Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 10977 from 2003/5/22
>> And the PPE alone is even less suited for modern gaming.
> That is one area where our opinions differ.
Huh? You really think that the PPE alone is not less suited to modern gaming than PPE+SPEs? Why do PS3 games make use of the SPEs then? Wouldn't it be easier to just use the PPE and ignore the hard-to-program SPEs if the result can be the same or even better without them?
> It seems quite well suited to gaming.
The PPE is a dual-threaded in-order 64-bit Power Architecture core with an ordinary AltiVec/VMX unit. I don't see anything in it that makes it particularly suited to gaming. There's a reason why Sony wanted to have it accompanied by the SPEs and also why PS3 games use those SPEs.