Sony just can’t seem to leave well enough alone, it turns out that they have managed to redesign the RSX GPU to make it even smaller and more efficient. A recent tear-down by Japanese fansite PocketNews showed off the fact that they Nvidia GPU used in all the PS3 Slim units has been reduced to an even smaller size since launch.
The new GPU is now on a 40nm form factor, reducing the weight, improving heat dissipation and reducing power consumption. While the PS3 still consumes 9w of energy in it’s standby state, the smaller GPU has reduced the amount of power it consumes by a whopping 15%. For the complete tear-down and all the details check out PocketNews, but be aware the translation has some issues.
[via Toms Hardware]