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Sony makes Playstation 2 on one chip

From the Inq article: "Not long ago everyone was cooing at the achievement that was the Playstation 2. Its graphics chip and CPU seemed hugely complicated affairs. Indeed, there was a fear that they might be too complicated for programmers to get to grips with. Now, all of that complexity has been shoved onto a single piece of silicon. The new all-in-one chip will be produced on a 90nm embedded DRAM process. The Graphics Synthesiser will keep its 4MB of RAM onboard thanks to the process. The packaged chip will run at the 294MHz of the EmotionEngine, the CPU component of the Playstation 2."

Screw the Playstation 3. It ain't coming out until 2007 or so anyway. I'd like to see 4 of the Playstation 2 chips running in parallel in one box (they'll use less power -- the new one-chip solution uses 8-watts, while the two-chip solution used 37-watts), and then games would smoke (as the PS2 chip is already a really nice chip).

Posted by Jake on 04/24/03 @ 10:29 AM
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