Cock It, Sony Still Working On PSP 2

The wife wants a PSPgo, which instantly means I have to have one too – there’s no way Mrs Nofi is having a bit of gaming tech that I don’t have.  Apart from the novelty factor, though, there isn’t really that much reason to grab one unless you still haven’t jumped in to portable PlayStation gaming, and I already have a 2000 so the decision is an expensive one, made even more so by new rumours surfacing of the true successor to the PSP, the so-called PSP 2.

Eurogamer’s Spanish arm has apparently found details of the PSP 2’s graphics processor, which appears to be a quad core version of the SGX543MP, the sequel* to the SGX542MP.  The chip, codenamed Hydra, then, is what Eurogamer are claiming will power the visuals.  To put this into context, it’s close to the processor in the iPhone 3GX and the single core version will run Quake 3 Arena at an eye-blistering 30fps. 30, yeah.

Statty bastards will be happy to learn that the chip offers roughly 133 million polygons per second and 4Gpixels/sec fillrate.

Eurogamer.es have shared the source of the information with the UK-based Eurogamer so that’s them behind the story 100%.  The information is ‘off the record’ though, and you wouldn’t expect Eurogamer.net to call bullshit on this one, but it’s worth mentioning that if true this will put the PSP 2 somewhere alongside the original Xbox in terms of raw grunt – nothing particularly exciting but there’s still (hopefully) some way to go.  Now, about that PSPgo.

* Not really.

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