Closed Processors in Console Tags: Console Gaming Quad Consoles Processors Video Games Last response: January 27, 2011 8:18 AM in Video Games Share asheesh1_2000 January 19, 2011 3:51:52 PM I wonder what processors are being used by Consoles and are they also tri, quad and hexa just like for PC? More about : processors console Hawkeye22 January 19, 2011 4:36:42 PM This chart shows the console specs. The PS3's cell processor is pretty unique. You can read up on it by googling "IBM cell processor". http://www.pcvsconsole.com/features/consoles/ asheesh1_2000 January 20, 2011 2:50:12 AM thanks, I see that PS3 is having just single core. PS3 (2006) Cell 3.2GHz 1 Main Core 512KB L2 7 Auxiliary SIMD Units 1.75MB Local Memory 217.6 GFLOPS 25.6 GB/s Memory I wonder how does it manage to run modern games such as GTA IV which need quad minimum ? Related resources Next Gen Console or New Gaming PC - Forum Console gamer looking to switch - Forum Which is the best gaming console to buy - Forum Pc or next gen console - Forum THE PC vs. CONSOLE WAR: PC\'s are LOSING. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Hawkeye22 January 20, 2011 10:47:26 AM It's sort of an 8 core processor. See this for a better description. http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/playstation-three1... Wikipedia also has some good info on the cell processor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_%28microprocessor%29 asheesh1_2000 January 20, 2011 1:53:36 PM Best answer selected by asheesh1_2000. rhsnipes January 27, 2011 6:09:39 AM More good reading here ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_pc All 3 major consoles use this variety of CPU architecture. Gamecube was the first console to implement. Mousemonkey January 27, 2011 8:18:25 AM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWill i be able to keep up with next gen console ? ForumHow to play games smoothly like console 's games? ForumPc vs Console buy decision ForumNew build... Converted from console gaming. ForumConsole PC - 1500$ ForumHave No Idea What I'm Doing. Console Gamer New To PC ForumNEXT-GEN CONSOLE TECH ForumSmall PC/ Console ? ForumP4P800-E, "Promise SATA console SCSI processor " ForumConsole vs pc (war!) ForumProcessors & Graphics question ? ForumPS3, and Wii adding to wired network. ForumConsole vs pc (war!) Forum[Solved] PC gaming vs Console ForumWhy console 30fps feels smooth compared to on pc? More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !