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Sony PlayStation 4 Audio Processor (ACP) PS4 Details Surface 200°
September 25, 2013 // 9:15 pm - Following up on the previous PS4 updates, today details on the PlayStation 4 Audio Processor (ACP) have surfaced from Sony documention.

To quote (via, linked above): "Mark Cerny confirmed in an interview that PlayStation 4 uses hardware expressly dedicated to audio tasks. What are the capabilities of this hardware? What is Sony telling to developers about it?

Here we have some material from Sony’s presentations where you can learn...

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Sony to Ditch Cell Processor for PlayStation 4 (PS4) Console? 1150°
February 29, 2012 // 11:38 pm - Following up on our previous article, today Kotaku (linked above) reports that according to inside sources Sony may be ditching the Cell Processor for the PlayStation 4 console.

Below are the details, to quote: "The PlayStation 4 will not use Sony's Cell processor nor any possible successor to the vaunted chipset that was introduced to the world through the PlayStation 3, gaming industry sources tell Kotaku.

What we're hearing from sources follow a Forbes...

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Patent Reveals Sony to Increase PS3 Power via External Processor 850°
December 11, 2010 // 3:34 am - As a follow-up to his recent PS3 SELF Decrypter PSGroove Payload and PS3 3.50 Firmware Decryption work, today PlayStation 3 developer graf_chokolo has released a PS3 LV2 Kernel Decrypter payload for PSGroove.

Download: PS3 LV2 Kernel Decrypter PSGroove Payload / GIT

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PS3 TOOL DECR-1000A Internals: The Communication Processor 650°
December 6, 2009 // 10:56 pm - We have explored most of the internals of the PS3 TOOL, with world-exclusive pictures, not too many people are willing let alone crazy enough to open one of these beasts!

Now we start getting to the more interesting aspects of the TOOL, and what makes it different from everything else.

The Communication Processor, or CP is a small, embedded computer, inside the PS3 TOOL. Essentially, it is a totally separate system, isolated from the PS3 side of the system.

For a little bit of history, the PS2 TOOL worked the same...

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QPACE Supercomputer with PS3-based Processor Tops Green List 400°
November 23, 2009 // 1:46 am - QPACE, the supercomputer at Research Center J├╝lich and the University of Wuppertal, is now deemed the world's most energy efficient supercomputer on the Green500 List.

The Green500 List ranks the energy efficiency of supercomputers around the world.

To quote: "The QPACEs Intel PowerXCell processors are an enhancement of the Cell/B.E. processor, originally developed by Sony, Toshiba and IBM for Sony's PlayStation 3 console.

QPACE (Quantum chromodynamics Parallel Computing...

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IBM Announces Cell Processor Development to be Phased Out 550°
November 20, 2009 // 10:42 am - Update: has now received clarification on this from IBM, to quote: "only one CPU development cycle is being 'halted' which is the successor to the current PowerXCell-8i cpu. IBM have said they are planning to work on other CPU's in the Cell Processor 'family'."

Today (linked above) is reporting that IBM's Vice President David Turek announced that Cell processor development...

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Sony's PS3 Slim Carries Updated Cell Chip, 45nm Cell Processor 500°
August 20, 2009 // 3:23 pm - IBM have revealed that the new PS3 Slim carries a revised version of the Cell processor.

The electronics giant have confirmed that the Slim's new Cell is "manufactured using an advanced 45-nanometer manufacturing process" that will deliver "many performance improvements while drawing less power than earlier chips".

These chips are obviously cheaper to produce and, in part, are responsible for the smaller and more power effective PlayStation SKUs.

To quote: "The new chip has been manufactured using an advanced 45-nanometer manufacturing process,...

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Sony's PSP2 Graphics Processor Revealed? 300°
November 28, 2008 // 9:28 pm - A British company may have won the contract to design and build the next-generation graphics processor for the PSP2. Imagination Technologies Group announced in a press release this week that the company has signed a license agreement with a new partner, "a major consumer electronics company."

Industry sources say that the partner is almost certainly Sony, and that the SGX55x graphics chip will be used in the upcoming PSP2.

The secrecy on the part of...

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