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News 40GB PS3 still features 90nm Cell

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 6 Nov 2007.

  1. Tim S

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    That would have been a bit difficult since none of the cell broadband engine fab's are at 65nm yet.
     
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    PS3 cell is poo anyway, its so chopped down that the celeron brand looks amazing compared to it
     
  4. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    ^ Not true. PS3's are ripping through "Folding at Home" at the moment.

    The cell is not a general purpose chip like a CPU, it is more specialised and better (and worse) at some specific things. As a whole console though, the PS3 is about the same as the Xbox 360, both have strengths and weaknesses.
     
  5. Tim S

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    The biggest weakness for the PS3 at the moment is the lack of good games - hopefully that will change this Christmas though. :)
     
  6. Goty

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    I don't know why a 65nm version of the Cell would be a selling point for the newer PS3s. Sure, it would help lower power consumption and would drop the heat output a bit, but I don't know anyone who leaves their console on long enough or uses it often enough to really worry about the power consumptions (except for those who fold) and the PS3 has never had any heat issues outside of retail demo kiosks.
     
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    Folding at home - many, many people do this as is evident from the latest world record breaking numbers.
     
  8. sandys

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    I often leave mine folding whilst I am waiting for downloads to complete, can't say I'd leave the machine on just to fold but if the machine is on anyway and I am not gaming why not eh.

    I've done a whopping 9 units since march, I guess thats not very hardcore :lol:
     
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    this really isn't a big deal, but it's cool to see the power savings Sony's added to the current architecture....65nm is only for profit margins (and pricedrops) and people that play/leave the PS3 on all the time....heat shouldn't be an issue since it's not like the thing overheats like 360.....time will tell I guess....
     
  10. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    When I get my PS3 I will be leaving it on 24/7 so hopefully 65nm will be out by then. If not its like $0.30 a day to run now.
     
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    I remember when the RSX GPU was compared and considered equal to the 7800GTX, and trying to plaay games at 1080p with a 7800 is pretty hard.

    They should make a deal with Nvidia and put the elusive 8800m/go in the ps3!
     
  12. devdevil85

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    So you are trying to say that the RSX GPU compared to the 7800GTX is not a fair comparison, right? Just playing Uncharted last night, I can honestly say that no 7800GTX could ever pull that game off....especially in 1080p....
     
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