Follow us on:

Posts tagged cell

Sony/Toshiba making 45nm Cells in '09, slim PS3 on way?

The current PS3s already have efficient functionality with the shrunken 65nm Cell processor, but now things are going to get even smaller. Sony and Toshiba have plans on mass producing a 45nm Cell processor starting in 2009. The plan is to integrate them first into PS3s. The result of which will...

Continue Reading

New 80GB PS3 may be sporting 65nm RSX to match 65nm Cell

We don't know for sure if Sony downsized the PlayStation 3's RSX graphics chip to 65nm, matching the already 65nm Cell processor, but we might have some anecdotal evidence from an external source. A forum poster at slickdeals used a Kill-a-watt device to check the power consumption of the 40GB and...

Continue Reading

IBM creates new supercomputer with Cell processor

The Cell processor, known as the heart of the PS3, is being used every day in rather extraordinary situations. IBM has crafted yet another supercomputer, codenamed Roadrunner, which runs at a record-setting petaflop speed. (A petaflop is the equivalent of one thousand trillion calculations per...

Continue Reading

Mirror's Edge team praises tilt controls, Cell architecture

Click for high-resolution image. Sean Decker, general manager of Battlefield developer DICE, spoke to VideoGamer.com about their upcoming Mirror's Edge. The first-person platforming/action game made its debut at PlayStation Day, which led some to believe the title was a PS3-exclusive. It's not,...

Continue Reading

Analysts: PlayStation 3 profitable by August, smaller chips likely

Sony is gunning for PS3 profitability this fiscal year – which, coincidentally, began this month – and it's hoping to get there by reducing the cost of key components, of course. The PS3's Cell CPU has already been shrunk from a big ol' 90nm to a relatively svelte 65nm, and there's an...

Continue Reading

Sony stocks upgraded in anticipation of smaller chips

Nikko Citigroup upgraded its rating on Sony's stock this morning, predicting it will break even on PS3 costs much earlier than expected. With a Blu-ray drive, Cell chip and RSX graphics technology, the PS3 is an incredibly expensive system to manufacture: one that Sony currently sells at a loss to...

Continue Reading

US Air Force to purchase 300 Playstation 3s

The United States Air Force has an application in to the Federal Business Opportunities group to purchase 300 40GB Sony Playstation 3s. No, they're not belated holiday gifts for the troops; the consoles will be used to test the robust Cell processor and its military applications. According to the...

Continue Reading

US Air Force looking to purchase 300 PS3s for cell processor assessment

What could the US Air Force need 300 PS3s for? Military training via Warhawk? Maybe they want to give the troops some recreational games -- some echochrome perhaps? Nope, none of the above. Instead, the USAF will be using the 300 40GB PS3 consoles to conduct a "technology assessment of certain cell...

Continue Reading

PS3 to simulate black hole collisions

How much do you value your brain? Hopefully enough to know not to fry it by trying to understand all the research, formulas, and theories behind the project to use 16 PS3's to simulate a collision of two black holes. Headed in part by Guarav Khanna at UMassD, the project ... well ... it's hard to...

Continue Reading

Toshiba moves to back the PS3 and the Cell

No, we're not kicking Toshiba while they're down. In fact, it's pretty much the opposite. When you read up on Toshiba's purchasing of some Cell manufacturing plants, you might start to imagine Sony and Toshiba have been in talks for quite some time. See, right after Toshiba announced its plans to...

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Image

Take a break in Destiny's beta

Posted on Jul 22nd 2014 4:00AM

Engadget

Engadget

TUAW

TUAW

Massively

Massively

WoW

WoW