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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2002 11:28 pm    Post subject: PS3 processer and linux Reply with quote

I've never been a playstation fan, but this is interesting:
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Playstation 3 CPU Almost Finished?
Posted by CmdrTaco on Tuesday August 06, @01:03PM
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dnxthx writes "According to this ZDNet article the design of the Playstation 3 chip is nearly complete. The PS3 chip will have near "supercomputer capabilities" --- including 1 TFLOP. Reportedly, this chip is being engineered with Linux in mind."

From Slashdot.

I thought the part about the chip being engineered with Linux in mind was interesting.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2002 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I saw a little snip (called "The Cell") over at littlewhitedog that says this thing is supposed to ROCK. I don't own any gaming consoles, but if these specs are right I might just consider this baby a workstation class computer!

Only time will tell, eh?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2002 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BonezTheGoon wrote:
Only time will tell, eh?


Amen to that. I remember one of my friends telling me (a few years ago) how the PlayStation 2 was able to create movie-quality CGI in realtime. Of course, I told him off, and was later proven right shortly after the release of the PS2 what with all the sharp polygonal edges, less-than-great texturing, less-than-great lighting, etc. (Compared to both movies and my computer, that is.) He promptly shut up, but now he's touting the PS3. :roll:
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2002 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Considering the hardware used to render movie quality animation, not even Sony could afford to slap such a processor into a 'gaming' system.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2002 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
Considering the hardware used to render movie quality animation, not even Sony could afford to slap such a processor into a 'gaming' system.

Espically considering that most times they loose money selling the consoles.
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