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How powerful was the cell processor really?

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How powerful was the cell processor really?
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kinda
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there still aren't any processor architectures even 20% as efficient as the cell processor.
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>>51516796
This.

Maybe in 10 years there will be something equivalent to it.

It's still the most powerful CPU ever created.
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>>51516783
About as powerful as strapping a plane engine on a Ford Model-T and about as useful.

Any idiot can make a powerful CPU, but it doesn't mean shit if it's worthless.
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>>51516783
It was shit and wasn't even good enough at what it was designed to do so even IBM sold it off to recoop losses. The only reason it existed was so sony could market it as a super computer console chip when in reality it was shit at doing pretty much everything and was heavily bottlenecked by memory for the vector calculations that it was supposed to be good at. In the end GPU compute was way more powerful and more efficient and the cell was left to die.
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The architecture was an absolute nightmare for the target developers (vidya), and multiplats almost always performed worse, and cheaper implementations already existed if you absolutely had to have an 8 core Power workstation, assuming you weren't using a model before Sony was triggered by Geohot and removed all professional features

It was peak MOAR COARS on Sony's end, which they thankfully learned from with the PS4, Nintendo however is going to ride Power into the fucking ground until it's too late
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>>51516783
Not very.
Try running linux on a PS3, it is SLOOOOOOOOW
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>STI
Sexually transmitted infection on society. Literally worthless ventures by a fucktardedly named alliance.
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>>51517027
I think that was due to the lack of ram
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>"It's a powrful mite shitty teh program young'un. Hope ye never fall into them mirey pits of despair."

Sony never really got multiprocessing from the dev perspective.
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>>51517164
256mb ought be to enough for any buddy
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>>51517223
Not if you want to use any of the modern internet.
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