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Re: The New Xbox and Apple's Big Decision
Posted by octanelover on 2005-03-14 07:27:52
In reply to Rob Enderle
Good article, except it falls completely apart due to one error....The XBOX 2 WILL NOT use the Cell processor. IBM's own lead architect for the Cell processor, Jim Kahle, said so during a Q&A after the introduction of the Cell. XBOX 2 will use a version of IBM's 64 bit POWER processor, in fact 3 of them if you believe the rumors and the leaks. But once again, it will not use the Cell processor. One of the major reasons Sony designed the Cell, with help from IBM and Toshiba, was to COMPETE with the next generation XBOX, not to let it be used by Sony's biggest enemy in the field of video games, that being Mircosoft.
So, unfortunately, your basic premise in the article is wrong because of your error in stating that the XBOX 2 will use the Cell. Also, the Cell is not designed to be a general purpose CPU. In fact, Sony's and IBM's own docs prove this out. So in reality, Apple is not in danger of being marginalized further because the XBOX 2 is not using the Cell processor and the Cell processor is not designed to be a general purpose CPU.




 * Topic  Author  Date
Re: The New Xbox and Apple's Big Decision  Rob Enderle  2005-03-14 05:11:57
Re: The New Xbox and Apple's Big Decision  baeder  2005-03-14 07:42:30
Re: The New Xbox and Apple's Big Decision  hybridmachine  2005-03-14 07:40:01
Re: The New Xbox and Apple's Big Decision  braktune  2005-03-14 07:39:47
Cell and PowerPC  Triptastic  2005-03-14 07:37:42
Re: The New Xbox and Apple's Big Decision  wattson  2005-03-14 07:37:07
Re: The New Xbox and Apple's Big Decision  octanelover  2005-03-14 07:27:52
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