Posted on October 30, 2007,

40GB PS3 Uses 65nm Chips


The long fabled 65nm chips for the Xbox 360 still aren’t here, but it looks like Sony has beaten Microsoft to the punch. The new 40GB PlayStation 3 packs in the smaller chips, according to Engadget, which means less power consumption, and a quieter and cooler running system.

The power usage is now down to 135 Watts, down from 200, which may also be a result of a few other small tweaks. The motherboard is a newer version, some components have been moved around as a result of the heat pipe being smaller, and a new battery will keep the time when the system is off.

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7 Comments on 40GB PS3 Uses 65nm Chips


On October 30, 2007 at 3:51 pm

I remember last year when a lot of people were making a fuss about the PS3 using 380w. That was utter nonsense obviously. It was proved in independent tests that the PS3 uses a maximum of 200w and the 360 maxes out at 190w but if power consumption IS as important as those people were trying to make it then this 32.5% drop should receive a lot of praise.

I suspect however that power consumption was only an important point to some people when the (false) figures looked seriously bad for Sony. :roll:


On October 30, 2007 at 6:31 pm

lousy fanboys. I doubt that many console users are basing their purchase on power consumption. It is nice to see a drop for any of the consoles though. Hats off to Sony.


On October 31, 2007 at 9:19 am

Hates off to sony to continuing to improve their console may be one day in the distant future we will see microsoft do the same thing.

It wot sell any new consoles through.


On November 1, 2007 at 1:29 pm

So does this mean you won’t be able to use the 40G PS3 as a grill?


On November 3, 2007 at 11:31 am

It seems the new PS3 doesnt use the 65nm chips but it does use 60w less power.

The fan noise has also dropped by 30%.


On November 3, 2007 at 2:07 pm

hahaha, filefront being outscooped by it’s readers, again.


On November 9, 2007 at 3:29 pm

This is getting quite funny now :lol:

It turns out the PS3 DOES use 65nm chips after all. The reason they denied it is because its only the CPU that is 65nm.

It is amazing that they have managed to cut the power by 32.5% just by altering the CPU so I imagine it will drop by more when the GPU goes 65nm as well.