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  week 47, 2000: Sony CXD9615GB 'Emotion Engine'
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Sony CXD9615GB 'Emotion Engine'
Sony CXD9615GB 'Emotion Engine' Top Side
SonyComputer
Entertainment Inc.
EE
Emotion Engine
(c)2000 SCEI ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
CXD9615GB 0047HAL
P22838B
Sony CXD9615GB 'Emotion Engine' Back Side
Comment by Jordan Mattes (jordan.mattes[at]cpu-mchsi.com):
This is still one of the most interesting CPUs that has been created - the advancements made in its design in 2000 were mostly unheard of in most any CPU and at the time its ability to run games and multimedia programs (meaning the CPU's pure capacity - if it wasn't for the PlayStation 2's limited VRAM System RAM) was unmatched. The problem with the console itself was of course that graphics take up a lot of memory. It was promising at the time and it's a pity the architecture was not continued somehow. There are people doing Linux beowulf clusters with this CPU (in the form of the PlayStation 2) which are running better than one can usually expect from CPUs of that speed. This CPU is good at complex mathematical equations in terms of raw power-per-clock-cycle probably more efficient than any modern desktop PC's CPU.
 
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Core Frequency:300 MHz
Board Frequency:100 MHz
Clock Multiplier:3.0
Data bus (ext.):128 Bit
Address bus:128 Bit
Transistors:10,500,000
Circuit Size:0.18
Voltage:1.8 V
Introduced:02/1999
Manufactured:week 47/2000
L1 Cache:16+8 KB
Package Type:Plastic / Metal
Heatspreader
BGA-540
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