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Is PS3's Cell more powerful than 980x?

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The Cell Broadband Engine at its stock 3.2Ghz gets 100 GFLOPS.
A 980x @ 4.0Ghz might get 100 GFLOPS.

So, how is the Cell actually worse?

And if it's not - how could a 6 year-old architecture that costs 100$ beat the most powerful CPU on the planet?
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post #2 of 68
wasn't the other thread enough?
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Just how many of these threads will there be? :/
    
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Yeah, noone cares...

Consoles are inferior hardware wise, get over it...
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the cell can push in the teraflop's by using the true power of it's architecture. however no one can truly take advantage of it's awesome power..
    
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If you people think it's such a moot point - what's the answer?
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Was the other thread deleted?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pangeltveit View Post
Was the other thread deleted?
It was inconclusive.

Asnwer?
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The PS3 is more powerful at what it does, pushing the FLOPS. It is useless for X86.

Think of it like CUDA, it can do specific things very well, but it cannot do everything.

Cell processor can do graphics work on the CPU.
X86 processes infomation and sends it to the GPU to do graphics work.

The X86 process is more efficient, depending on the GPU.

Say the cell processor had a GTX580 with it, the GTX580 would be starved for infomation as the CPU is doing all the graphics work, while the GTX580 is only doing post processing and AA.

PS3 CPU isn't comparable at all to the Cell processor. How many times do we have to tell you guys?
Edited by SpeedNuggeT - 2/17/11 at 1:57am
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
The PS3 is more powerful at what it does, pushing the FLOPS. It is useless for X86.

Think of it like CUDA, it can do specific things very well, but it cannot do everything.

Cell processor can do graphics work on the CPU.
X86 processes infomation and sends it to the GPU to do graphics work.

The X86 process is more efficient, depending on the GPU.

Say the cell processor had a GTX580 with it, the GTX580 would be starved for infomation as the CPU is doing all the graphics work, while the GTX580 is only doing post processing and AA.

PS3 CPU isn't comparable at all to the Cell processor. How many times do we have to tell you guys?
Are you sure about this?

You're comparing a CPU to a GPU here.

CPUs by nature are capable of general tasks. GPUs are not.

That's why your GTX 480 isn't running Windows.

If Cell can run Linux, I think it can run Windows, in which case you're wrong.

But if you're not, then Cell is not a CPU.
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