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The PSX has 5 processors running concurrently, similar to the Atari Jaguar. Then main processor is the powerful LSI R3000A 32 bit RISC processor (licensed from SGI), running at 33.8 Mhz. In addition to it, there is a 66 MIPS High-speed Matrix Processor for calculating 3D polygons, there is a graphics processor for displaying sprites (2D) at 60 frames a second, a sound processor for doing CD quality sound and a 80 MIPS Data Expansion Engine for decompressing graphics and sound data from the CD-ROM.
What does it all mean? Well, this machine is built for 3D!


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R3000A 32bit RISC chip @ 33.8mhz - Manufactured by LSI Logic Corp.
Clearing capacity: 30 MIPS
Bus bandwidth: 132 Mb/sec

3D Geometry Engine
High speed matrix calculator
Clearing capacity: 66 MIPS
1.5 million flat-shaded polygons/sec
500,000 texture-mapped and light-sourced polygons/sec

Data Engine (MDEC)
Clearing capacity: 80 MIPS
CPU, direct bus connection
Also compatible with JPEG, H.261 files

Sound
ADPCM, 24 channels
Sampling frequency: 44.1 Khz

Graphics
16.7 million colors
Resolution: 256x224 - 740x480
Sprite/BG drawing
Adjustable frame buffer
No line restriction
Unlimited CLUTs (Color Look-Up Tables)
4,000 8x8 pixel sprites with individual scaling and rotation
Simultaneous backgrounds (Parallax scrolling)
360,000 polygons/sec

Memory:
Main RAM: 2 Megabytes
VRAM: 1 Megabyte
Sound RAM: 512 K
CD-ROM buffer: 32K
Operating System ROM: 512K
RAM cards for data save: 128K EEprom

Cd-rom
Double speed
XA compliant
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Really I Never Thought That It Would Be This Slow!
Woow Just My Video Is Faster Than The PS Put Together
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post #2 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by X300
The PSX has 5 processors running concurrently, similar to the Atari Jaguar. Then main processor is the powerful LSI R3000A 32 bit RISC processor (licensed from SGI), running at 33.8 Mhz. In addition to it, there is a 66 MIPS High-speed Matrix Processor for calculating 3D polygons, there is a graphics processor for displaying sprites (2D) at 60 frames a second, a sound processor for doing CD quality sound and a 80 MIPS Data Expansion Engine for decompressing graphics and sound data from the CD-ROM.
What does it all mean? Well, this machine is built for 3D!


CPU
R3000A 32bit RISC chip @ 33.8mhz - Manufactured by LSI Logic Corp.
Clearing capacity: 30 MIPS
Bus bandwidth: 132 Mb/sec

3D Geometry Engine
High speed matrix calculator
Clearing capacity: 66 MIPS
1.5 million flat-shaded polygons/sec
500,000 texture-mapped and light-sourced polygons/sec

Data Engine (MDEC)
Clearing capacity: 80 MIPS
CPU, direct bus connection
Also compatible with JPEG, H.261 files

Sound
ADPCM, 24 channels
Sampling frequency: 44.1 Khz

Graphics
16.7 million colors
Resolution: 256x224 - 740x480
Sprite/BG drawing
Adjustable frame buffer
No line restriction
Unlimited CLUTs (Color Look-Up Tables)
4,000 8x8 pixel sprites with individual scaling and rotation
Simultaneous backgrounds (Parallax scrolling)
360,000 polygons/sec

Memory:
Main RAM: 2 Megabytes
VRAM: 1 Megabyte
Sound RAM: 512 K
CD-ROM buffer: 32K
Operating System ROM: 512K
RAM cards for data save: 128K EEprom

Cd-rom
Double speed
XA compliant
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Really I Never Thought That It Would Be This Slow!
Woow Just My Video Is Faster Than The PS Put Together
Thats sloooooooooooooooooow......
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post #3 of 23
Who cares about hardware specs, it kick everything elses ass in that generation.
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post #4 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colin
Who cares about hardware specs, it kick everything elses ass in that generation.
Exactly... All these people "oh consoles suck inferior graphics.." compare a computer that was highest end at the time of its release and a console.. About the same/computer gets beat. Plus for the price they are unbeatable.. I mean god.. What does a ps1 go for? like $40 now lol. Try building a computer for $40! Have fun with MS-Dos
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Originally Posted by Jori
Exactly... All these people "oh consoles suck inferior graphics.." compare a computer that was highest end at the time of its release and a console.. About the same/computer gets beat. Plus for the price they are unbeatable.. I mean god.. What does a ps1 go for? like $40 now lol. Try building a computer for $40! Have fun with MS-Dos
L.O.L I Guess your right. At the time it was the best, And it was around $300 when i got mine
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post #6 of 23
everything but the dreamcast. Well DC was actually more like xbox/ps2 but still.
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post #7 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colin
Who cares about hardware specs, it kick everything elses ass in that generation.
The N64 was considerably more powerful. If Nintendo had decided to use CDs in the 64, then they would have had a much larger market share.
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post #8 of 23
That was pretty good when it was first being dveloped in 1993.
   
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post #9 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by claymanhb
That was pretty good when it was first being dveloped in 1993.
No it wasnt.. It changed. It was first gonna be a attachment for the SNES.. Then well it wasnt, so it changed. It was gonna be processed by the SNES at first.
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post #10 of 23
N64 was the best of it's time. I still had mine until a few years ago LOL

Perfect Dark kicked all other games....
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