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#16 firey

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 00:46

The old ones (original shape when they came out) were very loud.  It was the CD Rom drive, and it was a real pain in the ass.  Sounds like it's going to take off.

The newer slims are far quieter.

yea, it was funny the first time I heard it.  I asked what the noise was, and when he said his 360 I was like: Uh... I can't even hear my ps3...




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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:22

Darn I was hoping for a more complete break down of the noise levels under different conditions.

Its nice to get a little info though. After seeing the designs of the next gen consoles, both sound capable of delivering a quiet package, but I want to see how they do in real life. My PS3 Slim and 360 S are fairly quiet, but you always have to be cautious about first versions of new hardware.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:57

I don't think they have any games to play, it's just the hardware they have.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 16:28

I don't think they have any games to play, it's just the hardware they have.


Ah ok, well I'll just wait for someone to do the complete range of tests.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 16:50

I had the 1st model Xbox Slim (internal hard drive) model and the dvd sounded like a jet engine taking off.

However, I contacted Microsoft tech support, and they replaced the drive under warranty, and it's sound significantly less.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 17:13

Interesting little piece of info, but one would hope in this day and age making a console's operational noise not resemble an Apache helicopter should be pretty easy. Being able to install games to a HDD should reduce the amount of read access the drive has to do so you would think that would reduce a lot of the noise.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 23:33

Interesting little piece of info, but one would hope in this day and age making a console's operational noise not resemble an Apache helicopter should be pretty easy. Being able to install games to a HDD should reduce the amount of read access the drive has to do so you would think that would reduce a lot of the noise.


Good point. But I guess I'm still not completely trusting of these companies when it comes to a first version of a new device.

We will see.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:09

which version of the ps3 did they test? fat, slim, super slim? If it was the slim or super slim then the ps4 must be bloody quiet according to those results.

  "By comparison, the first version of the PS3" Wanted to know the answer to this also.

 

My original fat PS3 wasn't that quiet compared to my ps3 slim or 360 slim. Not that I can compare now since it's been YLOD since a year after release.



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:43

One would assume they would be testing the PS4 against the current Retail PS3 model.. cause any other comparison would just be stupid.



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:54

Considering the amount they've got in there with the nature of heat with APU's I'm intrigued how they've managed what they've done. Sony I want to see some gut shots! 



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:22

Considering the amount they've got in there with the nature of heat with APU's I'm intrigued how they've managed what they've done. Sony I want to see some gut shots! 

 

 

2 seconds after launch someone will rip it open and show us the goodness... of both consoles.

 

I am looking forward to ifixit's teardowns