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PeterJensen
03-28-07, 06:53 AM
http://www.beyond3d.com/content/news/151

On the other hand, the southbridge has received a change as well the serial numbers have changed from CXD2973GB to CXD2979GB. Judging from the size of its heat spreader, we can reliably assume that the southbridge has in fact been transitioned to a 65nm fabrication process. The size has decreased by about 69%. Unfortunately, it is still unknown if the southbridge is in fact the rumoured Toshiba Super Companion Chip.

;)

PeterJensen
03-28-07, 06:54 AM
EU:

http://www.hwupgrade.it/articoli/1687/Componenti6.JPG

PeterJensen
03-28-07, 06:56 AM
US:

http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2006/1111/ps3_32.jpg

BioHazZarD
03-28-07, 07:19 AM
interesting thanks

Marvel_us
03-28-07, 10:46 AM
65nm already huh? Nice.

I wonder why GS is connected to RSX?

|MaguS|
03-28-07, 11:28 AM
Those ****ers are getting upscaling!

OWA
03-28-07, 11:32 AM
Yeah, thanks for the info.

Zelda_fan
03-28-07, 11:40 AM
OmG tEh MiGhTy cELL.

I jUsT b33n Bl1nDeD!!!!

|MaguS|
03-28-07, 11:42 AM
Why must you always be a complete retard?

Lyme
03-28-07, 12:33 PM
I cannot tell from the photos if anything other than the southbridge has had a size reduction, I expect that the cell is still at the larger node size. This change is a good thing for the PS3/Sony as it helps reduce costs by lower component counts, which also generally increase reliabilty over the long haul.

I'd love to see one of these comparisions between the 360 elite and the regular, to see if MS is revising things as successfully as we know Sony can.

|MaguS|
03-28-07, 12:36 PM
It's weird to see how the really "cleaned" up the layout, they really spent time on the revision, wonder if it runs cooler aswell.

Lyme
03-28-07, 12:47 PM
If we assume the PS3 southbridge is comparable to PC southbridges, as they give off quite a lot of heat there is the potential of reduced heat output. However, the biggest heat offenders in any system are the cpu and gpu, so while the ps3 may receive some reduction, it will still pale in comparision to the potential reduction from the impending cpu die shrink.

|MaguS|
03-28-07, 12:48 PM
Yes but the PS3 also has a massive heatsink and fan cooling it...
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=80133&highlight=heatsink

Sabadin
03-28-07, 02:18 PM
Anyone know what that chip is sitting where the Emotion Engine used to be?

brady
03-28-07, 03:29 PM
OmG tEh MiGhTy cELL.

I jUsT b33n Bl1nDeD!!!!

HAHA. That actually made me laugh a little.

Marvel_us
03-28-07, 03:33 PM
Anyone know what that chip is sitting where the Emotion Engine used to be?

The chip that used to be there was the EE+GS. Now it's just the GS, Graphics Synthesizer, and the EE has been removed. It looks like the exact GS in the original PS2 as well.

Sabadin
03-28-07, 04:15 PM
Ahh, thanks :)

Lyme
03-28-07, 06:33 PM
Yes but the PS3 also has a massive heatsink and fan cooling it...
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=80133&highlight=heatsink

Odd comment, anyway, a heatsink does not reduce the amount of heat produced, simply helps transfer the heat away from specific components.