Sony's new Cell Computing Board takes the "Play" out of "Playstation"

This coming February will mark the two-year anniversary of the public unveiling of the Cell BE processor. Arstech was there at International Solid State Circuits Conference when it was formally introduced to thousands of excited but mildly skeptical engineers.

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s8anicslayer3999d ago

sony and invidia what a good combonation!

alexander22rednaxela3999d ago

So it never was designed for games at all?

Figboy3999d ago

a video game is basically just a bunch of numbers being crunched.

the Cell Processor was designed to crunch incredible numbers of numbers.

so, i'd say that, yeah, the Cell is designed for games, among a bunch of other purposes.

in this day and age, you will rarely find a piece of technology that *CAN'T do a multitude of other things. i think we should accept this dual nature of our consumer electronics and move on.

looking at games like Heavenly Sword, Lair, Uncharted, MGS4, Ratchet and Clank, Eye of Judgement, Folklore, and so many others hitting the PS3, it's extremely hard, dare i say, impossible, to take your comment seriously.

"So it never was designed for games at all?" lol. that's just silly.

ReBurn3999d ago

The Cell was designed with several purposes in mind. I think that it would be an injustice for such a processor to only be used for video games. I remember reading a year or so back that Sony was thinking of creating medical imaging devices based upon the PS3's chipset. Looks like they may be following through on that now.

Kyur4ThePain3999d ago

Don't let the lions bite your ass on the way out.

nobizlikesnowbiz3999d ago

Maybe Sony can make some cash from the cell afterall.

BeetleJuice3999d ago

its Nvidia but sounds like it will be a good partnership

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