Sponsored Links

PS4 News on Facebook! PS4 News on Twitter! PS4 News on YouTube! PS4 News RSS Feed!
Sponsored Links

Home PS4 News - Latest PlayStation 4 and PS3 News

CodecSys CE-10: PS3 Cell Faster than Core i7 965 XE


Sponsored Links
301w ago - A novel transcoding tool Fixstars (PDF) allows for the conversion of video material on the Full HD format, with the help of a PlayStation 3 in real time, is coming in June 2009.

To quote, roughly translated: The conversion of video footage in Full HD movies at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 provides current desktop CPUs with a lengthy task. This allows the transcoding of a movie sometimes half a day.

In comes Linux Developer Fixstars with a video converter called CodecSys CE-10, which was to encode movies into MPEG-4-AVC format (H.264)

The Cell processor uses a PlayStation 3 - this format will be predominantly on Blu-ray media or IP-TV via video-stream uses. The CE-10-encoder sends out from a Windows PC, the output data via Ethernet to the console, which finished the encoded data back to the PC sends back.

According to the announcement of Fixstars reached the Cell processor of the PlayStation a performance of 29 FPS, that is 1.2 times real-time conversion - the cell has a similar performance as the CUDA Badaboom encoder in combination with an Nvidia Geforce GTX-285.

By comparison, Intel's current top-CPU, the Core i7 965 XE, does it still at 18 FPS - normal desktop CPUs even create only about 5 FPS.

CodecSys CE-10: PS3 Cell Faster than Core i7 965 XE

Stay tuned for more PS3 Hacks and PS3 CFW news, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and drop by the PS3 Hacks and PS3 Custom Firmware Forums for the latest PlayStation 3 scene and PlayStation 4 scene updates and fresh homebrew PS3 Downloads. Enjoy!
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links

Comments 21 Comments - Go to Forum Thread »

• Please Register at PS4News.com or Login to make comments on Site News articles.
 
#21 - antiM - 301w ago
antiM's Avatar
The "...but can it run Crysis?" was a joke moreso than anything else... I just had to say it... the PS3 Cell seems to have the power of a 7900GTX which back in the day was hot tech until the 8800s came by in 2007.

The final release of Crysis didn't look as great as the alpha but it still beats any game out there in terms of graphics, physics, and special effects; I wonder what CryEngine3 has in store for the PS4 as I'll be looking forward to that.

The Cell architecture is great like you said, but it shines in certain other parts much better than it does in gaming which is kinda of ironic being a gaming console and all... it would probably be easier to port games between 360, PC, and PS3 if it had used a standard CPU and GPU like everything else does.

#20 - D3M0N2009 - 301w ago
D3M0N2009's Avatar
Quote Originally Posted by antiM View Post
... but can it run Crysis?

nope

Different architectures are better at different things; I'd prefer to see how it does on many other tests rather than just one. It's like comparing a workstation video card to a gaming video card, one does a certain thing better than the other but loses out to many other things as well so to call it "faster" is a rather blunt statement.

yes, i registered just to say this.


Crysis should not be used as a benchmark there are alot of games that look better than it, the only reason Crysis requires a top of the line PC to play is because it was coded by a bunch of morons, the original concept photos of Crysis made it look great but the final product was not even close to the concept. In theory the PS3 could play Crysis its not really down to the processor its down to the video card, if the PS3 has something with a little more power it could play Crysis fairly well.

The architecture of the cell is really only designed for super computing not gaming. In my opinion the choice of the Cell as a processor for the PS3 was a bad one, it seems like as if they thought to themselves '8 cores should be good, lets choose this one since more is always good and let the developers worry about the tricky architecture'.

#19 - antiM - 301w ago
antiM's Avatar
... but can it run Crysis?

nope

Different architectures are better at different things; I'd prefer to see how it does on many other tests rather than just one. It's like comparing a workstation video card to a gaming video card, one does a certain thing better than the other but loses out to many other things as well so to call it "faster" is a rather blunt statement.

yes, i registered just to say this.

#18 - tvdbz431 - 301w ago
tvdbz431's Avatar
It is really cool to once again see how powerful of a machine the ps3 is!!!

#17 - carbs77 - 301w ago
carbs77's Avatar
Quote Originally Posted by moneyslap03 View Post
Wow sounds incredible, but sony needs to give us Linux devs access the power of the ps3..

Yep, that would be nice.

#16 - moneyslap03 - 301w ago
moneyslap03's Avatar
Wow sounds incredible, but sony needs to give us Linux devs access the power of the ps3..

#15 - loader187 - 301w ago
loader187's Avatar
It is only going to be time before the PS3 shows its true power just like the PS2. I, for one am happy I bought one.

#14 - icon - 301w ago
icon's Avatar
With the graphics cards companies letting you create your own apps to run on the gpu`s now eg password cracking how would a video encoder written to run on the gpu fair against the ps3 in this case ?

#13 - CyanCaze - 301w ago
CyanCaze's Avatar
Ram has little to nothing to do with games on top of that the PS3 uses XDR rapped around the cell to make it run the fastest it can. XDR is very expensive that's why it only has 256 MB of it.

Now the Cell is a super computer microprocessor. It was built for super computing, so it doesn't really surprise me that it beat IBM.

#12 - pan0k - 301w ago
pan0k's Avatar
Well, there is no doubt that the current generation of video game hardware are powerful. Unfortunately, the limits of the RAM really affect the system performance. I was hoping to see at least 2 GB of RAM in the system (PS3 or Xbox 360). Oh well. Hopefully PS4 or Xbox720 will come with at least 4 GB but preferably 8GB.

Even Windows need at least 4GB to make the system hum. Resolution war is over. Processor war is going but I think memory (system and video) will be the deciding factor to win the console race.

 

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links







Advertising - Affiliates - Contact Us - PS4 Downloads - PS4 Forums - Privacy Statement - Site Rules - Top - © 2015 PlayStation 4 News