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.