• Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Posts: 12086 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > If it was POWER6 based it would not really be a POWER6 in
    > any meaningful way. POWER6 added all sorts of on-chip stuff
    > that is completely useless for a console.

    The spec listing might refer to a custom-built chip with cores derived from the cores of the POWER6 chip so that POWER6's all sorts of on-chip stuff wouldn't play any role anyway.

    > the A2 appears to be based on the PPE from Cell / Xenon.

    Btw, does the A2 have AltiVec/VMX?

    > why on earth would you want such DP power in a console?

    Probably for the same reasons Cell's PPE and Xenon's core also have this DP power per clock and core ;-)
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