Ps3 slim: no linux ??

Discussion in 'CellPerformance@B3D' started by MrCarrefour, Aug 19, 2009.

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    I'm curious why doesn't Sony offer a $200 Cell PCI board, sort of like a GPU. I'm sure the cell and 512mb memory are dirt cheap and they could sell the PCI cards at a profit. This way enthusiasts just get a card. Sort of like the GigaAccel 180 card but not at the 5k price which is ridiculous.
     
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    Presumably because the market just isn't there. For 'Cell' to get into PCs, it'll likely be through SPURSEngine. Leadtek have a board, but I don't think there's anything at a consumer-level pricepoint.
     
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    I guess it makes more sense to abandon the Cell and go CUDA then? That's where the tech seems to be heading, I just wish we could get rid of the CPU altogether. I'd rather see 16 fast/lightweight cores than a 4-core i7 on the same size die.
     
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    OpenCL, not CUDA, please make that distinction ;)

    And the graphic card is no replacement for the central processing unit. Honestly, the CPU is handling many more processes and calls from the operating system.
     

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