Rick Dangerous Posted March 7, 2019 Share Posted March 7, 2019 So my main PS3 now is a PS3 80GB "CECHE" model. I play a good amount of PS3 on it still, PS1, and PS2. I've heard two stories regarding this model: -It has half the PS2 chips, others are emulated -It uses 100% emulation to run PS2 games Now, a little research tells me: "North American CECHE 80GB model excludes the PlayStation 2 "Emotion Engine" CPU chip with it being replaced by an emulated version via the Cell Broadband Engine. However, it retains the "Graphics Synthesizer" GPU resulting in a hybrid hardware and software emulation. Due to the elimination of the "Emotion Engine" and its replacement with a software-emulated version, the level of PlayStation 2 compatibility was slightly reduced." So it seems like the first is true, it's a mix of PS2 chips and emulation. I've thrown a lot of PS2 games at my CHECHE and never had any problems. Can anyone say they have, or seen a list of PS2 games that don't work on the CECHE model? Found this interesting as well: https://www.hardcoreware.net/playstation-3-80gbs-ps2-backwards-compatibility-sucks/ It's a crying shame the 60GB CECHA's weren't built to last. That would be a forever system for me if it worked. Keeping my fingers crossed the PS5 is fully backwards compatible as rumors have stated it may be. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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