An SCPH-1000 motherboard
An SCPH-1000 motherboard
An SCPH-5001 motherboard
An SCPH-5001 motherboard
An SCPH-9001 motherboard
An SCPH-9001 motherboard
An SCPH-101 motherboard
An SCPH-101 motherboard

The PlayStation technical specifications describe the various components of the original PlayStation video game console.

Central processing unit (CPU)

LSI CoreWare CW33300-based core[1]
Geometry Transformation Engine (GTE)
Motion Decoder (MDEC)
System Control Coprocessor (Cop0)[citation needed]


Graphics processing unit (GPU)

32-bit Sony GPU (designed by Toshiba)[9]

Sound processing unit (SPU)

16-bit Sony SPU[4]

I/O system and connectivity

CD-ROM drive
Two control pads via connectors[8]
Backup flash RAM support
Video and audio connectivity
Serial and parallel ports
Power input

See also


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  2. ^ a b c d e "Sony's PlayStation Debuts in Japan!". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 65. Sendai Publishing. December 1994. p. 70.
  3. ^ "FastForward Sony Taps LSI Logic for PlayStation Video Game CPU Chip". FastForward. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Inside the PlayStation". Next Generation. No. 6. Imagine Media. June 1995. p. 51.
  5. ^ a b "Tech Specs: Sony PlayStation". Next Generation. No. 12. Imagine Media. December 1995. p. 40.
  6. ^ Karl Hodge. "Hall of Fame: Sony PlayStation, the games console that changed everything".
  7. ^ "Sony PlayStation". GamePro. No. 72. IDG. September 1994. p. 20.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Sony PlayStation". Next Generation. No. 24. Imagine Media. December 1996. p. 50.
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