DV Hardware bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!

   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
October 25, 2016 
Main Menu
News archives

Who's Online
There are currently 136 people online.


Latest Reviews
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset
Lamptron FC-10 SE fan controller
ZOWIE G-TF Rough mousepad
ROCCAT Isku FX gaming keyboard
Prolimatech Magnetic Pin

Follow us

Sony shaving costs on PlayStation 3

Posted on Friday, March 09 2007 @ 16:23:31 CET by

The Inq heard from Japanese newspapers that Sony will shave costs on the European PS3 console by somehow separating out CPU and GPU functions. This change will limit backwards compatibility with old PS2 games:
To make up for compatibility shortfall, Sony will distribute software, the newspaper reports. That presumably means emulation, with all the usual yawns and waits.

Console makers often view hardware as a loss leader on top of which games can be profitably sold. Sony could be losing a few hundred dollars every time a console is bought, according to market research firm iSuppli. It would appear that Sony would like to cut its bill of costs although this seems an odd place to start.

The latest news might goes hand in hand with recent mutterings from games developers over difficulties in programming for the IBM/Sony/Tosh-developed Cell processor. Reports also suggest that the Cell will make a complete move to a 65nm process rather than using the current 90nm process.



DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2016 DM Media Group bvba