Powerbook G40...

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  1. satty macrumors 6502

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    NOT.

    It's a Toshiba with a Cell processor: See Toshiba Qosmio G40 on CNet.

    If it wouldn't look so ugly and if it could run Mac OS X... worthy to be named Powerbook G40 :)
     
  2. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Aw, it's not that bad, my dad has a Qosmio and I actually like it... :p
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    What operating system is it going to run on the Cell?
     
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    Wait, so the Cell isn't going to be used alongside an Intel processor?

    Oh....
     
  5. Henriok macrumors regular

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    No! The SpursEngine IS NOT a Cell proessor. It's not a PowerPC processor. The SpursEngine is a accelerator chip that uses four SPEs, coprocessors that can also be found in the Cell processor. Since the SpursEngine doesn't have a host processor of it's own, it lacks the Power Architecture core. It's not a CPU and cannot run operatings systems (in any traditional sense).

    To make an analogy: It would be like saying that a discrete SSE3 accelerator would be a Core 2 Duo. It would not be, they would not even run the same instruction set.

    Sorry to burst the bubble.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    So the engine described would be used for ... accelerating video processing?
     

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