PS3 Vs. Slim: Is There A Performance Difference?

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Since the dawn of time, man and beast have by instinct lived out their lives in competitive battles. Its just our nature… and I guess it explains the fanboy generation too then. Onward to my point: Years may have past since time’s dawn but the truth is our nature is still the same. Hence since Sony’s release of the PS3 Slim, testers have been putting both versions of the console through its paces to see whether or not there are any differences. And you guessed it, we have the videos.

Now keep in mind some show the Slim to be slower whilst others actually show the Slim to be faster. So check out the videos below and be the judge or just a passive viewer.

Start Up – PS3 Phat wins (by a long way)

Blu-Ray movie loading – PS3 Phat wins (by a long way)

Batman Arkhum Asylum – PS3 Slim Wins (by about a second)

Batman Arkhum Asylum Level Load – PS3 Slim wins (by about 2 seconds)


Source: sankakucomplex

Last Updated: August 31, 2009

  • JuliusMalema

    :angel: I don’t trust youtube videos. When I saw all those xbox rrod’ing videos, I just shrugged and said… “Lolipops”.

  • Dude

    Yippe, Phat wins something :silly:

  • Xbrat

    All I really care about is whether or not this thing will break down (rrod) a year after purchase. It all boils down to reliability, reliability and reliability. :whistle:

  • Q121

    Some people have too much time 🙂

    :pirate:

  • eXp

    If you look for other comparison vids, you’ll see some people have polar opposite differences to these. Guess it’s a luck of the draw event.

  • WitWolfyZA

    I dunno, this is like saying the “jasper” is 500g lighter then the “falcon”.

    The fact remains this is still gonna sell, 20 seconds slower or not lol

  • Faheem

    :wassat: You talking about the Millennium Falcon boy? Its still one of the fastest ships in the galaxy man. Although it does break down pretty often and needs a Wookie to maintain it. RRRRRRR!

  • Someone

    History teaches that the Slim ver will be crap in terms of reliability.
    But hey get it if you want it. :blink:

  • Criosphinx(ps3 tag)

    OK..I WILL SAY PERFORMANCE WISE..THE ORIGINAL PS3 WON.
    AND IN DURABILITY WISE..DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU MEAN..HARD WARE WISE,AS FAR AS IM CONCERNED THE PS3 ORIGINAL DOES THE JOB..BUT THE ANESTHETICS OF THE PS3 ORIGINAL COLLECTS DUST AND IS EASY TO SCRATCH..AS FOR THE PS3 SLIM HAS A DURABLE OUTSIDE SHELL AND DOESNT SEEM TO COLLECT ANY DUST…SO ITS UP TO YOU…
    A SEXY GLOSSY FINISH…OR A MATTE PS2 LIKE RUGGED FINISH(LOOKS LIKE A CRAPPY DVD PLAYER)?
    YOU DECIDE….

  • eXpZA

    … why are you shouting? :w00t:

  • Mark

    What I really want to know is how does graphics processing compare, not just loading times. Remember during racing games you get really choppy movement when all cars are racing at the start close by? It sounds to me technically the PS3 Phat has gruntier GPU. Is this correct?

  • IceGoose

    PS3 cookie.

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