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Somebody watercooled a PS3 and it looks like something linus would do

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Why would anyone do that? It's not like this thing is a powerhouse...


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1 minute ago, Stahlmann said:

Why would anyone do that? It's not like this thing is a powerhouse...

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8 minutes ago, Stahlmann said:

Why would anyone do that? It's not like this thing is a powerhouse...

The early models actually ran quite hot. You know

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42 minutes ago, Stahlmann said:

Why would anyone do that? It's not like this thing is a powerhouse...

It was tho. Over a decade ago but still.

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51 minutes ago, Stahlmann said:

Why would anyone do that? It's not like this thing is a powerhouse...

So you say that, but PS3 emulation is still INCREDIBLY HARD even to this day because of the power that thing had. (720p, 30fps avg on an i7 x RTX 2080 system) 

PS3s actually ran on a Cell Microprocessor, that to this day is still slated to have the power of roughly two current gen i7s. (depending on math type)

 

Not to mention that first release PS3's (silver band) had physical Ps2 hardware internally for backwards compatibility. So those first Gen PS3s actually had Linux distros that were better at farm processing then many supercomputers. :P https://phys.org/news/2010-12-air-playstation-3s-supercomputer.html 


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4 hours ago, BrinkGG said:

So you say that, but PS3 emulation is still INCREDIBLY HARD even to this day because of the power that thing had. (720p, 30fps avg on an i7 x RTX 2080 system) 

PS3s actually ran on a Cell Microprocessor, that to this day is still slated to have the power of roughly two current gen i7s. (depending on math type)

 

Not to mention that first release PS3's (silver band) had physical Ps2 hardware internally for backwards compatibility. So those first Gen PS3s actually had Linux distros that were better at farm processing then many supercomputers. :P https://phys.org/news/2010-12-air-playstation-3s-supercomputer.html 

For what it's worth, RPCS3 is actually competent! Least for a PS3 emulator, it is. Honestly think it's already a better emulator than PCSX2 is.


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8 hours ago, BrinkGG said:

So you say that, but PS3 emulation is still INCREDIBLY HARD even to this day because of the power that thing had. (720p, 30fps avg on an i7 x RTX 2080 system) 

PS3s actually ran on a Cell Microprocessor, that to this day is still slated to have the power of roughly two current gen i7s. (depending on math type)

 

Not to mention that first release PS3's (silver band) had physical Ps2 hardware internally for backwards compatibility. So those first Gen PS3s actually had Linux distros that were better at farm processing then many supercomputers. :P https://phys.org/news/2010-12-air-playstation-3s-supercomputer.html 

Emulating is extremely taxing. This can't be compared to a normal pc's performance.


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10 hours ago, Stahlmann said:

Emulating is extremely taxing. This can't be compared to a normal pc's performance.

It can however. The first ps3 was used to build supercomputers out off. It was just insanely faster than anything else available at the time in certain tasks.

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21 hours ago, handymanshandle said:

For what it's worth, RPCS3 is actually competent! Least for a PS3 emulator, it is. Honestly think it's already a better emulator than PCSX2 is.

Depending on the game, yes... kind of. Roughly 60% of games are under the "playable" category, and many of them run at 720p, 30fps by default (the rated PS3 resolution and framerate), and most systems (even my 8700k OC and GTX 1080 OC) struggle to match that framerate in games like The last of Us. (though recent patches are making it better)

RPCS3 is nice for my old disks now that I don't own a PS3 anymore. :) 

18 hours ago, Stahlmann said:

Emulating is extremely taxing. This can't be compared to a normal pc's performance.

Technically, it can, but based on types of math and how well they can do each. 

When you think about the fact that a top of the line system when the PS3 launched was a Core2 Extreme x6850 and a GeForce 8800 Ultra, (an i3 4000 series + GTX 950 beats these), the emulation shouldn't be that high load imo... Hopefully FPGAs like the MiSTer bring more powerful console "emulation" soon. (I realize FPGAs are different from current emulation.) 

 

I also want to point out that my estimation of two modern i7s to the processing power of the PS3's Cell processor was too high a number. I thought I remembered hearing someone tell me that, but I can't find a source. Based on just FP32 it is beaten by modern CPUs, but based on workload, that Cell processor is apparently very powerful still. 


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