I upgraded from an Athlon X2 4400+ to a Quad Core X3350, and there's no difference in the framerate with Crysis. The cpu is idling more time, that's all.
Originally Posted by lduguay
Teh cellz has 8 SPE's (cores).
They aren't segmented, they only can exec SIMD instructions, they have little non shared memories per SPE, the data transfer is done with a slow ring bus, ... i do not remember more details, but a friend was coding one, and he told me that the raw performance of his code was around 1.5x times faster on the Cell than on his old P4. He was coding 2d wavelets, if i remember.