A new rumor has now surfaced, giving more credence to the bold claims that Sony might be releasing a gaming tablet. We’ve also found a couple videos that show off what the games might look like if these rumors are indeed true.
That Backbreaker video on the site looks excellent. I can't stress enough how much I want this device. If Sony does use this processor, it will be 1080p capable.
It would do 1080p - but I doubt it'll do it with gaming. They do 1080 video decoding... Maybe the "tablett" is an after thought. A good one though. But if the rumors are true that the power budget exceeds the requirements for a PSP2, a tablet could be an "PSP2-Alpha" and open up new markets until the technology is advanced enough to scale it down to a hand held device. Following Sony's tradition with shrinking over time, that might as well be a strategy. Tegra2 is small enough - but maybe the battery isn't. Use a tablet until they can shrink it down into a PSP2 size. But then, what do I know. Maybe not. I would just hope it is true, though. I would want that tablet more than a PSP2.
wouldnt it be using the same technology as zune HD?
Actually, the next-generation iteration of that tech, yes. When talking about the GPU anyway. I'd like to see a Cell thrown in there as well, though obviously a lower-powered one.
2x Arm CortexA9 instead of single core Arm11. Raw performance 4x of that. And GPU is performance optimize with double the clock frequency and better memory interface (2x memory bandwidth). - if those rumors are true.
Look up these games to see what the PSP2 graphics will look like. http://playstation.about.co...
Gimme Gimme Gimme!
Wow...I'm not sure why I would want this more...As a gaming device or as a tablet computer. Either way, it looks phenomenal. How have we never heard of this before?!
I think we have, a while ago. BTW didn't they say that the PSP2 is going to be like the gamecube graphics?
Check out the backbreaker vid back at the site. IMO it looks better than Gamecube. Remember these are unpolished prototypes too. And the processor is capable of 1080p.
@Agent They never said anything about the PSP2's graphics, since it hasn't officialy been released, and Gamecube graphics wouldn't be a huge leap forward since there are games currently on the PSP that rival the PS2 and gamecube. Graphically I think the PSP 2 games will look like the PS3's Collection games (with better textures, lighting, effect, etc...) PS3 launch titles like: Gran Turismo HD Concept (what happened to this on PSN?), F.E.A.R. 1, And online only games like: Warhawk, and MAG, and that's fine. Just look at these images and see if you'd be happy with this being what the PSP 2 looks like. http://media.ps3.ign.com/me... http://media.ps3.ign.com/me... http://www.joystiq.com/scre... http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3... http://kingslayer.files.wor... http://www.gamespot.com/ps3... http://www.gamespot.com/ps3...
It's some sort of GForce core with better shader support (than even the RSX ??). Bottle neck will be clock frequency and memory bandwidth. They say 2-3x Tegra 1 which clocks at 1.3GB/s @ 333MHz (compare PS3 25GB/sec @ 550MHz). Is some serious juice for a handheld, though, if they can get that close to 4-5GB/s (PS2 raw throughput is 4-5GB/s). Maybe like those PS3/PS2 remakes, but with much better shader support but nowhere close to PS3 level. Well, obviously, max 720p (or less for a handheld).
The Collection titles are only remastered for HD with better AA. So it's safe to say the PSP2 should be capable of those graphics with much better texture work making the game overall look somewhat of a PS 2.5 which isn't bad at all for a handheld. I say better than the original Xbox, but not a 360.
looks like tegra really is the future of mobile GPUs
Hope it does look like that. Looks awesome, indeed.
sounds like the cloud gaming stuff. Either way, would you want to play a full fledged game in your lap, with no buttons at all? That's why I don't like the ipad and their "games"
Tru dat yo.
If it is a tablet I don't regard it as the PSP2 and I won't be buying one. I'll see it as "another Sony product". Which isn't the same as a PLAYSTATION product.
I have a Ps3 in my car hooked to my 6inch lcd nav...and i am late to everything playing it waiting for appointments in the parking lot. This would make my life complete :-) I had a PSP 1000 and it died,i just could not justify buying another. This i could justify easy. What do you think it would cost? 400$ US? 500$ US?
If PSP2 has those graphics and supports several levels of multimedia, I'll be getting one on launch week...
Whats up with that?Halo at Night on the PSP 2 ? Whats the World coming to ? More news at 11:00.LoL
This is so old!! tegra 2 technology!!
Idiot. So old that it's not even out yet. Wow. Talk about old.
I hope they do a good job on the PSP2 and take into account all teh short comings of the psp1. COuld be a great system if done right.
they could make a gaming tablet but I would prefer a handheld that fits in the pocket
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