So we can't really say how "powerful" it really is without some specs right? Anyone have them?
Cut to the chase:
5 inch, 960 x 544, OLED Display
CPU ARMÂ® Cortexâ„¢-A9 quad core
Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
Rear touch pad Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Front and rear cameras
Built-in stereo speakers and microphone
Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
Built-in GPS (so the government knows where you are more of the time)
3G Mobile network connectivity (need another monthly bill?)
Edited by porschedrifter - 1/28/11 at 10:06am
The Sony NGP GPU or Next Generation Portable graphics processing unit is going to feature a PowerVR Chipset. The Series5XT (SGXMP) version SGX543MP4+ quad-core beast finds its way into the Sony GPU.
PowerVR is a division of Imagination Technologies. They develop both hardware and software for 2D and 3D rendering. Video CODEX and image processing side of things are also developed.
OpenGL, Direct3D are common 3D rendering technologies used these days. PowerVR accelerators are targetted for low-power markets suchs as mobile phones and tablets. The accelerators are manufactured by other companies such as NEC, Intel and Samsung, PowerVR just license out their designs.
PowerVRâ€™s Series5 (SGX) series feature pixel, vertex and geometry shader hardware. They suppport OpenGL 2.0 and DirectX 10.1 Shader Model 4.1. The SGX GPU is featured on many popular SoC (systems on chips). Apple A4 and Samsung Hummingbird SoC make use of the SGX GPU.
The things that sets Series5XT (SGXMP) apart from SGX is that it is the multi-core variant. Series5XT (SGXMP) or specifically SGX543MP4+ is used in the Sony Next Generation Portable or Sony NGP.
SGXMP have multi-core variants. 543XT, 544XT, and 554XT series. The performance scales linearly with number of cores and the clock speed of the cores. There are single to 16 core variants.
PlayStation Portable 2 or NGP uses the SGX543MP4+ which is the four core variant. It pumps 133M polygons/second and has fill rates in excess of 4Gpixels/second at 200MHz.
If only the NGP used the SGX543MP8 that has eight cores. This is able to pump 532M polygons/s and has a fill rate in excess of 16Gpixels/second at 400MHz.