category: hardware | 0 comments | submitted by: Big Dave | 09 Feb 2006 | email this to a friend
A highly touted microprocessor designed to provide hyper-realistic imagery in video games is making its first appearance in a computing system made by the chip's leading designer, International Business Machines Corp.

IBM announced Wednesday that it would incorporate the "Cell" chip into a new line of servers for defense, medical imagery, entertainment and other applications that require sterling graphics and intensive computing.

Cell is slated to run Sony Corp.'s upcoming PlayStation 3 video game system and high-definition TVs from Sony and Toshiba Corp.
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