PS3 internals

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  1. Bad_Boy

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    Nice find one, very interesting stuff. :)
     
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    lol Bad_Boy luring me back to B3D with the info on GAF. You've been real awesome as of late one, who am I kidding, you've always been awesome dude!
     
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    What can I say, b3d is great. :D and indeed one is doing great with the updates.
    To stay on topic though, nice to finally see what keeps the PS3 cool and quiet. :)
     
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    Booo, there is heatspreaders on the RSX+Cell, that they didn't remove so we could see the die.

    And I guess this proves the PS2 hardware is contained in totality in the PS3. Even looks like the PS2 RAM is there as well.

    Am I missing something about the Ram layout? Where are all the chips?

    So there is a 160mm fan? Just one? So that is how they stayed "cool and quiet". As do it yourself PC modders know, the big fans push more air at lower RPM. But the standard PC size is 80mm, and the big PC case fans are 120mm. So that is one huge fan.

    This article was okay, but lacked a lot of details. I'll wait for the proper Anandtech takedown, in my native language.

    Too be honest the layout reminds of the Xbox 1, with how packed it is.
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    C'mon people, not expecting Watch-Impress to take this thing apart - and One not to bring the info - that's just naive! ;)

    Let's get serious: Watch Impress >>> Anandtech

    (I'll give you the language advantage though!)
     
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    Anyone run some of that Linux probing software through the system to see if they can detect all the specifications of various components? I don't know exactly how complicated that would be, but I was told it would be possible to do.
     
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    Are you sure? This article seems much more informative:
    http://www.anandtech.com/systems/showdoc.aspx?i=2610


    But yeah, PC Watch does seem good.
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    Wait! Is that a universal PSU?
     
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    How very clever. At least VRAM will never overheat. :)
     
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    Sure looks like it!!
    That's very good to know.
     
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    It also looks like if you took the die of every chip on the Xbox mobo and put them next to each other, you'd still be able to fit the result under any of the 4 huge heatspreaders on the PS3 board.
     
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    What are you guys talking about with 'universal PSU?'

    Is it a PSU? Yes.

    Will you be able to replace it with an off-the-shelf model? No.

    The connector is proprietary and the form-factor is obviously non-standard.
     
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