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TOSHIBA HAS RECENTLY shown off three new additions to its Qosmio product range in the F50, G50 and the portable X300.

The 15.4-inch F50, and the 18.4-inch G50 both boast Toshiba’s own Quad Core HD Processor, based on cell architecture made up of no less than four 'Synergistic Processor Elements' (gasp!) which, according to the company, allow for real-time high definition upscaling of DVD content, video editing and high speed transcoding.

This homegrown proc is actually based on the famous Spurs Engine, a derivative of the Cell Broadband Engine, a multicore chip architecture developed by Toshiba along with IBM and Sony. The Spurs Engine can supposedly deliver up to 48 GFlops, or 12GFlops per processing element.



Also, the four pompously-named 'Synergistic Processor Elements' inside the chip purportedly have a clock frequency of 1.5GHz and a rather low power envelope of between 10 and 20 watts.

Both the F50 and the G50 purportedly offer 640GB of HDD and can expand to up to 8GB of system memory.

Tosh’s Qosmio X300 comes with Intel Core2 Duo Extreme CPUs, dual HDDs, and GDDR3 SLI graphics. All the new Qosmio laptops are apparently also kitted out with Nvidia’s latest GeForce graphics processor units.

They should all be available by the third quarter of 2008. µ
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Nice. However the Price tag is something I would not look forward to .
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Nice. However the Price tag is something I would not look forward to .
I'm curious about performance...
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Well....I know its different but going by Cells performance before it does seem to be a number crunching beast. I guess we will need to wait and see.
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I am also curious how it will perform, if it gets the same performance or better then a core 2 mobile, then I think Intel might have some serious competition on their hands, especially with only a 15w-20w power envelope.
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Abuhh??

It must run linux or OSX or something.... I thought IBM procs couldn't run windows
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Looks like a heavy lappy
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i'm very curious how this cell processor handles a pc workload as compared to the ps3
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i'm very curious how this cell processor handles a pc workload as compared to the ps3
My thoughts exactly. While this Lappy Cell version is CUT DOWN as such I should think it still will throw out some hefty competition Intels way.
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Abuhh??

It must run linux or OSX or something.... I thought IBM procs couldn't run windows
There have been users who have gotten the PS3 to run windows XP. It doesn't run that well because of the 256MB of ram, but it still runs.
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