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Sony Computer Entertainment may use a derivative of Cell processor – originally developed by IBM, Sony and Toshiba – for its forthcoming PlayStation Portable 2 handheld video game console, according to rumours. The new chip will enable very high performance and will allow Sony to offer rather unbelievable experience. In fact, the PSP2 is likely to be not too far behind PlayStation 3 in terms of performance.

Sony PlayStation Portable 2 – or whatever its actual name is – will be based on the Cell processors with four synergistic processing elements (SPEs), according to VG247 web-site. Back in late 2008 rumours transpired that Sony had licensed PowerVR graphics processor technologies for the next-gen PSP2. Considering that feature-set of Imagination Technologies’ is akin to desktop-class graphics processors, the PSP2 may indeed be more capable in terms of graphics than the PS3 itself.

Quite interestingly, but the PSP2 may also be very smartphone like. According to market rumours, PSP2 has two cameras, one forward and one backward facing, in addition, it has a touch-screen in addition to physical PlayStation buttons. Finally, according to the unofficial information, the device sports both 3G/3.5G and Wi-Fi connectivity.

One thing that remains completely unclear is the launch timeframe of Sony’s second-generation handheld game console. Originally, many sources indicated that SCEI might release the PSP2 in 2010, however, at this point there are rumours about the launch in 2011.

Sony did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Sony, PlayStation Portable, Cell, Imagination, Imagination Technologies, PowerVR, Playstation

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The author of this story is smoking crack. The PSP2 will not be remotely as powerful as a ps3. Sure it might be able to provide the exact same or better image quality as a ps3 on it's far smaller screen but it's impossible for it to match a ps3 and be remotely portable. The rumored gfx have a fill rate high then a Radeon 5770... Also if it uses a 4 SPE cell that mean 3 would be use able for games while the 4th handles encryption like the 8th does on the ps3
0 0 [Posted by: sollord  | Date: 05/18/10 05:34:34 AM]
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did you even read the title?!? that's why its called a RUMOUR!!! they just speculations!!! idiot!
0 0 [Posted by: dudde  | Date: 05/18/10 07:51:05 AM]
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No its called making shit up to boost your hits and money form ads as only and idiot would believe this rumor let alone give it enough thought to post makes me wonder how much G247 made for pulling this bs.

I wasn't referring to this site in my first post.
0 0 [Posted by: sollord  | Date: 05/18/10 11:42:07 PM]
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Take it easy guys
0 0 [Posted by: East17  | Date: 05/19/10 03:24:38 AM]
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