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    Leadtek to Launch PlayStation 3 Graphics Chip for PCs

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    Leadtek has announced that it will start selling its first PC graphics card based on Toshiba's SpursEngine graphics co-processor next week.

    The SpursEngine is based on the same architecture as the CELL that powers the PlayStation 3 and was partly developed by Toshiba.

    To quote: Leadtek will next week start selling its first PC graphics card based on Toshiba's SpursEngine graphics co-processor, it announced today.

    The WinFast PxVC1100 will hit stories in Japan's Akihabara electronics district from November 19 and will be cost about 29,800 (199).

    The SpursEngine is based on the same architecture as the Cell Broadband Engine microprocessor that powers the PlayStation 3 console and was partly developed by Toshiba. While the Cell contains a Power PC core and eight "Synergistic Processing Elements" cores, the SpursEngine contains only four of the SPE cores. More PlayStation 3 News...

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    It's also worth clarifying that the SpursEngine does NOT include a PPC core - It's purely used as an accelerator for the main CPU in the system.

 

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