGuru chip which is what the Abit software is specifically made to work with. But in this case, made not work with..
I may look at what BIOS I have on here and may update if necessary..

Thanks guys!

06-11-2007, 17:44:16

Mr. Smith
Just use a diff version of coretemp. old versions don't like quads, I had the same thing

06-11-2007, 17:58:25

coretemp also just turned off my computer before

06-11-2007, 18:05:31

I've tried a few things, so far the best progress I've got is an (I think) older abit uGuru install. Its giving me readouts of..

Core 22 degrees
Core voltage 1.22v
System 28 degrees
PWM 44 degrees.

All of which I highly doubt..
Grrr.. I'll try running a couple of 3d Marks loops to see if they rise (sensibly) and if they do rise like a CPU should then I guess I've got a reference point, if not the absolute temps. Which really is what matters..
Cheers guys

06-11-2007, 18:09:21

u cant check in the bios?

06-11-2007, 18:19:20

I can indeed check the BIOS, it reads 35 degrees after rebooting on the processor, which sounds about right. There are plenty of options for beeps and alarms, so I may set one for say 40 degrees and see if i ever have it go off.

The cpu cooler is a scythe infinity, when I turn off the system and reach down and touch the exposed heat pipes they're barely warm.. So I'm assuming unless it gets steaming hot, the heatsink has enough time to dissipates some of the excess heat its generating before I can get into the BIOS taking 10/15 seconds maybe.. Which sounds frankly too good to be true :)

12-11-2007, 17:08:17

Just to update and wrap this up.. I decided it was worth a go at re-installing the drivers for the motherboard. And we have a result..


Which I'm much happier with that the strange results I was getting before. However CPU-Z gives me funny results for both the core voltage and the multiplier, as though the EIST thingy is still on. But really I can't be bothered :)

Cheers guys

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