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PlayStation 2 System Features and Specifications*
*Updated for model number SCPH-50001
128-bit CPU

System Clock Frequency: 294.912 MHz

Cache Memory: Instruction: 16KB, Data: 8KB + 16 K(ScrP)

Main Memory: Direct Rambus (Direct RDRAM)

Memory Size: 32MB

Memory Bus Bandwidth: 3.2GB per second

Co-processor: FPU (Floating Point Unit)
Floating Point Multiply Accumulator x 1
Floating Point Divider x 1

Vector Units: VU0 and VU1
Floating Point Multiply Accumulator x 9
Floating Point Divider x 3

Floating Point Performance: 6.2 GFLOPS

3D CG Geometric Transformation: 66 million Polygons per Second

Compressed Image Decoder: MPEG2

GRAPHICS - Graphics Synthesizer™

Clock Frequency: 147.456MHz

Embedded DRAM: 4MB

DRAM Bus Bandwidth: 48GB per second

DRAM Bus Width: 2,560 bits

Pixel Configuration: RGB:Alpha:Z Buffer (24:8:32)

Polygon Drawing Rate: 75 million Polygons per second

Screen Resolution: Variable from 256 x 224 to 1280 x 1024


Number of Voices: ADPCM: 48 ch on SPU2 plus definable, software programmable voices

Sound Memory: 2MB

Output Frequency: Variable up to 48 KHz (DAT quality)

IOP - I/O Processor

CPU Core: PlayStation (current) CPU (R3000)

Clock Frequency: 33.8688MHz or 36.864MHz (selectable; PlayStation/PlayStation 2 mode)

IOP Memory: 2MB

Sub Bus: 32-bit

Interface Types: Universal Serial Bus (USB) x2, Controller Port x2, Memory Card slots x 2


Device Speed: CD-ROM 24x, DVD-ROM 4x


Drive Bay (for 3.5” hard disc drive)

Expansion Bay (for network peripherals)

Progressive Scan DVD Player (with DVD-R support). DVD Player software built in; no memory card required to play DVDs.

Time Display feature on DVD Playback functionA new setting displays the Chapter Number and 4 different running times.

Built-in Infrared (IR) Receiver.


Power Requirements: 120V AC, 60 Hz

Power Consumption: 79W

Dimensions (approx.): 301 x 78 x 182 mm (w/h/d)
(12 x 3-1/8 x 7-1/4 inches)

Mass (approx.): 2.2 kg (4 lbs. 14 oz)

Operating Temperature: 41F-95F (5C-35C)

Laser Diode Properties:
Material: GaAlAs
Wavelength: l = 650/780nm
Controller ports (2)
Memory Card slots (2)
USB Connector (2)
AV Multi Out connector (1)
Digital Out (Optical) connector (1)
Expansion Bay (1)
PlayStation 2 System Features and Specifications*
*Updated for model number SCPH-50001
Product Name: PlayStation®2
Color: Charcoal Black
Product Code:
SCPH-70011 CB (for North America)
SCPH-70012 CB (for United States)
Approximately 230 mm (W) 28 mm (H) 152 mm (D)
*internal volume about 23% of the current model
Approximately 900g
*weight about 45% of the current model
Power requirements: DC 8.5V
Electrical current consumption. (power consumption):
Approximately 5.3A (approximately 45W)
Compatible format:
PlayStation format CD-ROM
PlayStation 2 format CD-ROM
PlayStation 2 format DVD-ROM
Audio CD
DVD-RW (VR mode)
* The term "DVD-Video" is used to refer to DVD-R, DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R and DVD+RW discs.
Controller Port x 2
MEMORY CARD slot x 2
 USB connector x 2
NETWORK connector x 1 (100BASE-TX/10BASE-T)
LINE connector x 1 (modem : RJ-11C)
 DC IN 8.5V connector x 1
AV MULTI OUT connector x 1
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL ) connector x 1
Infrared I/R Receiver
PlayStation®2 console x 1
Analog Controller (DUALSHOCK®2) x 1
AV Cable (integrated audio/video) x 1
AC Adaptor (AC power cord included) x 1
*North America and United States models (SCPH-70011/SCPH-70012) come with built-in modem port in addition to Ethernet port.