Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim vs Sony PlayStation 4 Slim

Full Comparison

Hardware

Sony PlayStation 3 Super SlimSony PlayStation 3 Super SlimSony PlayStation 4 SlimSony PlayStation 4 Slim
CPU cores
8
8
GPU Clock Speed
550 MHz
800 MHz
CPU speed
3.2 GHz
1.6 GHz
CPU model
8 Core Cell Broadband Engine (3.2 GHz POWER-based PPE with seven 3.2 GHz SPEs)
8 Core x86-64 AMD "Jaguar", 8 cores
GPU Name
RSX Reality Synthesizer based on NVIDIA G70 architecture
1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine
Ram memory
512MB
8GB

Screen

Sony PlayStation 3 Super SlimSony PlayStation 3 Super SlimSony PlayStation 4 SlimSony PlayStation 4 Slim
3D Support
yesyes
yesyes
Resolutions Supported
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
1080p, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i

Controller

Sony PlayStation 3 Super SlimSony PlayStation 3 Super SlimSony PlayStation 4 SlimSony PlayStation 4 Slim
Features
Audio/Microphone Input, Power Console On/Off, Vibration
Audio/Microphone Input, Vibration
Connection Method
Bluetooth, Wired, Wireless
Bluetooth, Wireless
Wireless Range
2,401.57 in
1,496.06 in
Number of joysticks
Dual
Dual
Number of supported wireless controllers
7
4
Weight
4.63 lb
0.46 lb

Audio

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

Features

Sony PlayStation 3 Super SlimSony PlayStation 3 Super SlimSony PlayStation 4 SlimSony PlayStation 4 Slim
Remote control support
yesyes
yesyes
Surround decoder (5.1/7.1)
yesyes
yesyes

Dimensions

Sony PlayStation 3 Super SlimSony PlayStation 3 Super SlimSony PlayStation 4 SlimSony PlayStation 4 Slim
Depth
9.06 in
11.34 in
Width
11.42 in
10.39 in
Height
2.36 in
2.09 in
Weight
4.63 lb
0.46 lb

Connectivity

Sony PlayStation 3 Super SlimSony PlayStation 3 Super SlimSony PlayStation 4 SlimSony PlayStation 4 Slim
Ethernet connection speed
10/100/1000 (Gigabit)Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit)Mbit/s
Wireless networking standard
802.11b, 802.11g
802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Number of USB Inputs
2
2
Number of USB 2.0 ports
2
0
HDMI
yesyes
yesyes
Number of HDMI outputs
1
1
Number of connection ports
2
2

Network

Sony PlayStation 3 Super SlimSony PlayStation 3 Super SlimSony PlayStation 4 SlimSony PlayStation 4 Slim
Online service
Playstation Network
Playstation Network
Social features
Leaderboards, Audio Chat, Messaging, Video Chat, Browser, Facebook, Netflix, Viaplay, YouTube
Audio Chat, Leaderboards, Messaging
App Store
PlayStation Store
PlayStation Store

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