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Videos: PS3 Slim Loads Games & Movies Faster on Firmware 3.0


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287w ago - In videos from last weekend, we learned that the PS3 fat boots itself faster than the PS3 Slim, but the Slim had the edge when it came to loading games.

Now with new PS3 Firmware 3.0, the PS3 Slim loads games even faster... up to 25% faster according to Eurogamer on a Devil May Cry 4 installation.

YouTube user PS3slimComparison did a PS3 Slim Firmware 2.80 vs 3.00 Uncharted 1 level load comparison, with the same settings on both consoles and same 7200RPM hard drive installed on each.

To quote: "In this demonstration, conducted by the same source as the original testing, we see the PS3 Slim (Firmware 2.8) load Uncharted: Drake's Fortune against the PS3 Slim (Firmware 3.0).

The difference is considerable (you know, for adjustments to software alone), and we don't see why most other games wouldn't encounter similar loading improvements."

Finally, in the second video (below) it appears Blu-ray movies also load faster on PS3 Slim Firmware 3.0 versus 2.8 from startup. Cheers!






Videos: PS3 Slim Loads Games & Movies Faster on Firmware 3.0

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#30 - Chivafighter - 287w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Niwroc View Post
Well, supposing that someone were to leave their PS3 on constantly -- folding@home or something -- the power savings could probably make up that price difference fairly quickly.

I remember reading an article on Wired that said a ps3 left just on idle (no games, anything) would cost over $200 a year to run. So if the slim really does use half the electricity or whatever, it might be a decent savings in a year or two if you leave your system on non-stop.

Well thats why for each their own taste. both operate the same. If you were one of those people who do leave it on all the time, its up to them.

#29 - Niwroc - 287w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Chivafighter View Post
and for those who have the regular PS3, then good, your not missing out on anything on the slim, just power consumption, its slim, and slightly faster loading times, but i dont mind waiting. we do live in a world where we must wait (even if you are rich).

Well, supposing that someone were to leave their PS3 on constantly -- folding@home or something -- the power savings could probably make up that price difference fairly quickly.

I remember reading an article on Wired that said a ps3 left just on idle (no games, anything) would cost over $200 a year to run. So if the slim really does use half the electricity or whatever, it might be a decent savings in a year or two if you leave your system on non-stop.

#28 - Chivafighter - 287w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by dondolo View Post
it cost also 99€ if you give them back your old ps3

oh really? where at?

But why spend the 99€ if you already have one that works perfectly? just cause its slim?

For those who dont have a ps3, go buy the slim we always love more good respectable people on the PSN.

and for those who have the regular PS3, then good, your not missing out on anything on the slim, just power consumption, its slim, and slightly faster loading times, but i dont mind waiting. we do live in a world where we must wait (even if you are rich).

#27 - dondolo - 287w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Chivafighter View Post
Well the older models did have otherOS, some had Backwards capability, shinier, but had a pretty high price tag.

Now the slim has everything the Regular one has Except OtherOS, and costs 299...

it cost also 99€ if you give them back your old ps3.

#26 - GameWinner - 287w ago
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what i wanna know is why they removed the "PlayStation 3" bit

when you start the game up?! i love that little sound

#25 - iUnknown - 287w ago
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Either one is great IMO.

The reduced power consumption figures is enough to justify the lack of an "OtherOS" function. Although, I don't really understand why they had to take that out. Obviously for cost-cutting but I don't see the PS3 requiring additional hardware for the "OtherOS" option unless it was a license issue, which I'd be suspicious of since Linux is free, isn't it?

#24 - Chrisgunstone - 287w ago
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I Think Both Ps3's are great.. its up to you to choose which one to buy if u like glossy and shiny stuff get the old one and prefer slim better looking ps3 the get the slim both kinda have the same specs.

#23 - Chivafighter - 287w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by mike21clio View Post
so basicly your trying to say the older one is better?


Well the older models did have otherOS, some had Backwards capability, shinier, but had a pretty high price tag.

Now the slim has everything the Regular one has Except OtherOS, and costs 299...

the regular has its advantages but the slim is also cool. so they are both good

#22 - mike21clio - 287w ago
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so basicly your trying to say the older one is better?

#21 - Chris9092 - 287w ago
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I swear a while ago naughty dog said sony freed up some extra memory with one of their firmwares. Maybe this is what they were talking about? It would explain the faster loading...

 

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