IBM Dropping the “Cell”? What Will Happen to the PS4?
“IBM is discontinuing the Cell chip line of products. A successor to the current PowerXCell-8i chip will not be brought to market, the company’s Vice President of Deep Computing, David Turek, told the German IT news site Heise.”
So there is no confirmation just yet, but it looks pretty likely that this is at the very least, partially true. What does this mean? Well the first thing I can think of is that PS4 will have backwards compatability issues right out of the gate. Pretty much all BC will have to be emulated.
What is your opinion on the debacle?
Update: The original source says that the original predecessor of the Cell (the 32 SPE one) has been discontinued and will appear in a different form.
“The Cell design is not dead, but parts of it will reappear in another form”