Oh? What's this? Microsoft talking some smack? You would think that they wouldn't need to, given the overwhelming success of the Xbox 360, but they are still hitting below the belt and calling out Sony on the Cell processor. These fighting words come by way of Matt Lee, an engineer who works for Microsoft's Game Technology Group. His insults aren't just Xbox fanboy rubbish, they actually have some meat to them.

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Lee says that the Cell processor isn't suited to be a gaming chip because it seems to have been developed for other uses. He says that the processor appears to have been designed for serialized streaming math code which is more common in video and audio processing. He also said the way the Cell processor handles graphics memory would make it a pain to port between the PS3 and other consoles. Zing! What say ye, Sony?

Cell processor not game-oriented - Microsoft [DLmag]