Now another perk of the new console has
emerged -- an improved CPU. According to a video posted on
Sony's U.S. website, the new console will feature a 45
nm updated version of the Cell processor based on IBM's Power
architecture, jointly developed by IBM, Sony, and Toshiba. The
new processor will be cooler and use less power, and is also cheaper
to make than the 65 nm processor found in the old PS3.
primary high-graphics competitor, Microsoft, still uses 65 nm GPUs.
Heat has proven to be a major concern for the next generation
consoles -- Microsoft started on a 90 nm process and suffered from
many console failures due to the larger chip's heat.
very pleased with their new processor. States President and CEO
Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, "We're
extremely pleased that we've been able to meet production
efficiencies that have allowed us pass those savings on to
The GPU on the PS3 has not been officially
announced, except for that it will be made by NVIDIA. For the
sake of compatibility, it will likely be similar or identical to the
RSX GPU in the current PS3.
The new console will launch on
September 1 in the U.S. and will retail for $299.
quote: the new console reportedly will drop Linux support
quote: Which do you think is the more valuable feature from Sony's perspective?
quote: They could easily emulate the PS2 well in software on the PS3
quote: They could easily emulate the PS2 well in software on the PS3 but the actual PS2 still sells so well it doesn't make for a worthy investment.
quote: It's doesn't mean I excuse Sony for being stupid and cutting even more features from there failure of a console
quote: Sigh... I'm just going to leave my reply as.... you're dumb. Please, go to school and get an education before trying to make others look stupid.
quote: Ummm, what time period are you from, DVD players didn't cost $500 in 1999.
quote: Because running a Linux distro on a console was its major selling point.Not.
quote: Dropping even more features from the original console. Way to go Sony!