40GB PS3 features new 65nm chip and more

Cell 65nmSo far, the main buzz surrounding the 40GB PS3 is its price, which clocks in at $399, making it the least expensive PS3 to date.

But according to Engadget there is more that is different under the hood besides a few less USB ports, a smaller hard drive and a lack of backwards compatibility. The 40GB model will have a new 65nm chip inside.

The smaller chip will make power consumption for this PS3 only 135 watts as compared to 200 watts for the standard 90nm sized chip. Anyone who has put their hands behind their PS3 after a session of gaming can attest to the fact that the machine does throw off a lot of heat.

The inclusion of the new chip will make for a cooler and even quieter unit. The heat pipe will be smaller in addition to a new motherboard as well.


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