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Originally Posted by nifatech2120 View Post

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


 

You cannot be serious here. Can you?. I will not say the Cell was not a great CPU & a technological marvel for its time but to say its better then a desktop CPU is ridiculas

 


Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 3/1/12 at 11:42am
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How bout they focus on the GPU?
You know............so we can play games finally over 720p.

We can though. There are some games that are above 720p, I think the closest "proper" game to native 1080p is Gran Turismo 5 at 1440x1080 IIRC in game and native 1920x1080 in the menus.
    
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post #83 of 137
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The cell is still faster then any desktop CPU. Why change?

That plane is faster than any boat. That's a similar comparison to what you just made thumb.gif
post #84 of 137
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post

Actually, all three of you are wrong tongue.gif There isn't proof that Cell is faster than a modern X86 CPU in "certain tasks."
CBE was able to achieve it's throughput from highly parallel applications, but if you look at any x86 floating-point benchmark, the Core i7's or even the Core 2 Quad's are as fast or faster.
If you were to write an application that was tailored specifically for x86 processors, Cell wouldn't stand a chance.

This^

It doesn't matter if a CPU is more powerful, it matters if it is easy to code to. So that all of a chips powers are utilized.

Going AMD heterogeneous is a incredible way for SONY to allow devs to framework the system to give them more of what their code/game needs, without wasting resources.
post #85 of 137
Not surprised. This is simply a cost issue. AMD and the apus are the epitome of a cost/performance compromise. And little do we know if there will be any real compromise on the performance aspect of it.
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That plane is faster than any boat. That's a similar comparison to what you just made thumb.gif

Don't mind him. I think he's trolling. He says the most ridiculous things with nothing to back up his claims. Ignore him.
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post #87 of 137
Hopefully, it can be an early Kaveri

But, didn't we go through with this before with the Xbox 1?

x86+Nvidia GPU but now we have the possibility of x86+AMD GPU
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Great... there goes backwards compatibility... sad-smiley-002.gif
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Great... there goes backwards compatibility... sad-smiley-002.gif

The PS3 ran PS2 games which were not coded to run on the Cell hardware. At one point, anyway.
    
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And look at what happened to that. Knowing Sony, you might be able to play original Playstation games, but other then that, no backwards compatibility.
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