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Morning Hangover #37: Patrick Is Cool With Peter Molyneux And Raymond Talks PS3 Cell Processors
Patrick Klepek: Peter Molyneux seems to be reaching for the stars again with Fable III, but even though Molyneux's games never seem to match what he promises, at least with the Fable series, he's actually been producing some fantastic games. At this point, people know what to expect from Molyneux and his video game day dreaming. So long as he keeps producing games that, at the end of the day, are really fun to play, he can promise the moon for all I care. I just want a good game to play.
Raymond Padilla: The main reason that the PlayStation 3 Slim is cheaper and uses less power is that its Cell processor is made using a 45-nanometer process. The second Cell die shrink is closely tied to the second PS3 price cut. The original PS3 used a 90-nanometer CPU, which was followed by a 65-nanometer CPU. Shrinking the die is a complex process, but once it's mastered, manufacturers can create smaller chips that use less power and are cheaper to produce. I wrote about the die shrink back in February and asked you if you were expecting a change in the PS3's form factor...and it's here! I'm looking forward to living in a gaming world with cheaper PS3s that use less power, aren't you?
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