93w ago - Today Sony PlayStation 3 hacker durandal has released OedipusRSX PS3 RSX Reality Synthesizer documentation for other developers to improve graphics utilized in PS3 homebrew applications and games.
Below is some background on the PS3 RSX 'Reality Synthesizer' via Wikipedia, as follows:
The RSX 'Reality Synthesizer' is a proprietary graphics processing unit (GPU) codeveloped by Nvidia and Sony for the PlayStation 3 game console.
Unless otherwise noted, the following specifications are based on a press release by Sony at the E3 2005 conference, slides from the same conference, and slides from a Sony presentation at the 2006 Game Developer's Conference.
500 MHz on 90 nm process (shrunk to 65 nm in 2008 and to 40 nm in 2010)
Based on NV47 Chip (Nvidia GeForce 7800 Architecture)
To quote: BTW Mathieulh I know you gave durandal (Durandal Dokuchayev) that CEX-DEX ZIP, that it wasn't you that bundled that up, and you were not supposed to do so either
[Mathieulh] (firstname.lastname@example.org): mathieu
[Mathieulh] otheros #opers pspdev
[Mathieulh] *.gitbrew.org :Gitbrew
[Mathieulh] is a Deus on Gitbrew
[Mathieulh] is logged in as Mathieulh
[Mathieulh] is using a secure connection
[Mathieulh] idle 00:02:07, signon: Tue Aug 30 13:52:59
[Mathieulh] End of WHOIS list.
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yeah i agree i think the ps4 should be released by mid 2012 myself.what would be nice is if you can get a plug in upgrade/adapter for ps3 to make it more powerful.. but i'm not sure if its possible.. i remember seeing something about it being patented by sony here 3 or 4 months ago.. would be good as i have a few 60gig consoles to sell.. LOL
i agree totally also mate but last time i said ps3 was outdated etc i got flamed at.. LOL
Well elser1, you don't need to be an expert to know that it is obsolete. The fact is by the time the PS3 was released it was already outdone, it wasn't a full 7800 GTX, it was a crippled version. Supposedly the original PS3 design had no GPU, it used two Cells instead, I don't know if that was just a rumour or a fact. The RSX is outpowered by several generations... the 7000 generation itself which it's a part of, 8000, 9000, GTX 200, GTX 400, GTX 500 and soon GTX 600. Before the PS4 is released there will likely be a GTX 700 series.
For what it's worth the 8000 and 9000 series are the exact same technology and the GTX 400 and 500 series are almost identical in architecture. But the fact of the matter is that it was too weak right off the bat which is ridiculous for something that is supposedly designed to last many years.
At this point the RSX is so old and alien compared to modern GPUs that it's not comparable at all, it comes nowhere near even scratching the surface of how powerful modern ones are. Just look at how hard the engineering team of RAGE has to work and struggle to make RAGE pretty much the only game out there on the PS3 which has both nice graphics and runs at 60 frames a second. It's incredible stress on the developers being limited so much.
Anyway, that's why I believe it's not possible for Sony to delay the PS4 until 2016 as they keep saying they'll do. At latest it will have to be 2013, which in my opinion is already years late.
i'm no expert but my friends say the ps3 is obsolete and outdated. i see there pc game graphics and i see why they say that. the 7800 nvidia was good in its day but even my old pc has better graphics card than that... but i still like my ps3 and thanks for this info..