a majority of people own cheap, low end computers. and trust me, even though a 2k computer might be around 5 times as pwoerful as a PS3, real world performance won't reflect it nearly so much as games on the PS3 are more highly optimized. On the flip side, it's still 5 times more powerful and you do inevitably get higher frame rates and more eyecandy in the same game. consoles have their strong points, namely every single one of them is effectively identical. While gaming, everyone is on equal grounds in terms of the game and games can be optimized. On the other hand, they need time to be designed developed and their hardware must be mass produced. The net result is that consoles are almost always a generation behind on launch and typically have very little RAM. On the other hand, PC games tend to be "one generation ahead" and more or less kill todays hardware but run flawlessly and beautifully on the next generations hardware. They also cost more, though the cost to some is debatable as economy builds can often game as well as more expensive ones, just they're well i can't really explain it but not as snappy or responsive for general use. I use a PC enough to justify making it my sole gaming platform and investing more money into it. ============= again as for folding, Cell is the King of [email protected] no doubt. The PS3 just needs more RAM to make the most of it. It doesn't even need to be fast memory, maybe just 512mb of 'slow' DDR2 RAM to be used as victim memory.