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Playstation 4 and Xbox 3 to have the same processor? What about Intel?

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They both are rumoured to have processors built by AMD.  Thus - they'll likely have the same processor.  Nothing wrong with that I guess.  Similar to the Playstation 3 and Xbox 2 - both had the same PPE in both their designs.  What about Intel?  What are the odds that Playstation 4 will have an Intel CPU?  Not very high I guess.  Although that would be something.

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Re: Playstation 4 and Xbox 3 to have the same processor? What about Intel?

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The X360 CPU was designed after the CELL, and basically uses 3 of the PPEs in the CELL chip to make up the CPU. The main differences between the two consoles has to their respective GPUs and the memory structure...
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Re: Playstation 4 and Xbox 3 to have the same processor? What about Intel?

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Logical_Dolphin wrote:
The X360 CPU was designed after the CELL, and basically uses 3 of the PPEs in the CELL chip to make up the CPU. The main differences between the two consoles has to their respective GPUs and the memory structure...

Why do I remember reading something about them essentially taking what they learned from the CELL and using it to help build the Xenon CPU?  So that was true after all?


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SlashZaku wrote:

Logical_Dolphin wrote:
The X360 CPU was designed after the CELL, and basically uses 3 of the PPEs in the CELL chip to make up the CPU. The main differences between the two consoles has to their respective GPUs and the memory structure...

Why do I remember reading something about them essentially taking what they learned from the CELL and using it to help build the Xenon CPU?  So that was true after all?


Yes it is true, and ironically they got their system out a year before Sony and ended up with a much more polished product...

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Jan 17, 2013

I'm not sure they will have the same processor, I read somewhere that the PS4 will have an APU, and I'm not sure the 720 will.

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Re: Playstation 4 and Xbox 3 to have the same processor? What about Intel?

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JonathanCarabalo wrote:

They both are rumoured to have processors built by AMD.  Thus - they'll likely have the same processor.  Nothing wrong with that I guess.


That literally makes so little sense I decided to log on tonight and post.  Here, I'll put it in an example using your logic.

 

IBM had a hand in the CPU's for all current generation consoles.  This means that the CPU that the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 utilizes are all the same processor.

 

The PS3 Cell was done in collaboration with IBM.  The Xbox 360 utilizes a Xenon Processor, designed by IBM.  The Wii has a Broadway CPU; wanna take a guess who designed that?  My sources say IBM as well.  Seeing as how all three processors this generation are tied to the same company; well obviously they are all the same CPU's as well.

 

Are you seeing what is wrong with your logic?  

 

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