2005-02-XX Sony Cell 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.
2006-11-11 PlayStation 3 Next generation PlayStation. Will use the Cell processor and four 64 MB XDR DRAM chips for 256MB memory. Said to be presented in May of 2005, with mass production starting in mid-2006. To include Nvidia RSX graphics said to be twice as fast as NV40. Already previewed, but will be available in mid-2006.