Subject: Re: NetBSD/playstation2 anyone?
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: tech-ports
Date: 12/28/2000 13:06:05
On Thu, Dec 28, 2000 at 12:07:40AM -0600, Dave Huang wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Dec 2000, David Maxwell wrote:
> > The big problem is CPU. While the Dreamcast runs an Hitachi SHx series
> > processor, the PS2 has a custom Sony 'Emotion Engine' RISC CPU.
> Isn't that really a MIPS core with some extras?

It's 64bit MIPS with some Sony extensions for graphics, I think. Someone
from MIPS told me that next year the chip will be released, but without
the proprietary Sony stuff.

- Frank