"Errors in Cnet review"4.0 starson by tipoo_
Pros: many things
Cons: many things
Summary: Just a few things i wanted to point out about the Cnet review of the ps3, just some technical details that were incorrect.
particularly the "cell inside" section.
"The 360 uses more off-the-shelf PC components, while the PlayStation 3's 3.2GHz Cell processor was built from the ground up just for the console."
incorrect here, the 360's processor was also built from the ground up by IBM, as was the PS3's.
"As with the graphics chip, the PS3's Blu-ray drive--which allows for games of 25GB to 50GB in size--has yet to show a big advantage over the 8.5GB limit of the Xbox 360's DVD media."
i assume they meant Cell processor instead of graphics chip here, as the two consoles graphics chips are nearly even, with the 360 having a slight advantage due to unified shaders. so since their nearly even, how would the PS3's graphics chip be an advantage?
"It consists of a single PowerPC-based core with seven synergistic processing units and is the result of a joint effort between IBM, Sony, and Toshiba, which was ironic, considering that Sony and Toshiba were in a deathmatch over Blu-ray and HD DVD."
not a big deal but they probably should have mentioned that only 6 of those SPU's are available to developers, as one is reserved for the OS at all times.
Another thing is that the PS3's GPU has only half the memory bandwidth of a geforce 7800 which it is similar to.
i hope im not coming off as a fanboy here since i do think the PS3 is a great console, i just wanted to point out some errors in the review, apart from which the review is very well written.