PS3 Slim Slower Than PS3?


Sony’s much vaunted PS3 Slim is practically released, allowing curious testers to make the shocking discovery that the slimline version is actually slower than the corpulent original.

The comparison videos below demonstrate the apparent differences:

However, another set of videos seem to show it being slightly faster:

Rumours circulate that some differences may be caused by differences in harddrive, but in this case the maker of the video claims the same 7200RPM HDD is installed in each.

Of course, the discrepancies could also be due to mysterious differences in firmware or hardware, or simply random fluctuations.

Whatever the cause, it seems very unlikely Sony will be admitting any undocumented performance difference, positive or negative, between the models.

Via Ore-teki.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:29 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats funny the PS3s Hard Drive is 5400rpm, it all depends on how much you have on your HDD and even though the TVs look the same model it could be slightly different would could also change the outcome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:03 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i read this article saying, that in the ps3 update 3.o, when starting a game up, it wont say "playstation 3" anymore, you know? that spiderman font? that last video was only faster because on the slim, it didnt say playstation 3, im guessing the slim was already instealled with 3.0

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:27 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Slim is installed with 2.7x. 3.0 will not be launched until the 1st of september.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:05 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you all kidding me?
    Slim is only "a little bit" slower on boot up and running Bluray movies. Guess what this is propaly because of down downsetting the frequency on the core, to produce even less heat and noise and consuming even less power.

    In gameloading it is a little bit faster (maginal).

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:06 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dick, the PS3 slim is only slow by 3 seconds the most. What are people bitching for? Sounds like a load of crap coming from PS3 fanboys.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:57 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That speed difference is pretty minimal, don't see it as a deal breaker. Do we know if it preforms slower in games?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:53 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what the hell the way they got it labled in the pictures the slim is loading faster.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:02 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this article is bullnookies the hdd in all ps3s are 5400 rpm hdds.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:20 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So much for an Xbox killer. Good job Sony. Keep this up and your screw right out of the market.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:54 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    You have 2 videos of it being slower. Then you have 2 videos of it being faster. Yet the article is titled "PS3 Slim Slower Than PS3". I would say that it breaks even. Plus, certain load times don't necessarily make a difference. The only concern is if its slower during actual gameplay.

    Despite the fact that the creator of the videos uses the same type of HDD in each PS3, we don't know if the older model has the specified game info and bluray info cached and thus happens to load faster sometimes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:44 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    stupid vdo clip ...
    is it slower ? .. i don't think so

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:59 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not a big deal, not like it's slower by 10 seconds or something.

    But i do know that watch blu-ray movies are slower by a TINY bit, like 1 or 2 seconds slower. But it doesn't matter, as i know playing games on the PS3 are slightly faster though.

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    Comment by GodOfSpeed
    14:06 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It’s not a big deal, not like it’s slower by 10 seconds or something.

    But i do know that watch blu-ray movies are slower by a TINY bit, like 1 or 2 seconds slower. But it doesn’t matter, as i know playing games on the PS3 are slightly faster though.

    Sorry didn't realise i was not logged in just now =/

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:09 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone mentioned that the PS3 Slim's Blu-Ray drive is more like that of something that would be used in a laptop.

    In other words, the load time for Blu-Ray and Games could be due to read speed differences between the original Blu-Ray Drive and the new one being employed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:48 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone test Valkyria Chronicles on the slim please.
    Even on an installed copy, reloading a saved game in the middle of a battle took freakin forever (on a fatty).

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well consider there is no load time at all after that and during gameplay, I say it's pretty amazing itself. Some maps are pretty big.

    Although I can see where it's coming from with it's load time, is no mean small.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:13 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Artefact you got homo-fantard-pastor boys running the circus here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:07 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and we say, that playstation 3 is better than XBOX in slower terms?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:05 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS3 Slim cost $399 in North America, PS3 and PS3 Slim do not have same price. PS3 Slim is much cheaper than PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:25 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats 100% incorrect right?
    North America is large, so maybe you should specify a country (I have no idea what the canadian/mexican price is), but in the USA the Slim is $299, and the 80gig PS3 Phat is also $299

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:27 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i'm happy with my first generation 60 GB model... glad i didn't wait to buy it later, seeing how it gets worse and worse with each new model

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:59 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like the countless incarnations of the PSP?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes i have the fastest ps3 then yeah fat owns its nice looking and faster!!!!!!! we old timers are the best

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:18 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Minor delay and what? It looks sexy

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:24 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was already stated that the silm would have less power, so it's no surprise if it's a tiny bit slower at parts
    and the faster parts would be thanks to a new firmware right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 21/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck consoles! PC FTW

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:28 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    FIrmware 3.0 is supposed to remove the Playstation 3 logo that appears after you click on a game. It just seems the PS3 slim has the functionality built into it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:04 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Already have every system. Don't care.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:12 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They are both the same speed! And even if they are not we have all got what we want a cheaper affordable ps3. Who cares if it's faster or slower, as long as we all have the opportunity to own one, or two in my case!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:41 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i wanna get a PS3 --- slim... but if slower... is there any custom firwares for PS3 yet? maybe there'll be a speed patch or something :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow can u say xbot fan like come on bud get a life, all ur tryin to do is hurt sales and man u aint got shit alrite man go back and suck on ur moms tits alrite fagot peace

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    Comment by Fapping Time
    08:25 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    still don't care...

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    Comment by Y10NRDY
    07:38 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    gonna wait a year to buy the slim one. let 'em work all this kinks out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:01 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I read this article saying that in the new ps3 update, when starting a game um it will no longer say "playstation 3" as you can see in that last video, that video starting a game up, you can see in the ps3 slim it did not say "playstation 3" D:

    Indeed the older versions are faster :O!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:45 06/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah that batman video is not a good test since the phat does not have the 3.0 update that removes the playstation screen!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not like you'll notice startup times anyway, since the PS3 spends most of its time gathering dust between half-decent 1st party releases.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:40 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still spit in SONY's eye...
    ...with my dick

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then SONY will spit in your ass...
    ... with its tentacles

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Could this be do to the newer firmware on it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    who cares? At least no RROD for me... I'd rather have a slower console than one that doesn't even work hahaha

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    9,4% for Jasper to RRoD
    10,4% for PS3 to YLoD

    inb4 54% RRoD

    The 54% were based on an anonymous click-and-away much credibility as Moot being the worlds most popular person.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:09 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You moron, the 54% statistic was from a magazine survey done by Game Informer. YOU NEED TO PHYSICALLY MAIL THE SURVEY to them. =P In general, people are too lazy to actually drop mail - especially postcard surveys - to the postal office if they don't actually have a problem. Disgruntled consumers are more likely to report a problem than people that never got any. IT WASN'T A CLICK & AWAY SURVEY you retard. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT DOUCHE

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:22 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    gameinformer or not, all my friends that own a 360, died on them, and there on there like 3rd, im still on my 1st ps3, no problems what so ever. and about the slim, who gives a shit if its like .4 seconds slower, its still not going to die out

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:51 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who's Moot?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    4chan dumbass look it up

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:36 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    His mom?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:14 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey, at least I have 100% game rate on 360.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:01 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the video is a fubar. you can easily tell that the video is rig, unless you got bad eyesight. it's like having a regular tv w/ cable box vs hdtv w/ hd cable box.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    06:11 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As long as the FPS is the same, it doesnt matter to me :p

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    Comment by ドラゴン
    06:12 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't care. Not like i can afford a ps3 anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:46 30/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you know the 360 cost $100 more than the slim at launch, right.
    just saying that $300 is not really an outrageous price.

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