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Power of Cell Processor 'Limitless,' says 'Lair' Dev

Is the PS3's Cell chip really that much more powerful than the 360? Factor 5 President Julian Eggebrecht believes so; it's just a matter of optimizing for the PS3, he says. And while he thinks the Cell is limitless, he had some interesting observations about the limits of Epic's Unreal Engine, which he compared to the engine they're using in Lair.

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BubblesDAVERAGE3391d ago

There is no doubt that the cell is a beast. The way of programing is just so out of the normal. I guess in time we will seee. As far as gaming just give it time ps3 is starting to get its shine. Just like 360 did around april then again in november.

TheXgamerLive3391d ago

That avatar pic is an A plus:)

sajj3163391d ago

Already had about 100+ posts arguing over this same subject matter.

tehcellownu3391d ago

I think most xboxfanboys wont believe it because its hard to admit since they are support of the 360..why do you think their no other devlopers out there to debunked their statement..the cell is a monster once you learn how to use it..and they didnt even use the rsx yet..PS3 is a better hardware and much powerful system.This is only the begining what the cell can do. it will put almost all 360 games to shame..

Wargasm3391d ago

I think most Ps3fanboys wont believe it because its hard to admit since they are support of the Ps3..why do you think their no other devlopers out there to debunked their statement..the Xenon is a monster once you learn how to use it..and they didnt even use the Xenos yet..Xbox360 is a better hardware and much powerful system.This is only the begining what the 360 can do. it will put almost all Ps3 games to shame...

see, I can make up stuff too.

Ill admit it, the cell will be better in the long run but... the RSX is NOT better than the Xenos. They have similar clock speeds and memory caches but the Xenos is much more efficient due to its UNIFIED SHADER ARCHITECTURE.

It probably will make very little difference in the end though

If you don't believe me... read up on it.

techie3391d ago

lol. limitless aye? I think he means "limitless" in that they can't see the end...but it can't be literally limitless...that would be a marvel of technology.

eques judicii3391d ago

that would be like perpetual motion

Circa243391d ago

See, it's the same way that "Stainless" steel is REALLY stainless. It just stains less.

So, the cell...uh...limits less....yeah

TheXgamerLive3390d ago

This is kind of an unknown fact, so Shhhh, mums the word, ok?

kewlkat0073391d ago (Edited 3391d ago )

Computer chips are not limitless..Always will be out-doned, by the next- best thing. No thanks to that weak "bait" tehcellownu #3

FordGTGuy3391d ago

ATI 80-core chip and the Quantum computer that nothing can beat at equations.

Armyless3391d ago (Edited 3391d ago )

The progressive and accelerated speed of Microprocessors due to the number of transistors doubling every 2 years, appears to be limitless. Moore's Law does not suggest a trend in the limitations of chips, on the contrary, it predicts exponential growth.

The Cell is not a linearly coded chipset. It is many things, including parallel or circular depending on the codeset. I think what he means by "limitless" (and I'm not apologizing for his exaggeration) is that it's limited only by the programmer's imagination and ability to optimize. Optimizing a brand new multichipset processor is going to take time and will yield very cool innovations, but it is not limitless.

SupremeX3391d ago

This chip is a research test only and is not in production. Currently it has reached 1 Teraflop of processing power which is 73% of its theoretical power.

http://www.extremetech.com/...