Stealth updates to hardware is not uncommon. This latest hardware revision for Sony’s PlayStation 3 introduces a smaller 40nm RSX (graphics) chip.
The PlayStation 3 sips a bit less power (about 15% less), produces a bit less heat and Sony inches closer and closer to profitability thanks to the reduction in materials used.
You can identify these new revisions by their new model number:
- CECH-2000A – PS3 with 65nm RSX
- CECH-2100A – New PS3 with 40nm RSX
I’d put the effort into seeking out one of these newer revisions, if I were buying a PS3 nowadays.