Sony PlayStation 2 vs Sony PlayStation 3

11.85 in
7.01 in
Sony PlayStation 2 game console
vs
12.8 in
3.86 in
Sony PlayStation 3 game console

Full Comparison

Hardware

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CPU cores
1
8
GPU Clock Speed
147 MHz
550 MHz
CPU speed
0.3 GHz
3.2 GHz
CPU model
1 Core 64-bit "Emotion Engine" clocked at 294.912 MHz
8 Core 3.2 GHz POWER-based PPE with seven 3.2 GHz SPEs
GPU Name
Graphics Synthesizer
RSX Reality Synthesizer based on NVIDIA G70
Ram memory
32MB
512MB

Screen

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Resolutions Supported
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 720p, 576p

Controller

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Connection Method
Wired, Wireless
Bluetooth
Number of joysticks
Dual
Dual
Number of supported wireless controllers
2
7
Weight
4.85 lb
0.55 lb

Audio

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Audio format
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS 5.1, DTS 96/24, DTS ES

Features

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Accessories included
Additional gamepad
Game, Additional gamepad
Type of media supported
DVD
Blu-ray
Remote control support
yesYes
yesYes
Surround decoder (5.1/7.1)
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

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Depth
3.07 in
10.79 in
Width
11.85 in
12.80 in
Height
7.01 in
3.86 in
Weight
4.85 lb
0.55 lb

Connectivity

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Number of USB Inputs
2
4
Number of USB 2.0 ports
0
4
Number of connection ports
2
4

Network

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Online service
Dynamic Network Authentication System
Playstation Network