|New "Cell" processor to compete with Intel/AMD
|Posted by: AceBHound on Feb 8th, 2005 12:49 PM
|Intel might have some new competition shortly, as engineers from IBM, Sony and Toshiba have just unveiled their new "Cell" processor (planned for use in the Playstation 3). More info on its use in the PS3 can be found in this Arstechnica article.
The new microprocessor also is expected to be able to run multiple operating systems and programs at the same time while ensuring each has enough resources. In the home, that could allow for a device that's capable of handling a video game, television and general-purpose computer at once.
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