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

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272w 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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nightwish's Avatar
#20 - nightwish - 272w ago
hmmmm... old PS3... old firmware... and.... I'm happy at this point.

OK... Motorstorm loadingtime sucks... anyway I don't want to swap my old babe.

azaxsyn's Avatar
#19 - azaxsyn - 272w ago
I really doubt this test, because the phat is better build and previews tests showed that's the phat is faster...so i don't really think sony enhanced the slim with fw3.0...

Quote Originally Posted by riezo View Post
The faster loading times would just make sense, I mean the cell that powers the PS3 Slim is more powerful then the cell found in the PS3 Phat.

that was never confirmed

renx's Avatar
#18 - renx - 272w ago
it's looking good.

colonfrank91's Avatar
#17 - colonfrank91 - 272w ago
Good news, but makes no big difference actually. Well to me at least, the phat is good for me so the slim won't be all that great for me.

tworok's Avatar
#16 - tworok - 272w ago
i hate when companies release inferior products, hopefully they won't stop producing the phat, giving consumers an option between size & quality.

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