Want to know to what looks like the graphics processor of a Sony PlayStation 3? Hardware Secrets has done the job for us. The PS3 is completely disassembled and here is the GPU:
The heart of the Playstation 3 is made of two processors: the CPU (Cell Broadband Engine or CXD2989), and the GPU (RSX Reality Synthesizer or CXD2982).
RSX Reality Synthesizer has the following specifications:
– 550 MHz, 90nm process and 300+ million transistors
– 24 pixel processors
– 8 vertex processors
– 24 texturing units
– 8 ROPs
The PS3’s GPU is based on old NVIDIA G70 (GeForce 7) architecture…
Siggraph 2008 Demo of Rome Reborn model v1.1 running on the IBM QS21 Cell/B.E. Blades using iRT ray tracer.