is reporting that the PS3's highly touted CELL processor isn't all that it's cracked up to be. According to a source and some pics from a slide show, the author states, "Then comes the bomb from hell, the Cell local memory read bandwidth is a stunning 16MBps, note that is a capital M to connote Mega vs a capital G to connote Giga." Knowing that the write speed is 4GB, the author continues, "f you can write at 250x the read speed, it makes Cell local memory just about useless. That means you do all your work out of main memory, and the whole point of local is, well, pointless." Another stat from the article, regarding Nvidia's "RSX" graphics chip, "RSX appears to be limited to setting up 275 Million triangles/second, anemic compared to the 500+ million in Xbox 360."
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