Sony, IBM, Toshiba Unveil "Cell" Processor

The chip that will power PS3 can top 4 gigahertz. CellAt the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco on Monday, IBM, Sony, and Toshiba jointly unveiled the multicore "Cell" processor, the chip that will power the next generation PlayStation 3 console as well as entertainment products such as HDTVs. Although next to nothing was shown or said in the way of actual software applications (as in, how the thing pertains to gaming), the Cell, which features eight synergistic processors and top clock speeds of greater than 4 GHz, is said to deliver 10 times the performance of the latest PC processors in several areas. read more... Another article explaining the Cell technology

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