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LOL That''s Funny
Was it at all necessary to bump an old thread just so you could comment on the hilarity of another users comment?
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I came for the PS3 trolls but now, I am disappoint.
Very disappoint.
Question,If the Cell engine is so powerful,why cant it do more than 1,000PPD in folding?
    
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you're trying to compare 2 different breeds of CPUs.

the cell processor has like 1 full functioning core and like 8 SPEs around 3.2GHz each. It does somewhere around 2XX GFlops where the i7 can only do around 5X GFlops.

when it comes down to crunching numbers. the Cell processor will pwn the i7.

Coding for the cell processor is a different world than apps and etc on the i7.

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In 2008, IBM announced a revised variant of the Cell called the PowerXCell 8i, which is available in QS22 Blade Servers from IBM. The PowerXCell is manufactured on a 65 nm process, and adds support for up to 32 GB of slotted DDR2 memory, as well as dramatically improving double-precision floating-point performance on the SPEs from a peak of about 12.8 GFLOPS to 102.4 GFLOPS total for eight SPEs. The IBM Roadrunner supercomputer, the world's fastest 2008-2009, consists of 12240 PowerXCell 8i processors, along with 6562 AMD Opteron processors.[29] The PowerXCell 8i powered super computers also dominated the all top 6 "greenest" systems in the Green500 list, with highest MFLOPS/Watt ratio supercomputers in the world. [30] Beside the QS22 and supercomputers, the PowerXCell processor is also available as an accelerator on a PCI Express card and is used as the core processor in the QPACE project.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_%2...#PowerXCell_8i

I think you're mistaken. According to this, the Cell Processor has a peak of 102.4 GFLOPS, not over 200 like you stated.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_%2...#PowerXCell_8i

I think you're mistaken. According to this, the Cell Processor has a peak of 102.4 GFLOPS, not over 200 like you stated.
That's the PowerXCell 8i, not the Cell BE in the Sony Playstation 3.

The PS3 Cell BE can only do 12.8 GFLOPs double precision. By comparison an i7 980 can do a theoretical 107.6 GFLOPs, double precision.

His numbers were correct for single precision. The standard Cell BE can deliver about 200 FLOPS in single precision.
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Well the Cell B.E is the most powerful chip ever Created,
    
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Didnt Sony Patch other OS on the PS3?
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Shoot my Turbo Grafix 16 will smoke a ps3 any day. /thread
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Didnt Sony Patch other OS on the PS3?
Yea they did. Probably couldn't run it smoothly lol. I remember my friend used to go on and on about PS3 > PC and how Uncharted 2 was the best looking game and had the best multiplayer (he insisted it was better than TF2).
He then finaly played a PC game in his life (that's not runescape or WoW) and liked it. Now he admits the PC > PS3. All he did was prove he's an idiot, lol.
    
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This thread cannot be really serious! Like comparing a 1975 ford pinto(ps3) to a
2011 shelby mustang(980x).

Guys, research the processor using the exact model and s/n to get accurate representations!
Edited by Electroneng - 8/28/10 at 4:47pm
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