quote: Sony has fab plants but IBM is in the top two in the world (along with Intel). I don't believe that Sony has good enough fab plant to build the cell processor.
quote: Now we hear that it's possible one of the cores could blow-out? In the decades I've been dealing with technology, I've never heard anyone say that their chip could blow out.
quote: I say this because if the Cell is as wonky as this article points out then PS3's all over will be burning out because there are gamers that will play this machine for hours upon hours.
quote: I thought MGS4 was a launch title. Your calling MSG4 a bad game?
quote: The Cell processor, developed by Sony and IBM...
quote: 6 good cores will goto medical imaging
quote: You can't seriously believe the best chips (7 or 8 functional SPE) would be used in the PS3, while the next best (6 SPE) would be used for medical-imaging? That sort of equipment costs orders of magnitude more than the PS3, they and other expensive devices will get the few 8 SPE units while the PS3 gets those with 7 SPE (and any spare 8 SPE units, with one disabled).