Forget everything you know and step into the 128-bit universe brought to you by the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. The console's dazzling 300-Mhz processor delivers enhanced clarity and mesmerizing graphics, and it doubles as a CD/DVD player. You can also play your original PlayStation games.
The PlayStation2 has a 128-Bit Emotion Engine. The 128-Bit part of the title means that this chipset both processes information and sends it over a 128-Bit bus (A Bus is the pathway between chips on a circuit board. A wide bus carries more bits of information and is thus faster than a narrower bus).
You may think that your PC has a faster processor, but remember that the Emotion Engine has inherently faster 128-Bit processing and it is just a part of the overall PlayStation2 power.
A small note for the really detail oriented: The reason that the speed is 294.912 MHz, is that it must be a multiple of a required processor speed that supports the DVD ROM operations.
This system boasts 32MB of Direct DRAM. DRAM (DynamicRAM) is much preferred over SRAM (Static RAM) because it is able to store data while transferring other data, making it twice as fast as SRAM. The 32MB of main memory is by far the most for any console on the market. In fact, the amount of memory is even more staggering if you remember that the Graphics Synthesizer boasts 4MB of texture memory on its own.
The PlayStation2 also has a Memory Bus Bandwidth of 3.2 GB per second. This means the memory can store and send up to 3.2 Gigabytes per second. This speeds up overall processor performance.
The PlayStation 2 will come with a Dual Shock Controller, a AV Multi Cable to connect it to a television or VCR and a AC Power Cord.
- PlayStation 2
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