Rumour: PSP2 to be as powerful as Xbox, use quad core GPU

It is also claimed that the new chip would be able to run Open GL 2.0, DirectX 10 and will double as both a graphics unit and CPU

Another day, another rumor for Sony and crew. Looks like this time, the rumors take a surprise turn in revealing tech specs for an upcoming PSP2 (No, not the PSPgo, but a true successor to the PSP). While this seems a bit shady as Sony just spent a great deal of time and effort promoting the PSPgo, it doesn't seem wholly implausible that Sony would already be investing in newer technology for their hand held console.

According to Eurogamer's Spanish outpost (Via Digital Foundry), a newer version of Imagination Technologies owerVR SGX543MP chip - codenamed Hydra - will form the foundation of the PSP2, which in its improved state would be a quad core chip. Apparently, the performance would then be able to match that of Microsoft's original Xbox.

It is also claimed that the new chip would be able to run Open GL 2.0, DirectX 10 and will double as both a graphics unit and CPU, allowing Sony to keep costs and power consumption to a minimum.

Again, this is all just speculation as Sony was quick to comment, "we do not comment on rumor and speculation," but, all the same, there could be some truth in the matter.

And no, there was no mention of a second analogue stick.

Read full details on the SGX543MP multi-processor here on Imgtec.com

Source: Kotaku

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