Rumored PSP2 Will Boast Powerful Quad Core GPU

Rumored PSP2 Will Boast Powerful Quad Core GPU

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Specifications for the rumored PSP2 that Sony is allegedly working on may have been leaked and could possibly indicate that the system will be built around a low-power quad core chip codenamed Hydra.

Eurogamer.es (Google translation) claims to have gained access to "internal information" about the next generation of PSP that Sony reportedly has in development but hasn't yet announced. This is not the PSP Go, which we already know about, but an entirely new unit which will be as powerful as an original Xbox.

The source of all that power will be Hydra, a quad core version of Imagination Technologies' SGX543MP, described as very much like the one found in the iPhone 3GS as well as a number of netbooks such as the Dell Mini 12. According to the report, the processor will achieve 133 million polygons per second with a fillrate of four gigapixels per second, with an additional boost provided by PowerVR's tile-based deferred rendering.

I have no idea what any of that means but apparently it's pretty hot stuff. The single core version of the SGX chip was demonstrated at CES running Quake 3 Arena at over 30 frames per second and Imagination Technologies describes it as a GP-GPU, meaning it can handle both CPU and GPU duties. "It may well be that PSP2 will centralize all of its processing into a single chip, thus saving power and providing other efficiency savings from a programming perspective (lightning fast interaction between game logic and graphics, for example)," Eurogamer's Digital Foundry blog noted.

It's impossible at this stage to confirm the veracity of the rumor but Digital Foundry also said that the information it has about Eurogamer's source, coupled with ongoing rumors that Sony licensed a "high-performance graphics core" from Imagination Technologies in November 2008, leads it to consider the story "a likely proposition." Sony has refused to comment but Eurogamer predicts that an official announcement should be forthcoming by the end of the year.

via: GameSpy, with thanks to Caimekaze for the tip.

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egh, even with an amazing core like that I still don't find much of a reason to buy a PSP for just God Of War, and the other 3 games that are any good.

So is the PSPGO just going to become sony's red-haired stepchild?

I always saw the PSP as a bit of a flop to be honest, putting a powerful GPU in it won't help. I don't buy hand held games for the graphics.

The single core version of the SGX chip was demonstrated at CES running Quake 3 Arena at over 30 frames per second

Wait wait wait....We ARE in 2009 right?
So a single core of this chip can run a 1999 game at 30fps.

Umm...Am I suppose to be amazed? Since any old Ati\Nvidia card can destroy that game, eat it and spit it back out and eat it again.

I really dont get what's so amazing now.

And it will cost $1000 dollars.

Broken Wings:
Snip.

Why did you necro this? DOH! My mistake there, thought that this was pre-PSP Go! news due to a lack of sleep clouding my head.

superdance14:
And it will cost $1000 dollars.

Get your facts straight. It will cost $249.

scotth266:

Broken Wings:
Snip.

Why did you necro this?

Look at the date this is new

Yay back to the weekly article about PSP 2 rumors.

Broken Wings:

scotth266:

Broken Wings:
Snip.

Why did you necro this?

Look at the date this is new

Broken Wings is right you know

http://au.psp.gamespy.com/articles/100/1001515p1.html

Rumors claiming that specs for a PSP SUCESSOR have surfaced do the rounds.

There's enough in one line to know that this isn't old news.

VincentX3:

Broken Wings:

scotth266:

Broken Wings:
Snip.

Why did you necro this?

Look at the date this is new

Broken Wings is right you know

http://au.psp.gamespy.com/articles/100/1001515p1.html

Rumors claiming that specs for a PSP SUCESSOR have surfaced do the rounds.

There's enough in one line to know that this isn't old news.

Thank you I love hearing that I'm right.

scotth266:

VicunaBlue:
So is the PSPGO just going to become sony's red-haired stepchild?

Check the date on the story, matey. It's from JULY, back when we didn't know that this "PSP 2" was actually the PSP Go!

Yes, July 7th 2009. Sounds awfully like today.

well... i dont buy any hand held games anywhay, but nice touch saying it will be "as powerfull as the xbox" hehe

meh.

I'll get a psp go when they're cheap.

I don't need a handheld xbox. I have an xbox, and I don't leave my house.

Woe Is You:
Yes, July 7th 2009. Sounds awfully like today.

Aaaand that's why people need sleep. My bad. Right now I'm running on caffine... and it doesn't help me think clearly, it just keeps me awake.

Jeez, I thought that this was some necro. Well, I suppose it's cool to hear rumors of a PSP 2, even though I'm more concerned about a second analog nub than I am with this core stuff.

The DS, without any fancy superprocessor, still manages to top the sales charts. So I highly doubt concentrating their investments in making their handheld more powerfull won't be good strategy for Sony.

Sevre90210:
I always saw the PSP as a bit of a flop to be honest, putting a powerful GPU in it won't help. I don't buy hand held games for the graphics.

Compared to the DS, yeah. Compared to any other handheld console that Nintendo didn't make, they're doing great.

superdance14:
And it will cost $1000.

I think you forgot to add a few zeros on that.

Oh for fuck's sake! We don't even have the PSP Go! yet, why are we still talking about PSP2s and Xbox720s and Nintendo Piddle's and PlaystationB4's?

I was about to go on a rant about something in this, but I don't feel like it. So HA! No fanboyism from me today!

I'm still wondering, why the hell are we talking about PSP2s and the 720s and the Piddle's ect..... I mean, come on, the PSP Go! was just freakin' announced why are we jizzing our pants for a PSP2 nowadays?

hm, would be rather pointless to have the PSP Go if their going to announce the PSP2 by the end of the year? also, what ever happened to the 10-year product life cycle? doesn't it apply to the PSP?

Jumplion:
Oh for fuck's sake! We don't even have the PSP Go! yet, why are we still talking about PSP2s and Xbox720s and Nintendo Piddle's and PlaystationB4's?

I was about to go on a rant about something in this, but I don't feel like it. So HA! No fanboyism from me today!

I'm still wondering, why the hell are we talking about PSP2s and the 720s and the Piddle's ect..... I mean, come on, the PSP Go! was just freakin' announced why are we jizzing our pants for a PSP2 nowadays?

I have a feeling this will probably take a year to make at the least, and someone in the press wasn't patient enough to wait.

Regardless, I'm happy with my PSP3000.

I call bullshit until I see an official announcement. This damn rumor of a PSP2 always pops up whenever a new model of the PSP comes around. Even if it is announced some time late this year, I doubt it wont be released for another 2 or 3 years.

Simalacrum:
hm, would be rather pointless to have the PSP Go if their going to announce the PSP2 by the end of the year? also, what ever happened to the 10-year product life cycle? doesn't it apply to the PSP?

When did they announce the SP in relation to the DS?

This is why the PSP fails on every level. Making a handheld as powerful as a console is completely unnecessary, and proves Sony doesn't understand the appeal of the medium.

Lvl 64 Klutz:
This is why the PSP fails on every level. Making a handheld as powerful as a console is completely unnecessary, and proves Sony doesn't understand the appeal of the medium.

Right, because I need everything to be ugly-ass as soon as I step onto the street. What level, exactly, does that fail on, besides your bias?

Lvl 64 Klutz:
This is why the PSP fails on every level. Making a handheld as powerful as a console is completely unnecessary, and proves Sony doesn't understand the appeal of the medium.

Because 50 million units sold is a failure. Because having a substantial multi-media device that's mildly successful is a failure. Because just being able to survive against Nintendo for the past four years against fuck-mothering Nintendo, that's undeniably the king of the handhelds (seriously, they are), is a failure.

Not to mention that this is only a god damn RUMOR. Where does it say anywhere that this is confirmed or that this has any truth in any sense of the word?

Okay, I admit I overstated my first statement. It doesn't fail on every level. In fact, I mentioned in another thread that I wanted a PSP for some of the games it offers. However, I do still stand by my feeling that Sony doesn't discern a difference between handheld gaming and console gaming. Where Nintendo tries to offer convenience (and admittedly, doesn't do a fantastic job) Sony tries to offer power. I applaud them for trying to find a niche in the market, but it's asking a lot of developers to make a graphics and detail intensive game for a 4 inch screen.

Lvl 64 Klutz:
Okay, I admit I overstated my first statement. It doesn't fail on every level. In fact, I mentioned in another thread that I wanted a PSP for some of the games it offers. However, I do still stand by my feeling that Sony doesn't discern a difference between handheld gaming and console gaming. Where Nintendo tries to offer convenience (and admittedly, doesn't do a fantastic job) Sony tries to offer power. I applaud them for trying to find a niche in the market, but it's asking a lot of developers to make a graphics and detail intensive game for a 4 inch screen.

Its hardly detail intensive, the tech is a generation old. If Indie developers can make good looking downloadable games for the Ps3, there's no real reason they can't do the same for the PsP.

 

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