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Playstation 3 at E3 in playable form... [New]
Sony has cryptically announced that the Playstation 3 will be in playable form
at E3 in May, although it is uncertain whether there any actual titles will be
present, or just tech demos. Additionally, Sony will make an announcement about
the system at the end of March....
PS3 to out perform Xbox 2? [New]
An ElectronicArts executive has indicated that Sony's PS3 will have more processing
horsepower than Microsoft's Xbox 2.
Speaking to BBC News Rory Armes, European studio general manager for EA, said,
"The rumours are that PlayStation 3 will have a little more under the hood
than Xbox 2."
Samsung ships 256Mb XDR chips [New]
Samsung has begun mass production of 256Mb Rambus' XDR memory chips. The devices
transfer data at eight bits per clockcycle yielding 8GBps, ten times faster than
400MHz DDR SDRAM. They also incorporate Rambus' Differential Rambus Signal Level
(DRSL) technology, Samsung said.
XDR is held to be a strong contender for inclusion in Sony's PlayStation 3.
Playstation 3 Cell Processor Clock Speed Revealed [New]
According to a report on Team Xbox, Sony is scheduled to reveal finalised plans
on the mysterious Cell processor - the one pencilled in to power the PlayStation
3 - at next month’s International Solid State Circuits Conference to be
held in San Francisco.
It is claimed that IBM, Sony and Toshiba will present four technical papers at
the event showing a 4.6 GHz clock speed for the processor.
"Father of PlayStation" slams Sony's strategic failures [New]
Kutaragi is pushing the PlayStation Portable as a combined platform for games,
music and movies, and the forthcoming PlayStation 3 home console is also expected
to offer significant media functionality as well as a powerful videogames platform.
Cell processor unwrapped… kinda sorta [New]
The STI group’s (Sony, Toshiba, IBM) new Cell processor is generating some
serious buzz in the chip community, and not just because it’s supposed to
crank out all sorts of nasty cycles—if you haven’t been paying attention,
it’s supposedly going to be the heart of the PlayStation 3.
Video game giant EA set to flex its muscle... [New]
"The economics of the game business are at the verge of forcing consolidation
or elimination," said John Taylor, managing director and chief analyst for
Arcadia Investment Corp. "The price tag to develop a new game for the new
platforms (PlayStation 3, Xbox 2) is going to be a minimum $10 million. This is
a game for haves, not have-nots." [excerpt]
Sony PSP envisions Wi-Fi on the go! [New]
The application describes a number of scenarios for connecting a portable game
player to a "base computing device," which could be a PC, a central
server, or an advanced game console such as the upcoming PlayStation 3. [excerpt]
Playstation 3 details unpicked...
SOMETIMES THINGS in life just aren't worth bothering with. After spending an hour
yesterday researching the architecture of the PlayStation 3 to explain to a curious
reader, it is typical that, this morning, I come across a paper explaining it
far better than I ever could.
NVIDIA's next-generation GeForce chipset will power PlayStation 3
"This is the next generation GPU," Roman told the site. "After
the GeForce 6 series this is going to be the next generation... It will support
DirectX 9, Shader Models 3, it will be the most feature-rich, the most powerful
GPU that we've ever created."
DMC3 FOR PSP CONFIRMED AS DMC4 HEADS TO PS3
Devil May Cry producer Tsuyoshi Tanaka has reconfirmedthat the series will be
heading for PSP, and also said that the next instalment of Dante's adventures
will be heading onto next generation consoles, presumably meaning the PS3.
EA and Vivendi weigh in for Blu-Ray in next-gen disc struggle...
Leading game publishers Electronic Arts and Vivendi Universal Games have joined
the standards battle over next-generation disc media by lending their support
to the Blu-Rayformat which will be used in PlayStation 3.
Sony hits convergence note in video-game-music combo
Q. How is PS3 (PlayStation 3) going to do vs. Xbox 2?
A. I have no idea — no information yet on PS3. I know that they're (Microsoft)
saying they want to come out first. I guess that's their strategy. Not much more
to say about that. [excerpt]
Toshiba @ CES - CELL processors for all TVs in 2006 and more...
Toshiba has announced that the mysterious CELL processor, set to be used in the
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) console, will be in all their TVs in 2006 as well. This
should coincide with the PS3 launch, which may be released next year.
Rambus moves on PlayStation rumors...
Shares of Rambus Inc. jumped more than 5 percent in volatile trading Wednesday,
apparently the result of speculation about use of the company's memory-chip technology
in Sony's much-anticipated PlayStation 3.
Playstation 3 GPU: NV40/NV50 with XDR DRAM
Some speculations has appeared on the web claiming that the Playstation 3 graphics
processing unit (GPU) will be a combination of NVIDIA's present and future generation
architectures and will have a built-in memory controller supporting Rambus' XDR
Playstation chip starts at 90 nanometre...
The initial Nvidia chip is likely to be built on 90 nanometre marchitecture. This
is not such a surprise as ATI's R520 will be a 90 nanometre chip and it's scheduled
for spring 2005. The R520 is 90 nanometre but even if R500 turns to be a 110 nanometre
chip it will get shrunk to at least 90 nanometrea. We are in the dark about R500
chip so we are not sure here.
NVIDIA PlayStation 3 GPU to be completed by end of 2005 [New]
We'll see "final production silicon later on in the year" according
to CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.
NVIDIA's graphics processing unit (GPU) for PlayStation 3 will be completed by
the end of 2005, according to US Internet reports citing comments made by chief
executive Jen-Hsun Huang to investment firm Morgan Stanley this week.
PS3 Tech News & The PSX Relaunched! [New]
This week, Sony announced that NVidia, the graphics giant of GeForce fame, will
be powering Sony’s next-generation consoles. The merger is yet another stick
of kindling into the fires brewing over next-next-generation console, PS3. The
proverbial marriage of these two companies bodes well for Sony’s upcoming
cell-based console. With a powerful and well-known graphics giant at the helm
for their GPU, the PS3 is starting to look more real, and also like it may be
a great system. What more can we expect from Sony, anyway?
Playstation 3 to arrive spring 2006 In Japan...
So the Sony Playstation 3 is due to get out in spring 2006 for Japanese market.
North America will get its version even later than that as it's expected that
Americans and Canadians should be able to get one in fall of 2006. Europeans will
have to wait a lot longer.
Playstation 3 to use Nvidia graphics
THE GRAPHICS CHIP for the next generation of the Playstation will be based on
some flavour of Nvidia technology. Sony and Nvidia made the joint announcement
today, but gave little details of what the graphics processor will do for the
PlayStation 3 chip goes easy on developers!
The "Cell" processor that will power the next version of the PlayStation
game console will also be adaptable for advanced scientific research, but you
won't have to be a rocket scientist to program it.
Xbox 2 and Playstation 3 will be wireless...
It’s not a big surprise, but the next generation Sony and Microsoft consoles
willcome with wireless built in, allowing them to act as hubs. The idea is inevitable
with all the buzz about making the game machine a standard part of every living
Team Ninja Developing for PS3?
In a recent interview with IGN Xbox, Team Ninja head Tomonobu Itagaki hinted that
the renowned Japanese developer is planning at least one game for either the PS3
or Nintendo Revolution.
First look at PlayStation 3 chip!
Sony, IBM and Toshiba have released limited data about the so-called Cell chip
that will be able to carry out trillions of calculations per second. The chip
will be made of several different processing cores that work on tasks together.
The PlayStation 3 is expected in 2006 but developers are expecting to get prototypes
early next year to tune games that will appear on it at launch.