Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi revealed today in an interview with Japan's Impress Watch technology site that the PS3's Cell processor will make the switch to a 65nm manufacturing process in 2007. Shipments of the more efficient chip will make it out later that year.
The Cell is in production at IBM's Fishkill and Sony's Nagasaki fabrication facilities. Currently, the chip is being produced using a 90nm process. Switching to a 65nm process will reduce costs, potentially leading to a price reduction of components that use the chip.
So.....is he telling everyone to wait, or that the PS3 launch will be pushed back again?
Who in their right mind would buy one at launch if less than a year later a better one will be out? Ken has got to be the biggest dumba$$, Sony needs a new leader. Before Ken kills the company. Looks like I'll be waiting even longer for the PS3!
I only will believe when I'm seeing after all of Sony's false promises. Let them first get the PS3 out with whatever manufactering process and not delay any further
I don't get how you guys manage to turn this into negative news.
I was wondering........... Why is there an ad for maidenform bras on a game site? I'll admit the chicks are hot, but really ... how many girls visit this site?
Or......... is it free softcore for all the little pudwackers???
I doubt it's going to happen right away since they still haven't got good yields on 90nm so 65nm would yield even lower amounts of cell processors. But like Microsoft said it has no bearing on customers. Both the xbox 360 and ps3 will get a die shrink, it will produce less heat so the manufacturs can use smaller heat sinks so it the end the same amount of heat leaves the system.