the GPU of the ps3 is not necessarily weak, but it could use some improvement as far as the ps3 goes. if it were in a desktop, it would have been great when it was released, but as of now, it is not as powerful and, in a game console, the original GPUs ran much too hot to be reliable. the original 90nm RSX chips were, and are power hungry and run hot as fire. they are dieing out like wildfire now, so sony, and the developers have made numerous attempts to make them more efficient and less likely to kill the system prematurely, but the purchasers of the launch systems are suffering from dead systems as a result in great numbers but, nobody has sued sony over it yet, so all is well in the ps3 world. if you have a slim. you should be okay, as sony has improved the heat capabilities in the GPU, but have lacked in the quality of other components so all i can say is, i hope you purchased an extended warranty, because more than likely, you will need it for the ps3. these newer game consoles don't last even half the time their previous versions do, so a litlle insurance is worth it. welcome to the new genration of **bleep** game consoles
Depends, it does what it can fairly well if you ask me. If you campare the GPU to PC stuff, the GPU in the ps3 was out dated before they even had concept art for the ps3 case.
ps3 GPU, the RSX, is based upon the nVidia 7800 chipset. it only has 256mb of dedicated RAM, but is extremely fast RAM, even by todays standards. the biggest letdown of the GPU, in my opinion, is the lack of RAM. it would do much better if it had at least 512mb dedicated.
The CELL, if i remember correctly, has a total of 8 SPE's, one SPE is locked, and another is used for the XMB, so 6 SPE's can be utilized for games. again, the biggest downfall is RAM, in my opinion. the ps3 has 256mb of dedicated RAM for the CELL. i feel 512mb of dedicated RAM would do wonders.