Sony Cell

Introduced: 2005-02-XX

Description: PlayStation 3 will be powered by the "Cell" processor. It is based on a PowerPC G4 core with eight added vector engines, developed jointly by IBM, Sony and Toshiba. "A hypothetical Cell processor with eight of these APUs could achieve 32 BOPS and 32 gigaFLOPS at only 250MHz,".
Said to be in limited production in 2005 while full scale production is planned for 2006.

Type: Processors [Roadmap] [Timeline]

State: Planned

Quick Specs

Die size221 mm2
Bus speed6.4 Gb/s
Process90, later 60 and 45 nm
Core speed4.6 GHz
Transistors234 M
Core voltage1.3 V

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2006-07-13 IBM Says It's Lucky to Get 10% to 20% Yields on Cell Processor:  Cell processor reliability details may surprise you DailyTech [rm]

2006-05-13 John Carmack Gives the Scoop on the PS3: Doubtful of Cell:  id Software's founder not ga-ga over the Cell processor DailyTech [rm]

2006-05-04 Cell yields 'horrible', sources claim The Inquirer [rm]

2006-03-17 CPU Round-up: IBM/Rambus Cell news, Sun's Rock details, AMD interview: IBM licenses Rambus tech for non-PS3 Cell systems. The Reg may have details on Sun's Rock. An AMD exec gives an interview on where the company is headed. Ars Technica [rm]

2006-02-08 IBM to use Cell chip for blade servers The Inquirer [rm]

2006-02-02 NEC, Sony and Toshiba Join Forces over 45nm Process Technology: NEC, Sony and Toshiba Set to Unify Next-Gen Process Tech Xbit Labs [rm]

2006-02-01 NEC, Sony and Tosh will go 45 nanometre together The Inquirer [rm]

2006-01-12 IBM, Sony, Toshiba start work on 32nm Cell: Enter second half of 10-year R&D partnership The Register [rm]

2005-10-31 How many Playstation 3 Cells can you get on a wafer? The Inquirer [rm]

2005-10-07 Mercury announces dual-Cell blade server: Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. announces the first non-PS3 commercial Cell machines. Ars Technica [rm]

2005-09-01 Sony Cell chip has seven out of eight cores running The Inquirer [rm]

2005-08-29 IBM, Sony Cell processing details disclosed The Inquirer [rm]

2005-08-25 More information on STI's Cell: Sony and IBM released a ton of Cell-related documentation today. Also, I link some more good Cell coverage, as well as John Carmack on the next-gen consoles. Ars Technica [rm]

2005-07-25 Download: Cell Broadband Engine documentation IBM [rm]

2005-05-25 IBM, Sony: We'll open Cell: Targets specs at Linux community The Register [rm]

2005-03-10 Various Cell Documents IBM [rm]

2005-02-22 Intel in a tangle over Tanglewood chip design The Inquirer [rm]

2005-02-17 Apple soars on Cell chip reports The Inquirer [rm]

2005-02-07 Sony and IBM Cell technology emerges The Inquirer [rm]

2005-02-03 The Cell Chip - how will MS and Intel face the music?: Analysis Part II: Place your bets The Register [rm]

2005-02-01 The Cell chip - what it is, and why you should care The Register [rm]

2005-01-25 Cell "analysis" a mixed bag: Last week, OS News published an analysis of IBM's Cell-related patents. This article presents some of the information in the patents in an easily digestible format, but it has some pretty serious flaws, as we... Ars Technica [rm]

2005-01-21 Playstation 3 details unpicked The Inquirer [rm]

2004-12-08 Nvidia and Sony to jointly develop GPU for "PS3" DigiTimes [rm]

2004-12-07 NVIDIA graphics solution to power PlayStation 3: A year after being dumped for the Xbox 2 in favor of an ATI solution, Sony has announced that NVIDIA will be providing the graphics processor for the upcoming PlayStation 3. The PS3 is sla... Ars Technica [rm]

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