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[kotaku] PlayStation 4 Ditching The Cell Processor

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The PlayStation 4 will not use Sony's Cell processor nor any possible successor to the vaunted chipset that was introduced to the world through the PlayStation 3, gaming industry sources tell Kotaku.

What we're hearing from sources follow a Forbes rumor last week that chip-maker AMD would make the graphics chip for a PS4, a shift from the PS3's use of a graphics chip from AMD rival Nvidia.

The abandonment of the Cell architecture would thrill the many game developers who have struggled with the complex chipset, but it could also be viewed as the admission of a mistake.
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The cell is still faster then any desktop CPU. Why change?
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The cell is still faster then any desktop CPU. Why change?
Umm... No it's not.
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post #4 of 137
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The cell is still faster then any desktop CPU. Why change?
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Umm... No it's not.

Both wrong.

Cell is faster in certain purpose built applications.

It was not engineered to be a "desktop cpu". As such it is not as good at running a fully featured OS and it's relevant applications.


But it is better at running highly paralleled-ized applications.
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How bout they focus on the GPU?

You know............so we can play games finally over 720p.
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No duh,
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post #7 of 137
Quote:
Originally Posted by nifatech2120 View Post

The cell is still faster then any desktop CPU. Why change?

Um, no it's not.

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Both wrong.
Cell is faster in certain purpose built applications.
It was not engineered to be a "desktop cpu". As such it is not as good at running a fully featured OS and it's relevant applications.
But it is better at running highly paralleled-ized applications.

What he said!

Also the PS3's cell processor is outdated anyways all the current consoles are outdated.
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post #8 of 137
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The cell is still faster then any desktop CPU. Why change?

Even if this was true, the cell processor is incredibly hard to code for.

You can bet that if they used a more normal method, PS3 would of seen many more games.
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wonder what this does to backwards compatibility...
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wonder what this does to backwards compatibility...

This was my only thought also. frown.gif
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