Saturday, January 17, 2009

Which one is more powerful - Xbox 360 or the PS3 ?? secured an interview with David Shippy who was the chief architect of the power processing unit for the Cell (the engine that drives the PS3). The chip began the research and design process in 2000 when Sony asked IBM for an "order of magnitude increase in processing performance." Ironically it was that very ambition and the design that followed that would one day be the foundation for Microsoft's Xbox 360.

When asked the flame war inducing question, "which console is actually more powerful?"

Shippy tells Gamasutra,
"I'm going to have to answer with an 'it depends.' Again, they're completely different models. So in the PS3, you've got this Cell chip which has massive parallel processing power, the PowerPC core, multiple SPU cores… it's got a GPU that is, in the model here, processing more in the Cell chip and less in the GPU. So that's one processing paradigm -- a heterogeneous paradigm."

"With the Xbox 360, you've got more of a traditional multi-core system, and you've got three PowerPC cores, each of them having dual threads -- so you've got six threads running there, at least in the CPU. Six threads in Xbox 360, and eight or nine threads in the PS3 -- but then you've got to factor in the GPU," Shippy explains. "The GPU is highly sophisticated in the Xbox 360."

"At the end of the day, when you put them all together, depending on the software, I think they're pretty equal."

Found this on IGN.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Finished Call of Duty World at War on VETERAN dIfFiCuLtY

Wohoo. It feels like an achievement in life. Worst missions were Heart
of the Reich and Downfall - the last 2 ones.

Check my achievements here.

The pain involved with the veteran difficulty.

Monday, January 05, 2009

The total 108 = Your birth year + age

Did you know, that the last 2 digits of your birth year + your current age is always 108 ?

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