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Nono, they aren't saying it can play games at a lower resolution at the same FPS. They are saying it's just as "powerful" which should mean it has the same amount of processing power (no matter the settings) as the PS3, which it definately won't unless Sony had some incredible breakthrough that will change computing forever, which they didn't.
You guys are trying to hard to prove Sony wrong. Get over yourself. By "Just as Powerful", I think it's OBVIOUS that they mean it can play games for the PSP2, just as well as on the PS3. Albeit, a smaller screen.
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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 ARM® Cortex™-A9 quad core
GPU SGX543MP4+
Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
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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.

PowerVR’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.

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post #73 of 85
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You guys are trying to hard to prove Sony wrong. Get over yourself. By "Just as Powerful", I think it's OBVIOUS that they mean it can play games for the PSP2, just as well as on the PS3. Albeit, a smaller screen.
Maybe to you, but to the general consumer, who doesn't know anything about the hardware they are buying, it's shady marketing. They say just as powerful and the guy who doesn't know any better takes it as fact so he goes out and buys a PSP2 because he thinks he has a portable PS3, when he doesn't he has something less powerful. It's cheap marketing and Sony knows it. I have a problem with any company who uses these kind of tactics to prey on the ignorant, which is why I have a problem with a lot of companies. Nothing I can do about it though, expect try my best to educate those who aren't, it's ultimately up to the people who are considerng purchasing the product.
 
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I believe the graphics to look around the same level as the ps3/x360. Picture a modern smartphone game then triple/quadruple the processing power behind it without having to worry about background Phone related resources being taken up.

However, I'll be SHOCKED if this has a battery life that exceeds the 3DS (which uses a dual-core ARM11 solution @266mhz). And is only rated for 3 hours min battery life.
    
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Maybe to you, but to the general consumer, who doesn't know anything about the hardware they are buying, it's shady marketing. They say just as powerful and the guy who doesn't know any better takes it as fact so he goes out and buys a PSP2 because he thinks he has a portable PS3, when he doesn't he has something less powerful. It's cheap marketing and Sony knows it. I have a problem with any company who uses these kind of tactics to prey on the ignorant, which is why I have a problem with a lot of companies. Nothing I can do about it though, expect try my best to educate those who aren't, it's ultimately up to the people who are considerng purchasing the product.
No. The average idiot will see that claim and think: "Games on the PSP2 will look as good as the games on the PS3!"
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Well computing has come a long way since the PS3 was released. But I still don't think it's possible to fit the hardware capabilities of a ps3 into the size of PSP. Even if you count the fact that the resolution will be much smaller.

It's a load of crock and it's really terrible that they would try and play the "ignorant buyers" card.
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Well computing has come a long way since the PS3 was released. But I still don't think it's possible to fit the hardware capabilities of a ps3 into the size of PSP. Even if you count the fact that the resolution will be much smaller.

It's a load of crock and it's really terrible that they would try and play the "ignorant buyers" card.
Really? Have you even seen what modern Cell Phones can do? See the PSP? How many years has it been since it's release. I'm sure we have the technology.
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Really? Have you even seen what modern Cell Phones can do? See the PSP? How many years has it been since it's release. I'm sure we have the technology.
lol No I haven't seen what modern cellphones can do. I have a brick and proud of it. One of my friends is getting "the most powerful phone" to date, so I'll check em out when he gets it.
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My free Vortex Probably outperforms the original PSP. OR gets close to it.
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However, I'll be SHOCKED if this has a battery life that exceeds the 3DS (which uses a dual-core ARM11 solution @266mhz). And is only rated for 3 hours min battery life.
It's expected to be between 4-6 hours. 3DS with 3D on should be less at least by everyones initial speculation.
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