IBM reduces Cell processor's power consumption, PS3 to benefit


An international solid state circuit conference, which sounds super fun, has been going on this past week. One thing that we should care about is IBM’s announcement that it has figured out a way to shrink the Cell processor that’s used in the PS3, cutting its power consumption in half (or just about). Following the imaginary flow chart, less power consumed leads to less heat generation which leads to less chance of overheating and failure. It’ll also be cheaper to produce, which could, one day, help Sony lower its price.

Easy enough.

45 nm Cell BE promised to reduce power consumption by nearly half [Toms Hardware]