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Playstation 4 To Abandon Sony Cell Processor

Gaming fans will be disappointed to find that the next generation PlayStation 4 will not contain the Sony Cell Processor nor its improved successor.

The report that claims this information cited "gaming industry sources" and also follows rumours commenting that tech giant Sony is planning to engage AMD for developing GPU to be used in the yet-to-be unveiled successor of the PlayStation 3.

Sony Cell Processor is a highly complex chip, proving quite the struggle for developers to programme, however, the chip has definitely given Sony's gaming console a leading edge over Microsoft's Xbox 360 console thanks to its improved processing power.

Unfortunately, it now appears that Sony will not be relying on this Cell Processor to enhance the next generation PlayStation console.

The information unveiled by Kotaku states that "Cell was the pet project of PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi, who dreamed that the chip-a "Power Processing Element" married to eight "Synergistic Processing Elements" - would make the PS3 the most impressive gaming console ever."

However, Sony has not accepted or denied any reports regarding development of the PlayStation 4 console.

Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA), recently commented that the introduction of a new console in 2012 would turn out to be a "distraction".

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