Originally Posted by Track
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.
The Cell has 7 SPE that are more GPU SIMD-like in architecture and utilization. It also has one PPE, a SMT'd CPU core that is almost identical to one of the three CPU cores in the xbox360. Actually, MS snuck the Cell's PPE out under Sony and Toshiba's collectives noses with IBM's help, to make the triple core Xenon chip