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


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276w 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 [Register or Login to view links] 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!










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#30 - Chivafighter - 276w 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 - 276w 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 - 276w 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 - 276w 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 - 276w 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

 

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