PSP processor 50% more powerful than... itself?

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  • bzzct 15 Apr 2005 20:26:42 1,725 posts
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    What's all this then?
  • deem 15 Apr 2005 20:29:29 31,641 posts
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  • sephy 15 Apr 2005 20:32:23 4,036 posts
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    Sounds logical. there is simply no need for full cpu speed with 1st generation games, and gamers will welcome the better battery life.

    /doesnt understand the fuss about batteries considering it uses a rechargeable pack, and extra packs can be bought extra
  • Pirotic Moderator 15 Apr 2005 20:39:46 20,648 posts
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    the story is all wrong anyway.

    you can adjust the clock speed in real-time, but the original firmware had a glitch which stopped you being able to clock it any lower than a certain mhz (can't remember it off the top of my head) which basically means all the menus which should of run at a uber-slow clock speed ended up eating up more battery life than intended as the speed change would fail and it'd jump back to 160mhz or whatever it was, the firmware update fix's this so people should get better battery life in future generation games.

    you can still clock it upto the maximum speed. but no games have yet because of the battery life issue. once they release a bigger battery you can be sure you'll suddenly get nicer looking games.

    :p
  • Shadar 15 Apr 2005 20:42:48 6 posts
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    So, we're down to upgradeable consoles now? That's an interesting development.
  • Shinji 15 Apr 2005 20:47:04 5,903 posts
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    you can still clock it upto the maximum speed. but no games have yet because of the battery life issue.

    Or rather, because Sony's TRCs forbid you from doing so. They simply won't approve any game that goes over 222mhz for release right now. It's not a choice developers are making voluntarily.
  • Pirotic Moderator 15 Apr 2005 22:26:42 20,648 posts
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    Yup, because you underclock it by limiting the system bus speed which also underclocks the GPU, see? they are tied together.
  • terminalterror 15 Apr 2005 23:27:32 18,937 posts
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    Shadar wrote:
    So, we're down to upgradeable consoles now? That's an interesting development.

    N64 expansion pak?
  • Orta 15 Apr 2005 23:32:46 137 posts
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    Does seem a little bit mad.

    So let me get this right.... the PSP's battery life will get worse as the games get better? So as people want to play for longer, they won't be able to?

    Genius.
  • mal 15 Apr 2005 23:44:27 22,787 posts
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    Well, one would assume Sony would only revise the agreement terms once they've overcome the battery life and possible overheating problems.

    Though if it is an overheating problem, I can't see how they'd improve that without a massive recall. The suggestion of overheating came from the gameradar story though, so it's probably just a battery issue.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • deem 16 Apr 2005 07:04:35 31,641 posts
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  • Orta 16 Apr 2005 15:34:39 137 posts
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    Having reread my post I realise I sounded a bit stupid - I do understand computery things, don't worry ;)

    I didn't realise they were releasing a new battery. I suppose that will help. Just a shame that Sony haven't concentrated on the things that are really important to a handheld - controls and battery life (I think the analogue stick is awful, for the record).

    I look forward to seeing what will happen to the PSP, but for me, having to carry around several spare batteries sounds a bit rubbish.
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