I am not arguing for the use of Cell, but it drives me crazy when people comments are way out of context.
The O.P. clearly said that the PS5 should have a Ryzen Based X86 CPU at the heart. So this would have no effect on backwards compatability.
Neither one of you seem to understand that the Cell processor is Power architecture and thus, is inherently incompatible with x86
So the whole premise is nonsense.
I am not even making a case for this. I know that Cell is Built on IBM's PowerPC tech. That said, there is no reason you couldn't have a device that uses X86, ARM, and PowerPC if you wanted. PS4 has an X86 chip and an ARM chip. They take care of different tasks. Sony could have used the Cell for these task, and offered B/C, but they chose the ARM chip instead. The PS5 will very likely have X86 and ARM, and additional chips to handle other specialized tasks as well. It is highly, highly unlikely that they would use Cell for these task in PS5.
Cell in this case is basically being used as a sub processor to handle things like physics, sound, and other CPU heavy effects.
The O.P. is saying games would be built around the X86 Ryzen CPU, while Cell would work as a specialty processor to handle addtional tasks that would burden the main CPU.
What would be the point? Just add a couple x86 or ARM cores onto the SoC.
Cell isn't that powerful.
Besides, Physics and Sound can be done on the GPU anyway... And more efficiently than a CPU to boot.
As I said, I am not campaigning for Cell in PS5. People where commenting with points that had nothing to do with what the O.P. had proposed, and I wanted to address that. There are many, more powerful and effcient options to take care of anything Cell can do nowdays.
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