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How does the Playstation 3 work?

The setup of the Cell processor is like having a team of processors all working together on one chip to handle the large computational workload needed to run next-generation video games. In order to understand how the Cell processor works, it helps to look at each of the major parts that comprise this processor.

The "Processing Element" of the Cell is a 3.2-GHz PowerPC core equipped with 512 KB of L2 cache. The PowerPC core is a type of microprocessor similar to the one you would find running the Apple G5. It's a powerful processor on its own and could easily run a computer by itself; but in the Cell, the PowerPC core is not the sole processor. Instead, it's more of a "managing processor." It delegates processing to the eight other processors on the chip, the Synergistic Processing Elements.

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MrAwesome2470d ago

Zeus powers it with lightning while a Chuck Norris inside it processes the awesomeness in each Blu-Ray disc so Jesus can show everything on your TV screen.
And that's how the Ps3 works, any questions?

deadreckoning6662470d ago

Yes..where does God and Chris Jericho fit in that equation?

NewMonday2470d ago (Edited 2470d ago )

I think the RAM is the only thing holding it back, and the more developers optimize code the better performance they will get.

MrAwesome2469d ago

Chris Jericho makes sure the consoles keeps running at a strong, steady rate and God simply watches to make sure you have an awesome time by simply casting an awesomeness spell on your Ps3 and a feel happy spell on you.

Godmars2902470d ago

The One True Norris punching awesomeness into Cell chips sounds more likely than cloning millions of times over and installing said clone into each PS3, don't you think?

Arup022470d ago

Here it is a cool pic of the PS3

RonXD2470d ago

I have no clue what the hell is being said in the article but it sounds epic XD.

JohnnyHalo2470d ago

It's not really epic actually. The technology is more than 5 years old. Hell my laptop has TWO processors more powerful than it is. Never the less, it still is pretty good at producing great games with minimal framerate drops and such, ie, Uncharted 2.

MaximusPrime2470d ago

You seriously haven't got a clue.

4221852470d ago

lol...
looks at your avatar and user name, I'm sure your comment is 100% unbiased. /s

Masterchef20072470d ago

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lol just kidding man. But yeah the PS3s hardware is quite old. But the amazing thing is that it is still able to produce some incredible looking games

SnakeMustDie2470d ago

Its more like how the CBE works

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