Originally Posted by sepiashimmer
Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn
Ignoring the CPU architecture, the GPU is exponentially more powerful and it has 16 times as much RAM (8GB shared vs 256MB system + 256MB graphics). If somebody can find Cell vs. Jaguar comparisons, that would be nice, but according to some forum posts, the Jaguar chip is four times as powerful as the Cell overall. It's been seven years since the PS3 was launched, after all.
How is Jaguar four times more powerful with a lower clock?
Architecture plays a major role in things like this. For example, an Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 965 (with a clock of 3.73GHz) will perform exactly the same as a 1.86Ghz Intel E6300, even though you're looking at half the clock speed. Also the Cell processor is a bit different than the traditional CPU you're used to. Read up on it here.