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Videos: PS3 Slim is Slower Than the Original PlayStation 3?

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287w ago - As previously reported, we know that the the PlayStation 3 Slim uses half the power of its 'Fat' counterpart.

Now reports are coming out of the popular Japanese blog Ore-teki (linked above) that the PS3 Slim may actually be slower than its bulky predecessor.

Of course these differences may be caused by differences in harddrive, but in this case the maker of the video claims the same 7200RPM HDD is installed in each... which leaves room for firmware/hardware variations or simply random fluctuations.

Whatever the cause, it seems unlikely Sony will be admitting any undocumented performance difference between the models.

Below are some PS3 HDD and Blu-ray speed comparison videos demonstrating the apparent differences:

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#29 - x3l - 287w ago
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Personally I think this is just a crap benchmark. Like someone else said run them both with folding@home.

And with at least the same firmware.

#28 - yourmoma - 287w ago
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When we are just talking about a blink of an eye difference it doesn't make much of a difference between the two. Slow and steady as she goes

#27 - yardiecliff - 287w ago
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I think in the comparative video, the 80GB loads the playstation logo, which begs me to believe its not running firmware 3.0 like the slim, thus the slim loads faster seing it skips the logo screen on 3.0fw.

#26 - FFWRX - 287w ago
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What about the newer fat ones? How do they compare to the other two?

#25 - playforfun - 287w ago
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I have see all video.. it's strange.

the boot is 1 second fast on ps3 fat than slim for some in game video, the slim is 0.5 seconde fast than ps3 fat

wow, weird but funny

#24 - bazji - 287w ago
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i agree i think the fat ps3 picture looks a lot more vivid than the slim.. and with the slim being faster loading batman were talking a split second of a difference.

#23 - zainabubu - 287w ago
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confused, I'm about to pull the trigger on purchasing a ps3 slim, will it be better to purchase the PS3 160gb over the slim 120gb?

#22 - snowisawesome00 - 287w ago
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i dunno... im gonna wait for more comparisons before i decide if this is true... there's no reason the slim should be slower... right?

#21 - 51N15T3R - 287w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by BlingOnMyWrist View Post
In the first video, it seemed like the Slim populated the XMB faster than the 80GB.

Probably because there was less to load (games/demos, etc.) on the slim

#20 - BlingOnMyWrist - 287w ago
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In the first video, it seemed like the Slim populated the XMB faster than the 80GB.


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