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Toshiba to ship laptops with Cell-based GPUs this year

Tony Smith reports:

''Toshiba has pledged to begin selling notebooks equipped with its oddly named SpursEngine graphics chip this year. SpursEngine is based on the technology that powers the PlayStation 3's Cell processor.

Outlining its post HD DVD growth strategy this week, Toshiba management said it will put its SpursEngine SE1000 chip into multimedia-oriented notebooks - probably the company's flagship Qosmio G40 - during 2008.''

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Fishy Fingers3485d ago (Edited 3485d ago )

Except anything written for Windows/Mac/Linux would have to be completely re-written for anyone running the Cell CPU. That's why the SpursEngine is based on the Cell, not the Cell.

wow4u3485d ago

It is using the Cell as a DSP chip for upscaling video and such. Exactly what it's designed for.

rawg3484d ago (Edited 3484d ago )

Sony is also planning on using cell chips in it's TVs and AV electronics as a digital signal processor (encoding/decoding). IBM is already using the cell chip in MRI imaging devices.

Kaz Hirai3484d ago

THE CELL WILL INSTILL DISCIPLINE IN OUR CHILDREN! EVERYONE WILL KNOW DISCIPLINE!

34 days until Judgment Day, Nazisoft!

MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!

eagle213484d ago

KING KAZ has spoken (u better listen!)...lol

Tmac3484d ago (Edited 3484d ago )

Arguably there are multiple uses for the Cell. I'm happy that the Cell is a diversified piece of technology, lending out its uses for more than just a task.

eagle213484d ago

That is the beauty of mass production students. :)

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