Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 365 from 2003/3/28
hose specs said to be true, but it seems a joke, excesivelly powerful for a console and even more than the better mac...
I found the site where this came from, there's additional details.
It'll not be a G5, it'll be the same base core as the XBox uses.
Theoretical computing speed should be remarkably similar to the XBox, the use of a bigger L1 probably necessitates the lower clock but it's lower latency than the shared L2 of the XBox. Wonder have they also increased the number of registers.
The GPU sounds interesting, rather than using a super fast one they appear? to be using 2 smaller slower ones. The extra on-board RAM will make a big difference though.
The above doesn't sound too far out given the Cell and XBox specs we've seen. It also mentions the PPU is also present but I'm sceptical about that, it might be cheap though so who knows.
Looks like all 3 consoles are going to be complete monsters, PS3 will just be the biggest.
Meanwhile I'm off to play minesweeper...